Something to keep you occupied
February 27, 2009 § 8 Comments
Some blogging break, eh?
I just finished painting today. Hazzah! I’m ready to purge, organize, and move it all back in. And I’m dying to sew something.
As for yesterday? I freely admit that I have become a weather wimp. I blame it on Seattle. Rain I can handle. Sub-zero or snowy weather… I have been spoiled forever!
So, to keep you all from getting bored while I’m organizing… and purging… and shifting piles around…. (hopefully, there will be a complete elimination of piles. I’m doubtful….) let me tempt you with these books.
Aurora by Jane Kirkpatrick
I first discovered Jane Kirkpatrick several years ago on a camping road trip. We were driving through Oregon on our way back home and we stopped to look for some lunch in some small town in the middle of nowhere. There were a few books next to the register and one had a sticker saying Local Author. I was intrigued. Since then, I have come to thoroughly enjoy Jane’s books. They are historical novels built around actual events. This book explores the quilts and crafts of Aurora Village, founded in Oregon by a religious sect searching for a new life out west. Quilting history always fascinates me!
Material Obsession by Kathy Doughty & Sarah Fielke
I have been anxiously waiting for this book to be released in the U.S. Ever since I discovered the blog of this Australian quilt shop, I have been head over heels in love. Their quilting style is refreshing and creative! And they have a second book in the works. Be still my little Featherweight…
Potager gardening intriques me. I’m not convinced that I, myself, could be a very good urban gardener. I still don’t understand our growing season. But I LOVE the idea of being able to walk out my back door to pick fruits, vegetables and herbs for our next meal. For the most part, herbs grow really well around here. It’s the vegetables I have a hard time with. It never really gets that hot in the summer.
This book grabbed my attention at the NW Flower & Garden show. It makes me want to dig up the entire back yard and create a potager garden. Please make me wait until I have put my sewing studio back in order!