Thursday, August 13, 2009

Checking in ....

Hi,
It's after midnight and I can't sleep. I am sitting here at the computer. I have the old old show "Password" on from the 1960's on The Game Show channel. I am also researching new books to get from the library. In the late eighties or early nineties I remember reading a monthly magazine article "From Thornhill Farm" by Dee Hardie. I loved reading about her country life. I swore it was in Country Living but i might be doubting that memory. I loved her style of writing. Recently I rediscovered her writings in the book "Hollyhocks, Lambs and other Passions." I love it and have been cherishing the stories in the book. Tonight i searched for more of her writings and i found another book for 2.00 on Alibris. So i ordered it and Hollyhocks. I am so excited. In reading her book I have also discovered another writer Angela Mackail Thirkell, Dee Hardie collected her books. I am going to give her a try. I found one of her autobiography's in the library and ordered her first book in one of her series. She wrote in the 30's to 50's about the English country side. I hope I enjoy them. The book I bought was only 2.00 so i am ok with buying it. They have other's at the library but I wanted to start with the first one. See how it started.
The show is almost over so i am going to bed.
Night Night
PS - no sewing this week. too buzy with other stuff and taking long naps. will start up next week on both quilts and pin cushions...

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Two good workshops

Well on Monday and today I went to workshops at the Employment office. I was surprised I learned as much as i did. Today was the interview workshop. It helped answer questions i have always had. I know the basics of course but they gave me some good tips. I am glad I stumbled on to this program. Still sewing away but also relaxing and reading. Watching the Top Chef Masters and then off to bed.

Night Night.
Dottie.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

My Aug UFO


I have picked out my Aug UFO. It was a 5 dollar quilt i participated with in 2008 from Quilting Delights. I ran out of time each month because I was in School and by the end I just gave up. It's another huge quilt. Over 100 inches each way.
Most people had the main color in black or off white. I choose this warm pumkin orange. I have already named this quilt - Pumkin Amish. I just think it fits. The first photo is what i have done. The second photo gives you an idea what it will look like when it is done. I started working on this yesterday and got "month 4 " done which consists of 4 12 inch blocks. My plan is just to work on a month at a time. My goal is to hopefully get it done by the 15th. A big goal but i am determined not to waste this time off. Plus it keeps me out of trouble.
Off to a Birthday party for a 7 year old.
Dottie.