Thanks so much for this plugin. I had been trying to use the plugins thumbnailsforexcepts and category-posts together to get exactly what you have offered in this one.
I have one request if possible. I would like the post title to appear above the excerpt only and not across the image and excerpt as it does now.
I tried modifying placement of the call for the post title and with css was able to get what I wanted. It was wonderful until I took a look at it in IE. There was a drop in the text (about one line) lower than the image. I would much rather not to have to change your code.
Thanks again for a wonderful plugin.