Nothing like a weekend of French Open tennis and broken down internet service to get a small quilt pieced! I don't have a good inner border fabric in my stash; so unless the LQS has something, Grandpap's Cards will have to wait until I get back to AZ and TOWQS to qualify as a real finish.
I drafted the Crosses and Losses blocks down to 3" and have the perfect spot for it on my bedroom wall. I also think I will try tea dyeing to make it look even more antique.
On the subject of our LQS here in Pagosa Springs...it is a small cubby in the back of the local Mercantile, where hunting and fishing supplies seem to be the main fare. The owner still manages to have a fairly good selection and carries mostly Moda fabrics, some reproductions, and a sampling of batiks.
I also spent some time getting block #3 of Autumn Houses done, sans the embroidery.
It still needs a little squirrel in the bottom corner, but I don't have the perfect fabric for that either. That makes two things to look for at the LQS. I use the starch and glue prep method for my applique and I am trying out a new archival glue from Jillily Studio called Appli-Glue. Like it so far, especially the non-clogging tip; but the real test will be to see how water soluble it is. I always rinse my applique after it is done to loosen and remove the glue.
We have been experiencing heavy smoke in the skies from the fires burning near Alpine in AZ. I have several friends with cabins in the area and pray they are safe.