Monday, June 9, 2014

Sunday Funday--and a Good Read!

This morning I cleaned and sorted through one of my bookshelves.  I mostly read on my Nook these days and tend to ignore the entire shelf of to be read books.  I decided to get rid of twenty or so of them that I know I will never read, and in the sorting I came across "The Forgotten Garden" by Kate Morton.  It called to me even after reading the backs of a bunch more books so I have spent more time reading than anything today.  There is just nothing like a good book to take you away and it reminds me of when I was not even ten and discovered books like "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm" and "The Secret Garden" I have memories of just reading and reading and never wanting it to end!  I was the proud winner of the "reading rockets" in sixth grade--by A LOT! If you are a reader, leave me a comment about some of your favorite reads please!

So I did manage to sew up the latest Ooh Rah! QOV block.  This one was a bit harder for me, the directions don't tell you the sizes to square up as I went and some tips were lost along the way, but all in all I like it.
 So here is half of the Quilt of Valor which will eventually find its way to Alycia!
 I also had some fun and quilted up this block you may recall from the RSC challenge which had to be redone since it was not quite the right size.  Waste not, want not, it is now a mug rug!
 And since I was in a putzy mood I finally quilted my tea pot into a mug rug too!


Sheila said...

When I was growing up, I would spend every free moment reading. Fiction books and collections of fiction short stories found on the shelves of my public school's library were my favorites. Folk stories, fables, historical, mysteries, colonial, animals, science fiction, most anything.

Sheila said...

Oh yes. Love your blocks and cute mug rugs.

Cathy said...

I am completely addicted to the Charley Davidson series by Darynda Jones. I reread them over and over. They are hilarious and I highly recommend them. If you like history, another really good series is A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness. That one is a trilogy and the third book is due out next month.

Deb A said...

I am a reader too - but have been slacking a bit lately. I have found some good reads about quilting - authors - Clare O'Donohue, Marie Bostwick, Arlene Sargento sp?, Jennifer Chiaverani. Debbie Macomber has a good series. An author I know writes a good mystery - The cue ball mystery by Cindi Blackburn.
A good one I just finished last month was Five Days in Skye by Carla Laureano. I kept going to the gym so I could read it!

Roslyn said...

The teapot is adorable! Let me know when the QOV top is ready & I will get it quilted, I have Dream Green batting I use for them some get washed a lot.