Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Hobby (and Dentist) Day

Time for a hobby update. I've finally finished two books and am working on another. I used to be able to speed through an average length book in just a day or two but lately it seems like I'm taking a lot longer than that. Could this new obsession with blogging have something to do with that? I've been surfing the vast sea of quilting and rv'ing blogs and every day I'm amazed at how creative some people are and how easily they can publish a post on their latest project or trip. I guess I've got a lot to learn yet about this stuff!

I finished Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen and probably will add this to my list of favorite books. This was the latest selection by our little (un-named) book club and I hope they all liked it as much as I did. The combination of interesting characters combined with a little fantasy and an enchanting setting makes this story about the reunion of two sisters a pleasure to read. I truly hope this author will consider making this into a series of books. There is so much more I'd like to know about the Waverlys.
I also finished Stoner and Spaz by Ron Koertge. This was the selection for I35 Book Club and it took me longer to find the book at a bookstore than to actually read it. If you go to the link for the club you'll find Sarah's review. She did such a great job explaining the characters you can see why she is such a great teacher (not to mention she's one of my two favorite nieces!) I did enjoy the book but some parts are a little disturbing and some may find it hard to think that this is what kids facing now.
I'm now reading Full of Grace by Dorothea Benton Frank. I've read several of her books and have enjoyed every one of them. I don't think this one will disappoint me either.

Here's the progress on the Christmas quilt. I've got all the blocks assembled but now I'm in the slow process of appliqueing the packages. In fact I should close this up for now and get back to that. I spent the morning at the dentist getting a tooth prepped for a crown and bridge so I didn't get my morning walk. It is cool but nice out so maybe I should get outside first. I need to clean out a few frozen annuals from the flower beds too. So I guess I'll close, go outside and walk, do a little gardening then come back in and quilt while watching Oprah!
Until next time!

1 comment:

JD said...

your quilt will look so pretty when it is done! i cannot wait to see it! Also love the jacket, very chic.