Last night I was completing my first Civil War block for SO's new block of the month....I cut the fabric wrong for one of the strips and got frustrated and tossed it down. I looked at my phone and saw it was exactly 7:23 and the paper said we should be able to see the space shuttle Discovery and the Space Station cross our nighttime sky. So I stepped outside the barn and looked up. Sure enough here came what looked like a bright light (like a fast moving plane) move across the sky. I wasn't sure that it was the shuttle for sure, but then to my delight I saw another bright light at about the same speed following the same trajectory! That was the Space Station! So re-energized I walked back into the barn and found a fabric from my stash to replace the one I cut wrong and started again....but thinking about what progress we have made in 150 years. Sure another quilter may have been making a block like this with some of these style fabrics...but not with the tools we have today. Maybe if I ever get to travel to space...I will take an old quilt with me.