Strangely enough, after all my freaking out about the new neighbors... they up and left! I've decided that skunks don't like publicity -- I think they were upset by my paparazzi activity the other night, and the fact that they were written up on this blog and my neighborhood yahoo list, and they just wanted a bit more privacy.
I did the trick of spreading some flour next to their burrow to try to figure out when they went out for the night, so that I could throw a back of mothballs in there, but the flour hasn't been disturbed for three nights now -- however I did catch a raccoon on the front porch last night, and found his tracks in the flour, too!
Oh well, back to quilting... here's a sneak peak at my Booty Swap quilt: Yes, it IS bright, isn't it? I have no idea whether my partner will like it because she didn't give many clues -- but I think it's going to be fun. I'll post another photo when it's done.