Santa was good to me I had plenty of presents to unwrap. I also got some good books – I opened one up on Christmas Eve and I’m done with it already! That is what happens when I take a break from sewing.
Love this author – Dennis Lehane. This book picks up on Gone Baby Gone only 12 years later. You do not have to read the first book to enjoy this one. It has been awhile since I had read it and didn’t remember the whole thing and totally loved this book.
Got another book that I just started – I guess I am in reading mode again – it left me for awhile – this one has both cop – Harry in it and lawyer – Mickey in it – should be a good read.
I have been looking through my red and green applique book and I was running out of blocks that I liked – I found a different red and green applique book that I liked before Christmas and I am going to take the final 4 blocks out of it. I need to enlarge the patterns slightly but love them – these have embroidery on them to, so mixing in with the other blocks well look great – this is the one I will start to get ready to work on this week. Each of the 4 blocks are in the wreath style.
Mike got a new camera for me – my other one went and had a break on it several months ago – the little thing that holds the battery in broke off. I managed to keep it working for awhile but more and more over the last several weeks I never knew if I would be able to keep it going. He got me a small Lumix HD AVCHD Lite with a really good zoom lens on it. Now I have to learn a new camera
I have gotten a little quilting done on Going in Circles this past week but not a lot – I just love the colors of all of these circles.
Over the past several days I have also made two pineapple blocks for a total of 9 blocks finished – no idea how many I will make and if it will be couch size, queen size or what – we will see and I will keep working on them off and on during the upcoming year.
I had planned on getting to work on my Star Crazy quilt yesterday afternoon or today – but I am thinking that will be delayed until tomorrow. We are talking of going to a movie this afternoon. We do not like our local movie theater – it is filthy – sticky floors, bad smell, the people that own it made a lot of improvements about 10 years or so ago and then let it go badly once again instead of keeping up with it. We heard there is a new place that opened in Conway about 45 minutes from us so thought we would check it out. In recent years we drove to Little Rock when we wanted to see a movie and would spend the day – lunch, shopping, movie ect. This place is closer so that will make it nice if we like the theater.
Oh I totally forgot to mention that I was the winner in another give away from Spun Sugar Quilts- my stack of fat quarters should arrive next week – I will show a photo then. Around Thanksgiving I won a quilting book from Abbey Lane Quilts – the book is called Fab Five due to the holidays it got lost on a table in their office and arrived the day before Christmas. I will take a photo of when I post about the other win when I get it. I have been so lucky in give aways this year. I have lost track of how many I have won but I do know I have won a lot of good stuff this year. I guess I need to keep leaving comments on all these really good blogs that I keep finding!