Yikes! Tomorrow is the start of the final week to prepare for our big festival. I am not even close to being ready. Fall is a super busy time in the quilt world as it is: guilds are back in session, and the pattern orders flood in as shops organize winter classes. Fabric companies are scrambling to get quilts made with their new fabric lines for Quilt Market later this month. I confess every year I shake my head and wonder whose idea it was to hold this festival in the week following Thanksgiving; certainly it wasn't a quilter (or at least not this quilter!) I had hoped to have 2 additional pieces finished for my "World of Beauty" display and both are close but not quite there. The miniature silk piece requires binding so it may actually make the show. Yesterday I got the Oriental piece basted and the stitch-in-the-ditch started. As you can see below, it's a very colourful piece.