Friday, October 16, 2009

Today I spent most of the afternoon with my sewing machine.  Laundry and a bit of cleaning took up most of my morning.   

I worked on the second Southern Gentleman block.  I have really enjoyed using this satin stitch. 
It's relaxing and calming.  Perhaps because I go really slow so I have lots of control and I love hearing the hum of the machine as it runs at a slow and easy pace.

Oh.... and Jess.... your pants are done.  :o) 

I started feeling better yesterday and I felt like  finishing the book I had started on our trip home Monday.  "Handle With Care" by Jodi Picoult.   I flipped the last page around midnight.  It was very good and I really like the authors style of writing. 
Each of her characters are written in the first person.   This book is about a couple who has two has been born with a severe handicap... and the story is about the decision the mother makes to sue her OBGYN for wrongful birth and how it effects everyone.  It's a riveting story and certainly thought provoking. 
This is her second book I've read and I'll definitely read more of hers. 
She's the author of sixteen novels, including  "My Sisters Keeper" which has been made into a movie....{but they changed the ending (I've been told) and it completely misses the point of the book}.  I'm glad I haven't seen the movie and I won't now. 

Have a great weekend.


  1. Glad you are feeling better and got some sewing time in today. The Gentlemen's blocks are looking good. I am reading the novel "Circle of Quilters" from the Elm Creek Quilts series by Jennifer Chiaverini. It is very good and so personal into the lives of the quilters. They have something like 16 of these so I will probably be checking on some more. This book was a retirement gift.

  2. Really loving the look of the Gentalmen's blocks! "The Circle of Quilters" sounds like a good series for you to get into:) Glad your feeling better! We are off to the Maple Leaf Festival and parade. I'll take some pictures since you guys are missiing it;-)

  3. I just love the colors you are using for the Southern pretty!!


  4. Thanks wearing the cheetah pjs right now lol. : D


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