Finishing something. Anything. Does a book count?

Too many starts, not enough finishes. As for the Mother’s Hope quilt, I finished it, embroidered it, photographed it, decided the embroidery looked like crap and the photos were all too bright. Deep breathe. So not really finish finished…

I did get a piece of fabric pieced and quilted. Sometimes I just need to say that is good enough of a finish and pat myself on the back.

Patchwork fabric

I used the pinks from a recent 2 1/2″ fabric swap to create what I needed for my next non-quilt project.

Remember the cheap zippers I got at Salvation Army? Well they are just waiting to be needed. I used pink because of this fabulous zipper I removed from a sweatshirt. Isn’t it a great one?

Cheap, interesting zippers

So the fabric is finished! Now on to the project. That should be the quick part!

I did finish another book this week. Blood, Butter and Bones by Gabrielle Hamilton. I really enjoyed it. I love memoirs and seeing inside someone else’s head. She tells her story from the idyllic childhood, her parents divorce, her criminal and drug activities through her hard living twenties. She then goes on to the unexpected opening of a highly successful NYC restaurant, her travels to Italy, coming to terms with her unique lifestyle, her husband’s family and what made her the person she is. Though she does do a good bit of complaining, it read very honestly. I couldn’t put it down.

Blood, Bones and Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton

Named one of the Best books of the year (2011) by, too many to list, and now I read that Gwyneth Paltrow has signed on for the movie deal. Personally, I am feeling the need to visit New York City and eat at Prune. It also had me wondering where I could get a baby lamb, to truss up and roast all night, over an open pit, in the back yard….. Probably should wait until spring….

Linking up with crazymomquilts.

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11 Responses to Finishing something. Anything. Does a book count?

  1. your patchwork looks great!!! and i love the pink zipper, too. 🙂 good for your for rescuing it!

    thanks for linking up to finish it up Friday!


  2. I recognize a couple of the pink squares!!


  3. mtetar says:

    Great Post, and the book sounds like a very good one. Thanks for sharing your projects, and ideas. Mtetar


  4. Susie says:

    I read the book last year – loved it and was able to go to Prune last March. To say it is TINY would be an understatement. Do go – it is a great experience, and not far from some awesome little shops – C Wonder in particular. If you like books about people who love to cook – try A Homemade Life by Molly Wizenburg. LOVED it – she has a restaurant in the Seattle area.


    • sewfrench says:

      Thank you for that comment and lead! I am adding the book to my list! I’ve never been to Seattle, maybe this is the tease we need to finally get out there? And it has been about 18 months since we’ve been to NYC. It is time!


  5. gullhasnat says:

    Hmmm, I am thinking of reading the book too and what you say about it sounds so interesting…If I do or not, one thing I know, your blog is so very amazing!


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