Thursday, February 7, 2013

Oops! Looks like I've been forgetting to write my blog. My problem is that I have too many interests.

I love to read. I've read a few books since I wrote last on here. My recent post about a book written by Janice Thompson has resulted in her agreeing to let me interview her. I sent her the questions, and that interview will hopefully be on my blog in a couple of weeks, or maybe sooner. Watch for it, and then grab one of her books to read. I know you will enjoy it. The book I read and reported on, Fill These Empty Arms, is only available as an e-book. But you can get an app for your computer and read it there if you don't have a Kindle.

I love to quilt. I have made three quilts since January 1. Here's a picture of the first one I did. I had about a dozen squares made from some time ago, but it took 120 of these little squares, so I began putting pieces of scraps together until I completed this one. My daughter-in-law has a long-arm quilting machine and she will do the quilting for me at her home in Midland, Texas.

Then I found a bag of Christmas fabric scraps in the basement, so I began making a quilt with them. I felt like I had found a treasure when I found this large bag of Christmas scraps. In the last year or so, we have been downsizing and getting rid of stuff in our house, so I was thrilled to discover that these precious pieces had not been discarded or given away.

My third quilt was made with both my regular machine and my embroidery machine, using embroidered pictures of spring flowers and soft shades of yellow and blue. I'll post the picture when I get it complete, but it, too, is turning out nice.

I also love to paint, but haven't been into that for awhile. I hope to get back to it soon.

I have been a person of multi-interests all my life. Too bad one of them is not cooking and another is not cleaning. My sister is a wonderful cook--but I didn't get that talent. I was the first child and she was the last. Mother had time to teach her to cook, but she didn't have time to teach me. So I read, quilt, and paint, and do the housecleaning and cooking when I can work it into my schedule.

Watch for my post interview with Janice Thompson. In a month or so, I will post an interview with author Miralee Ferrell, who wrote The Other Daughter, among other titles.


  1. Mother was also older and a better cook by the time I was born--Julie

  2. Wow! That was fast! Yes, I know that, but I needed a good excuse.