Thursday, September 19, 2013

Needle and ThREAD #26: More sari sewing

After a month of not much progress, a lot has been done on this year's Sari Bari Quilt Auction quilt in the last week.  You can tell by the mess on the sewing table and the piles of fabric on the floor!

The fabric strips are all pieced, measured, trimmed, and labeled.  The Kona bone background fabric is in the wash just now and the quilt should come together in the next few days!

Can't wait to see it completed.  It such a different design from last year's quilt. 

And reading this week ...

I finally finished The Divine Conspiracy by Dallas Willard.  Thank you, t and k, for reading it with me and for all the fruitful conversations.  There is so much to chew on in this book, so much to go back and read again and again.  It will stay in my devotional reading basket for a looong time and be tasted again and again.

I did get that stack of books from the library the other day and quickly finished Death Comes to Pemberly by P.D. James.  Makes me want to go back and re-read Pride and Prejudice.  

Next up is So Brave, Young, and Handsome by Leif Enger.  This is a page turner, a real yarn and I've laughed out loud several times already.  I have a feeling that as we get further into the adventure, it's going to get less funny and perhaps sad.  I hope there will be redemption for outlaw, Glendon. I hope Monte Becket gets back home.  I don't know ... but Enger's writing makes hanging on for the ride well worth it.  Reading this second novel of his makes me want to go back and re-read his first, Peace Like a River.

Goodness, I've got lots of re-reading to do, don't I?!

Also in the stack a couple of sewing books: 

Weekend Sewing by Heather Ross which I am hoping will spark some ideas for projects with our Burmese women in the sewing class.

And for my own quilt inspiriation, Denyse Schmidt's Modern Quilts Traditional Inspiriation: 20 New Designs with Historic Roots.  I really gravitate toward her style. Quilting is so much about history and tradition but she has given these timeless patterns and designs a fresh, modern take with new fabrics and color combinations that I love.

That's it for this week ...Hopefully, I'll have a finished quilt top by next Thursday!

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