I'm not usually a fan of yo-yo quilts; they don't seem like real quilts to me when they are the sewn-together strings of yo-yos with all the gaps in between. Just not cozy. But this quilt caught my eye, with the yo-yos appliqued on a top and then the whole thing backed and quilted. I like the cheeriness of the red and whites, too. It's from this catalog, if you're curious. And no, I still haven't finished any of my current quilting projects yet.
Today is Bob C.'s 40th birthday -- Happy Birthday, Bob! Bob is the youngest brother of my best friend growing up, Pat. Their family lived next door to us, and we all grew up together (the 7 kids in their family and me) in the best kind of neighborhood way. I was five when Bob was born, and I have such vivid memories of his babyhood and childhood; for me, he's one of those people who can never be "old;" he'll always be the youngest one of the gang. It doesn't hurt that he's also always been a truly kind, sweet person -- those qualities always seem to make people young for life in the best possible way.