I've decided on my next two quilting projects. I've had a request from my grandson for a pirate quilt and found an excellent example of one at a new favorite blog of mine. I'm having a little trouble gathering the supplies since apparently skull and crossbones are pretty much ignored in my local fabric shops. I even tried expanding my search to nautical prints, but with no luck. So, plan B is to broaden my search geographically to a larger shopping area about an hour from here. And plan C is to order some fabric online.
The other project on my list is a rag quilt. I have an old hobnail spread from my mother that I hoped to use along with some newer fabric. I'm still figuring out the details of construction, though. I found some directions online but they were for a pattern that didn't use any batting. There is one on display in my local quilt store that has batting and looks slightly different in construction, so I need to ask about it. (Here's where I miss the advice of commenters)
I finally got my cabinet for my new sewing machine. It turned out to be more difficult than I imagined. But now that it's here, I'm really pleased with it and anxious to start a new project.