Yes, I too have been bitten by the cute basket bug, and have been making the Trick or Treat baskets from the Where the Cold Wind Blows book from Blackbird Designs. These baskets will be swapped out and will eventually make their way to quilters all across the US and Australia. Can't wait until October to see the baskets I get back!
Its the end of the gardening season, so I have been harvesting the seed pods from my black-eyed susan flowers to plant again next summer. I love these flowers as they are so colorful, drought-resistant and long lived. I always plant a big patch outside my kitchen window to enjoy all summer long. I will have way too many seeds to use myself, so if you are one of the first ten friends who would like some seeds, please leave me a comment, and I'll get a packet of susan seeds off in the mail to you.