Thank you Desley for the book I won! I know I will enjoy Karen McTavish's Quilting for Show. It will be exciting to receive a package from Australia - I don't think I ever have before. Desley shows her beautifully quilted work on her blog Addicted to Quilts, you can see it here.
In answer to a question by Desley about my quilt Wild Child, yes the borders are done with trapunto and the color surrounding the trapunto is all thread. I used Glide thread for the first time and really liked it. It is a 40 wt. trilobal polyester and the colors really glow.
It has been unseasonably cool this spring but today is more like usual: it's warm, humid and we're under a tornado watch. We keep a weather radio next to the bed and when it updates it makes an obnoxious sound: DEEDLE DEEDLE DEEDLE. Tonight we expect to have what we call a deedle-deedle night with updates coming every time we drop off to sleep.