Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Vintage Sheet Quilt - Blues

I didn't mean to be away from my blog for so long, I just haven't had a lot to post about. No pretty pictures to share, and I wouldn't know how to post without something visual to distract from my crazy ramblings. But, I did finally manage to snap out of my lazy funk (for a bit) and pieced a new vintage sheet quilt using only my blue, green and purple inventory. So in honor of the winter blues, a blues quilt.

For the first time ever, I've decided to do something fancy with the back of one of my quilts. I think I'm liking it better than the front. Here's a wrinkly little peek...

Hope to have it quilted soon, but don't hold your breath. My kids are off track for 3 weeks (year round school). Ay Carumba!

*Also been doing more reading. Read Hunger Games & Catching Fire. Couldn't stop thinking about them, so I read a few others to get them off my brain, including one on the Readers Choice table at the library called
Jane Austen Ruined My Life. I wanted to like it, but in the end it was disappointing at best. Such a wimpy heroine - but then again, if I'm comparing characters to Katniss and Peeta, they all will seem like whiners. Next up... The Book Thief. If you have any suggestions, send them my way.

Friday, January 8, 2010


Winter can be beautiful, but it's a beauty I appreciate more the less I am exposed to it. Lately all I want to do is curl up in velour sweat pants, with my favorite micro-mink throw (George Costanza would understand both these choices) in front of a roaring fire, nose in a book. Although sometimes sitting over a heater vent works just as well.

Went to the library a few days ago and came home with a stack of books and a handful of DVDs - the delicious kind that you'll never find at RedBox like the never before seen by me, Monarch of the Glen Season 7 (yep, still a geek).

Wednesday I read this...

Very pleased with it - until I discovered the other book by the same author, which is on reserve for me, is the PRE-quel. Reading them out of order drives me NUTS.

Spent Thursday putting the house back together so I could spend all day today reading this one...

Also really good. Love this series. I've never been a leisurely reader. I wolf them down, and then I want more.

What were my little peeps doing while I was feasting on the written word?

Whipping up some eggs. Seriously, this rockin' little man played with Play-Doh for hours. Played until what started out as 20 new colorful containers morphed into one big brown blob on the center of the kitchen island, with rainbow Play-Doh confetti blanketing the kitchen floor. What a MESS! But I was able to read a novel, in its entirety.

And, because I don't know how to read on an empty stomach, I took a break to make this.

Three loaves of 10 grams of fat per slice, pumpkin perfection. Thank goodness my foodie resolution was in regards to caffeinated soda and not dessert. Sure, the recipe read Pumpkin Bread, but I'm no fool - it was dessert.

Well I'm off - have a hot date with some micro-mink and a Scottish Laird.

Hope January is treating you well.