August has just begun and I am back to working on the 8th month of my Block of the Month Garden Party Down Under. I got my Alex Anderson neutral quilt finished and it is off to the quilter. So I should be able to breathe easier.I expect to be able to get this Garden Party block done within the next week or so. After this block I have one more similar to it in September and the last four are 6.5 by 12.5 inches vases with vines and leaves or flowers in October and November. December is supposed to be a diamond border. However, the size with the border will not fit on the wall in my dining room so I do not plan to add it.I told myself I would not start anything new. However, this particular book caught my eye. I happen to have some fabric I purchased some time ago from Melanie Taylor that was in the same colors as on the cover of this book.And this quilt in it and her sew along that started last week just would not let me escape.The fabric is absolutely yummy and the pattern is perfect for it. The borders are all low volume white and off-white, some do have a bit of color in them as well. I am not buying any fabric, just using left overs from other projects.Block number 1 done and only 24 to go. They are a bit fussy as those magic corners are cut 1.5" square and there are 9 white and 4 brown in each block. All the centers will be that one brown fabric. I expect to be doing a great deal of sitting in my chair in the evenings drawing diagonal lines on 1.5" squares.My daughter sent me this picture. This is what has greeted her every morning for the last week. The reason for this gathering is a demand for wet canned cat food not their usual kibble fare. Sandie the orange cat had a tooth issue that required a visit to the vet for an extraction. The vet said to feed her wet canned cat food for a few days until she healed. Normally she does not allow cats on the counter, but to keep the other four unaware of Sandie getting special food for a few days she allowed her to eat up there. On the second day this is what she woke up to. And if anyone believes that she is going to get away without their demand for special canned wet food you are very mistaken.