Tuesday, February 26, 2013
That was a long intro into what I'm listening to. I just finished reading David Finch's "The Journal of Best Practices." A true memoir of his struggle with becoming a better husband. I found this book to be both enlightening and disheartening. The book begins on the day that Finch's wife diagnoses him with Asperger's syndrome. He then sets about to become a better husband because his disorder means he has very little - if any- empathy for others. He described the things he would do and not do, he would listen to his wife give him feedback and then he determined to do what she asked of him.
The heartening part is that he actually made huge strides in becoming a better husband. The disheartening part is that he described a lot of behaviors that my husband does and I think most men do and it has nothing to do with their being on the Asperger's spectrum. SIGH.
What are you reading?
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Strings make such a mess that I can hardly wait to finish this project. I dash into my sewing room when I have even 5 minutes just to whip out another couple of string blocks.
The quilt, as I originally designed it, will take 304 5-inch string blocks. That design includes the heart surrounded by black and then surrounded by several rows of multi-colored string blocks to bring it up to a decent size. So far I've completed 107 blocks and I feel like I've been sewing forever.
I'm beginning to think a little square heart surrounded by black blocks is going to be just fine.
What are you working on?
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Monday, February 11, 2013
This is my version of Bonnie Hunter's Easy Street. It's much further along than in this picture but I have it all laid out getting borders measured and there is no good picture-taking light over that table. Anyone else have this problem??
I elected to go with a straight set instead of the on-point setting because I like the strong diagonal lines that the pinks give. Whew - that's a lot of pink for me. I'm the only girl in the house, we don't count Izzy, and there is often debate if we should count me! I am way more comfortable in jeans and a t-shirt than in pink girly things. But I am liking it and I am sure that if I don't keep it someone somewhere will swoon over all the pink.
Hop over to Judy's blog to see what other talented designers are up to.
Sunday, February 3, 2013
I finished the center of my Easy Street top and picked out the borders. I'll show it later when I get the borders on.
I also finished an OLD UFO top and cleaned up a big part of my sewing table. Whew!