Friday, August 10, 2007

I have always been a voracious reader. But I've neglected reading since I got hooked on knitting and lately, quilting. I started reading again. I remember reading the DaVinci Code in one day. I've gone back and checked out lots of books from the library that some of my librarian friends were surprised to see me--lol!

Here are my fave authors:

Sandra Brown
Linda Howard
Dick Francis
Dean Koontz

Some of the books I refuse to read:
All the Harry Potter novels

I used to love Stephen King but I find his newer novels freaky and weird.

The library is also a good source of quilting and knitting books.

My husband and I are almost finished putting in Pergo flooring in the family room. VERY HARD work but we saved lots of $$ in labor cost. Next stop is the living room and then, my craft room.

Thus, I've neglected my quilting.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Aww, geesh, it has been over a month since I last blogged. I've missed reading what everyone's been up to.

I finished a Mystery Class at Country Sewing Store in Elk Grove and what a blast it was. It's a Debbie Caffrey mystery quilt called Monkey'n Around, or something like that. It's a 6 hour class done in one evening, from 5 pm to 11 pm. And they provide dinner too as part of the class.

There were about 25 quilters in all, plus 6 or so ladies doing the pressing. Some run around picking up sewn blocks and squares, dropping them off at the pressing stations and bringing them back to the quilters. All we had to do was sew, sew, sew. We ran out of time but still got to see the finished mystery. I ended up finishing my quilt at home.

I wonder if I can show a picture?? It's a mystery quilt and I'd hate to spoil the surprise for those who might be doing it elsewhere. Debbie's mysteries are sold nationwide to quilt stores. I'll find out.

Knitting season is coming back and I will soon be doing items for Yolo Wool Mill. The owner has just sent me more yarns. Yummm.