Friday, August 9, 2013

Little Sewing Progress

There has been little progress in the sewing room this summer as my sewing room doubles as an extra bedroom when needed and it has been needed.  That's O.K. plenty of time for sewing when the weather gets cool.  I always get a burst of creativity  in September, it must have something to do with realization that the holiday season is just around the corner.

With some off time I have been reading more and just finished reading The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier. The story takes place in northern Ohio during the time of the Underground Railroad.   Although I was not familiar with the area in the book, I did spent my childhood in Northern Ohio and can visualize the surroundings.  If you like historical fiction you might enjoy this adventure of a young Quaker girl from England trying to find her place in America.

I started on The Union Quilters  by Jennifer Chiaverini last night and Chiaverini has a soon to be released sampler quilt book to supplement the novel. Anyone up for hosting a quilt along?

What's on your reading list this summer?

Enjoy all the pieces of your life,


Missy Shay said...

I have been reading a lot this summer, it's so hot, not much more is enjoyable! I have read some books by Cindy Woodsmall, Beverly Lewis, Tracy Peterson and Louisa May Alcott and more!

Darlene said...

I love to read and have read a variety of books this summer. I'm interested in reading The Last Runaway.

Sue said...

Just ordered the book. Don't know if you read my blog but. TC was admiring my quilt at the Festival of quilts.
She was charming and showed me her Ohio star blocks she is making.
I'm sure going to enjoy the read.

lillianscupboard said...

I thought I was the only one who wasn't sewing much this summer. I've also been reading a lot - I discovered Willie Morris. I've read three of his book in the last few weeks - "My Dog Skip", My Cat Spit McGee" and "Taps". The dog and cat books are fun, light reading and "Taps" is about small-town Mississippi during the Korean War.

Maggie said...

I haven't read the book but the sampler book sounds interesting xx

Kindred Quilts said...

Reading happens in spurts for me, because nothing else gets done if I'm into a good book! Watching Downton Abbey sparked an interest in WWI and it's effects on the young adults who fought or served in other capacities. I just finished "Testament of Youth," an autobiographical study of life from 1900-1925 by Vera Brittain, who enlisted as a volunteer nurse in her native England. Very moving. "Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker" is still on my reading list... hopefully I'll get to it this fall. I enjoy hearing about what others are reading too!


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