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.
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?
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.
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.