Taking more items off my list. I made the patchwork part of the shams last year, and had them long arm quilted. This was another project that I didn't want to pack, and finish at the new address. I love the fraternal quality of these shams. As an added bonus, I used some Laura Ashley home dec cotton that may have been in my stash for over twenty years.
About the new address--there still isn't one yet. I could scream. Please no unsolicited advice unless you are offering an apartment, and want to pay for me to move there.