Sunday, March 22, 2009

Sunday Salon

I don't even know what's up for today!

I'm off to work soon; I'm hoping there will be some new books waiting for me in the mail when I get there but I have a feeling it's going to be reading-lite afternoon. I am going to bring Mudbound in my purse for reading on the bus ride home though. I'm 3/4 of the way through it and I'll have my review soonish. The author, Hillary Jordan, graduated from the same college I did (she's Wellesley class of '84; I'm '95), and I'm hoping to do a quick interview with her for the blog as well.

What I really want to do today is work on some crafts- I have a bee in my bonnet to do some paper piecing. I have this great pattern book called Spellbinding Quilts, which has patterns of dragons and wizards and that sort of thing- I want to make a dragon and wizard quilt for my husband. I made a couple of wizards already so I could easily use one of them in a dragon quilt.

I just have to remember to be patient- one wizard took me five hours since I'm a beginner at paper piecing. But I think I can do it!

What challenges have you taken on lately?