I have had a few busy days! Finished the Holly and Berries top, pieced the backing and made the binding. I also completed a rag quilt I made from 5" charm square packs. They are brushed cotton and feel great! I washed the quilt for the "raggy" look and noticed that the tangled mess one normally gets when pulling the quilt out of the washer was not as bad. I think it is because of the "pinked" charmed squares. The "pinked" part did make sewing rather MESSY! My clothes were covered in little threads. Overall, I would do another rag quilt out of them. I went to Sweet Home Quilts in Conyers and bought a tote pattern...and of course the new Hemming House fabric to make it. I have it all finished already! Will post a pic when I can find my digital camera...know the mind is getting old when I keep forgetting where I put things! On Saturday, my family went to a Bird Show. Yes they actually have these! It is a fun place to see different birds...mostly parrots, finches, pet birds...and buy supplies at great prices. I did not get a bird, but one actually nipped me good! That has not happened to me yet, even with my own birds. Ouch! Saturday afternoon I went to a meeting about getting my Specialist degree at UGA. It was an informative meeting with what we are expected to do, etc. It is going to be great and hard work. I have 2 friends in the Cohort with me that are going to be great media specialists when they get certified!