Thank you for the suggestions of books to include. You all have suggested great ones, or supported me in what I thought of sending her. Heck, I may send two or three books to keep from stinting her, LOL.
Not much exciting happened yesterday around here. We're on a quest to find suitable summer fruit, which, despite where we live, is not that easy. I can never get over to the farmer's market in town to get fruit and the best places I know are quite a distance away and aren't open when I am able to get to them. Our Safeway has awful fruit, but I bought nectarines there last week, which HTB ate and never said anything, so I bought him some more last night, and the one he tried to eat . . . ohhhh, it has nearly turned me off nectarines. Mealy and tasteless, like eating styrofoam . . . I'm still gagging. Mom is giving us peaches from the orchard we used to go to when I was small, and they may be our fruit vendor for the summer. I'm almost tempted to drive over to the Eastern Shore to stock up-we have YET to get bad produce from the stands along the road. I wonder what people do if they have no other alternative? If mealy nectarines are all there are, what do you do?
Surprise, surprise, I picked up Hummingbird Trellis afghan last night to work on it. I'm setting a goal for myself to have two squares finished by the end of the year and to work on finishing it in 2011. On top of everything else, I know. If I get Squares 3 and 8 done this year, that is a fairly large accomplishment, and it's time I get this afghan done, since I started it in 2005, frogged and restarted in 2006. 4 or 5 years is too long for one project. The stitching itself is not that bad, it's handling all that fabric--it's heavy, it gets in the way, it's an effort to flip the q-snaps to start and stop. I have Nature's Home afghan around too, to start, but I've decided I'll do that as quilt squares and then sew them together.
I hope the week is progressing well for everyone.