Top Five Books
I LOVE books !!
All kinds of books . . . novels, biographies, cookbooks, craft books.
I'm going to take this challenge to mean craft/quilting books, since this is a craft/quilting blog :)
1. Tilda books
These are my favorites for crafting. I've made numerous projects from them and one of my favorite quilts is a Tilda quilt. I love Tilda fabrics too, just have a really hard time cutting into them. I like Tilda's style and can find big or small projects to work on. Sometimes, I just like looking through the books.
Tilda's author is Tone Finnegar
2. Stitchery books . . .
Lynette Anderson and Annie Downs to name just two.
Jennifer Reynolds of Elefantz is a great designer and I have done many of her patterns. She doesn't have a book, but still a favorite.
3. Kitchy books . . .
Cute and Easy Quilting and Stitching by Charlotte Liddle
Stitch Kitsch by Jennifer Heynen
Pretty Handmades by Lauren Wright of Molly and Mama
A Sewn Vintage Lifestyle by Verna Mosquera
Sew by Cath Kidston
I always make sure to shop the used books at the library. I can get good books for as little as fifty cents. I don't buy as many these days, but I always look :)
February Goals - February 5-11
Tiny Houses Quilt - finish quilting - Yes, quilting has begun
2. SAHRR - Round 3 - Didn't get to it
3. Daisy Days - Block 2
tint and begin stitching - Tinting is DONE, stitching is almost done
decide on finishing fabrics - not yet
4. Crazy Quilt - finish block 1
Not finished, but continued stitching
5. Sew One Garment
Cut out pattern - not yet
6. Baby Quilt - Hedge Hugs
prep block 2 - not yet
7. Read one book - in progress
8. One Gift per Month - DONE - basket #2
I liked the first one so much, I decided to make a second as this month's gift.
9. Sister Time
Woolie Gnomes - block 2
finish stitching - DONE
- Block 3 - prep and begin stitching
Done - except embellishments
And in other productivity . . .
2022 Crabapple Hill Stitch Along.
It's all about birdhouses and was called The Neighborhood.
My sister and I both loved the design.
She did it along with me.
December Calendar Girl
She is the final one in the series and my favorite.
2023 Crabapple Hill Stitch Along
"Time to Stitch"
I am really enjoying this little project. I'm up to date on all the stitching. Each little block is a day and then there is a day or two for the rose, bird, etc. Meg has already said the stitching will run over into March, but I don't mind :)
The design is a free download you can get from the link above. The supply list and tinting instructions are included. The various stitches are on her facebook page.
In other happenings . . .
Honey Do found a local source for unprocessed wood. Landscapers and tree service companies cut them down and have to pay to have them disposed of if they don't already have a sawmill lined up to make boards. This is two loads and each is four to five tons. Honey Do spent part of the weekend cutting the logs into more manageable size pieces. Sister helped us on Saturday and we moved five loads to the splitter to be further processed. Sunday, Honey Do sawed and I hauled and relocated the three loads of what he got processed. It takes a minimum of 18 months for the wood to be dry enough to use in the fireplace, so this is future planning and making sure we have enough when the time comes. The fireplaces are at least 50% of our heating bill. So we have to plan ahead and it would be foolish to think the energy costs would decrease.
This is a pretty long post, so I'll post next week's goals in a separate post.
Have a good week.