Sunday, December 11, 2016

Plugging Away on Those Diamonds

Yes, in the odd moments here and there, I am still quilting on Erin's Diamonds. It pleases me immensely to be so near the finish, but sometimes it feels as if I will never get there! Here are pictures of a section I finished off this week. When I grow impatient to be finished with this, I try to remind myself that I enjoy the process of hand quilting, and this new experience with using Perle Cotton has been delightful.




Lately as I've stitched, I've been listening to a book on Playaway from the library. Do you know what that is? Instead of a book on CD, this little device is about the size of a deck of cards; you plug your own headphones into it and with a AA battery, you can listen to a book. Right now, I am listening to The Magician's Lie by Greer MacAllister. It's been okay; I was near to quitting it early on as one of the characters was so dispicable that I just couldn't stomach it; but as it was in a flashback, I held off thinking that his part in the story would be brief. Well, he's come back, and now I'm so far into the book, I really want to finish it off. What a dilemma, right?

I got a nice long list of book recommendations from a fellow quilt blogger, Nicole. Sister's Choice Quilts is one blog that I have followed rather faithfully for a long time. Awhile back she reviewed a long list of titles she'd read from the summer and fall, many of which appealed to me. Here is the link to her Summer Reading finds. You can search her blog for additional book-related posts.

So, I listen and stitch. What a great way to pass a late afternoon or evening. I hope to be able to do a bit of that at some point today, although we have a date this afternoon. We will be going in to Greenfield for the Pipes of Christmas - a pipe organ concert spread out over three locations. For a town our size to have 3 pipe organs is quite remarkable, apparently, and this concert will feature them in Christmas-y fashion. All the organists are native to Greenfield, some coming back home just for this event. I will be sure to tell you all about it.


The needle awaits! It's Sunday, so I will be linking up with Kathy at Slow Sunday Stitching. Go take a peek!

Happy Quilting, Friends!


1 comment:

Kate said...

I love hand quilting and it's so relaxing. As you know, your quilt is beautiful.