Cecilia's Crochet Basket has been delivered and was most happily received. This basket is designed to hold 8 - 9 skeins of yarn and the project, in its various stages. This basket stands and has handles so that it can be easily moved. My basket, the one of the left, has a dark inside, which makes it difficult to locate things. Cecilia's basket is 8 inches taller and has a lighter lining, so important when looking for things. This pattern was modified from one in friend Ebony Love's book, Cut It, Sew It, Stow It.
Meanwhile, I have been making steady progress on grandson Ben's quilt. The top is mostly constructed - I'm just adding some red and black borders so that it is an appropriate twin bed size. For the back of his quilt John found some NBA Bulls fabric at Joann's, and I found a link to the local newspaper from last June, when Ben was the Illinois Free Throw Champion. I printed this page out onto fabric, and it will also be part of the back of the quilt. Ben has the best disposition - can't wait to get this quilt to him!