Not a whole lot going on around here lately. Morpheus has been grumpy this week. Earlier in the week, I took him to the vet for his annual check up and bloodwork. Morpheus will be 17 in August and sometimes he is a grumpy old man, particularly if you wake him up from a nap and haul him off in the car to the vet. He also had to get a little biopsy done on a bump on his shoulder area, which required a shot and two stitches. Not a happy camper at all after that. Luckily, he didn't have to go home with an Elizabethan collar or a cape like last time.
But it was sore nonetheless and he let me know how horrible everything was by looking alternately pitiful and mad. I'm sorry Morph really I am.
Saturday was Silver Thimble Quilt Club day. I decided not to work on the 895 million 3" nine-patches I have left to make for the Scrappy Nines quilt and worked on the finishing kit for the Fat Quarter Shop Designer Mystery Quilt. Didn't get much accomplished because I spent a lot of time visiting with my quilting buddies. So now I'm going to alternate between these two quilts and hopefully have something finished soon.
I finished a good book recently. It's called For All the Tea in China by Sarah Rose.
The book recounts how Robert Fortune, a British horticulturalist smuggled tea plants out of China for the East India Company, which led to the establishment of tea growing in India and ended China's monopoly on tea. I enjoyed the book as a good, relatively short, well written and researched, popular history about tea--second only to coffee as my favorite drink.