Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Hayley's quilt

Last fall Hayley asked me to make her a quilt.  She is coming (with the rest of her family) on Friday to spend the weekend and to go to an Auburn football game (that's the birthday gift she asked for).  I told her that no matter the outcome of the game, she'll have her quilt to take home with her.  Happy 12th Birthday, Hayley!

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Monday, October 08, 2012

The Gentle Art of Stitching

The Gentle Art of Stitching: 40 Projects Inspired by Everyday BeautyThe Gentle Art of Stitching: 40 Projects Inspired by Everyday Beauty by Jane Brocket

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This book is as lovely and informative as Jane Brocket's other "Gentle Art" books.  None of the projects are daunting, and all are easily do-able both in skills and materials for anyone without years of experience and without a really good needle-work store nearby. 

My only complaint (and it's a paltry one) is that I'd like to have had a few photos of the pieces as they were in progress.  I find it easier to see the way to do something than to read a description of the process.

But that is a preference of mine and I'm still happy to have bought this book.

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