Tuesday, September 21, 2010

September Book Club pick

Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley.

My one-sentence synopsis:
Man vs. Monster: miserable quest for mutual destruction (with whining over the desolation)!

Now I see where all those bad gothic novel stereotypes came from.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Quilty Finish

I finished quilting and binding a simple diamond lap quilt. This pieced up quickly in diagonal rows. It was my first new project in several months, and I needed some instant gratification. I pieced it in about a week, which is about as instant as quilting gets. This kind of quilt is all about the colors and the fabric. Some rows contrast and other rows blend into each other. You can see the pieced backing of vertical stripes.

I quilted it in rows of spirals and squiggles and finished the binding while we were at the beach. I'm happy with the way this one turned out.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

We're Ba-ack!

Took a short blog hiatus while we were at the beach for a few days. It was cloudy and rainy for the first few days (but on the bright side, not hot at all), then it cleared up.


So, we were in the Florida Panhandle, in an area that did get some impacts from the oil spill, and I think this may be weathered tarball. It is most composed of sand, but it seems to be glued together with an asphalt-like substance. They weren't abundant, but there were a few rolling in the surf.