When I am still awake last night at two in the morning, my throat getting increasingly sore, I suspected that today wouldn't be the best day ever. I was right. The only good thing about being up that last was that I finished the book I was reading. I haven't blogged about books very much yet, so you may not be aware that I am a voracious reader. I keep track of my reads on Goodreads (you can find my profile here - I'd love to connect with you!). Last year I read 27 books which is a pretty slow year for me (2010: 42; 2009: 47), but I did have a baby and all. I also got my iPad this year and find that my blog reading has seriously cut into my novel reading time. Anyway, I finished the Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides and while it wasn't as good as Middlesex, I really liked his portrayal of bipolar disorder and that it was told in three distinct voices.
Okay, on to my quilting antics. I finished two more basic sawtooth starts for the Oh My Stars QAL. They are the middle size, eight inch squares. I used a fabric from my stash that I've been dying to cut into and I'm so happy I did! It's Wildfield in Cherry from the Wrenly line by Valori Wells and it is divine.
I'm having some trouble with my seam allowances. They measure at 1/4 inch but I still find that I'm a bit off when piecing my rows together. Luckily, fabric stretches a bit so I was still able to line everything up and nothing looks wonky.
WIP status report
Farmer's Wife QAL - two more blocks completed, six total
Sew. Happy. Quilt. QAL - one block completed, five total
We Bee Learning Bee - January block is done
Sampler Quilt class @ The Workroom - three blocks completed
Wonky Log Cabin Placemats - ready to be quilted!
Levi's Growth Chart - no progress, still need to embroider his height, but otherwise complete
Levi's Bed Quilt - on hold until I settle on a pattern
As always, I'm linking up with WIP Wednesdays at Freshly Pieced and new this week, with the all Canadian Needle and Thread Network.