Saturday, December 31, 2011

Serendipity Scrap Quilt

Today, the last day of 2011, I've begun a full sized quilt. I hope to have it finished before the end of 2012. I've begun by gathering up scraps and putting them in a large bin and looking at block patterns I may want to include. I'm not going to graph this quilt out, but will assemble it like a jigsaw puzzle. I want it to be full sized, very scrappy, have both pieced and appliqued blocks, and it will be hand quilted. I'm still looking for a theme and a fabric to tie everything together.

I will post a photo of the first few blocks tomorrow.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Christmas Cross Stitch

I haven't done cross stitching for many years, but this project enticed me. It's from
With Thy Needle and Thread. I may use different motifs from it to make small Christmas tree ornaments too, if I have time.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Books Read--December, 2011

1. Exploding Eighteen by Janet Evanovich
2. Three-Day Town by Margaret Maron
3. A Christmas Homecoming by Anne Perry
4. Crime Machine by Giles Blunt
5. The Suicide Murders by Howard Engel
6. Death of an Innocent by Sally Spencer
7. A Victim Must Be Found by Howard Engel
8. Murder at Swan Lake by Sally Spencer
9. There was an Old Woman by Howard Engel
10.Tag Man by Archer Mayor
11. A Burial at Sea by Charles Finch
12. The Impossible Dead by Ian Rankin