Sunday, March 11, 2012

Sunday Salon- Working Hard As Always

I don't know what to say about this past week. It just sort of came and went. I worked some, I did some other stuff. One thing is for sure, I need to finish some books because I'm running out of things to review. I have a list of 2011 reads still unreviewed but most of them will stay that way. This week I will probably review Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones and something else from this year but like I said, I'm running out. In a couple of cases I'm delaying reviews while I wait on interview answers but I just need to finish more books! I'm now reading three with a particular effort to finish Yellow Blue Tibia, a science fiction satire that has just started to get interesting about 3/4 of the way through. Anyway my reading definitely needs a shot in the arm and once I finish something I'll hopefully find something more electrifying than my current reads.

(If you're wondering why I'm struggling with books I'm not loving to pieces, the answer is "review obligations.")

In the "other stuff" category, I've been working on my quilting more lately. I'm ready to baste two quilts, one for machine quilting and one for handquilting. I should finish the machine-quilted quilt in the next couple of weeks; handquilting takes a lot longer but you have to do what's right for each quilt. I've taken to going through my stash and craft room looking for unfinished projects I can complete with materials on hand. In quilting we call these "UFOs" or UnFinished Objects. Between my UFO pile on the one hand and my TBR piles on the other, sometimes my life just feels like lists of things I haven't done yet!

What have you finished this week? What's on tap for this week? I hope to have a photo or two of a quilt to show you soon. In the mean time I'd love to know what you're up to. Have a great Sunday whatever it is!

More Sunday Salon here.