Sue From the Magpie's Nest sent these two big bold letters as well as a strip of that background fabric. Some I will save for the student letter quilt, but I think some of it is going to sneak into the Lone Star.
Speaking of the work in progress, I got enough blocks done for the 4th arm of the star (well, I've done that last block since I took this pic):
Something doesn't look quite right with this pile of strings...
I forgot to mention above the other fabulous item in the mail. A wonderful friend sent me copies of the new Terminator series because I'd mentioned how sad I was to be missing it. I haven't watched Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles yet, but I am really looking forward to it. If your internet speed is faster than mine, you can go watch episodes on the net here on the show's homepage.
Yesterday I met my friend Will for lunch (I had a delicious salad with warmed goat cheese on toast) and a walk in the Bastille area. You should be impressed with me because not only did I walk a LOT but I didn't wimp out even though it was drizzly and overcast for most of the day. Will is a good influence.
I am so so so behind in my email and in giving you all links. But I want to get back to my sewing. eek, a dilemma. Sorry, but the computer stuff is going to have to wait.
Oh, and Happy Mardi Gras. My favorite radio station WKZE (which you can listen to online) is playing Louisiana cajun and zydeco music right now and I am loving it. Feel sorry for the neighbors - I'm going to crank up the volume so I can hear it over the sewing machine.