Quilting is a hobby for me, fortunately, because if I had to make a living at it, I'd be in the poorhouse most of the time. You see, I have too many other things that I also like to do, plus I am a world-class procrastinator. In addition to other interests, family needs must come first. So this weekend, my mother needs tending to. Here's her Winter of 2011 highlight:
That is a dislocated elbow. Not her actual X-ray; it's generic image taken from the internet. She fell on ice in a high school parking lot. Because she had on several layers of clothing, nothing is broken, fortunately. I'm taking her to an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon at 7 in the morning. We are crossing our fingers for good news.
One of my other hobbies (besides quilting) is reading. I can't remember a time when I didn't love it. Even in first grade, I couldn't get enough of books. For the past 11 years, I've been a part of a really enjoyable book club. We just read Major Pettigrew's Last Stand:
It was wonderful - a mix of intesting characters, clever dialogue and engaging plot. The title character is entirely loveable, and so is the novel.
In the past couple of days, I've indulged in Consent to Kill by Vince Flynn. He is no literary giant, but he sure can keep a reader breathlessly on the edge of the seat with the fast-paced action of hero Mitch Rapp. It's great escape reading.
So, I will get back to sewing - I'm actually cutting out a beauty this afternoon.
Pictures to follow.