Just popping in to say, hey! I did manage to read this entire thread last night as I was falling off to sleep. The DQ's coming in are great, I am sure they will start to fly now! I mailed mine this morning, so this is a much better record than last month! What's up with this weather? K, I cannot believe you guys had this snow storm before you could even clean up from Sandy. I hope you are all doing well. Sounds like life, with the exception of the red tape stuff, is getting a little normalized. Glad to see you are back sewing, I hope that relaxes you as much as it does me. This strips and stripes theme was fun. I can't wait to share my creation with all, it is something you all see and do a lot, but it was my first attempt at it, and I absolutely loved it. I love the scrappy look, and this fit right into that, as well as the strips and stripes.