The temps are supposed to reach 47 degrees tomorrow. Can you believe it? I'll believe it when I see it! So far we still have a foot of snow on the ground and I will be so happy to see it gone, although I don't think one day of 47 degrees will "do" it. Now maybe if it stays above freezing, we might see spring yet!
It occurred to me within the past few days that I really needed to get going on making envelopes for my little granddaughter since she is learning to read (age 4) and Audrey's mom returned the real easy readers to me that I sent to Audrey last year so that Arwen might read them now. I thought as long as I was at it, I might as well make duplicates for my favorite lady at the post office who also has a 4 year old granddaughter. I forgot how long this process takes. E-gads! Took me one whole day just drawing and coloring 20 envelopes and I didn't even have them addressed yet.
Here are the ones I send out this past week:
And then………..drum roll please………..I sewed! I know, don't faint! I think I told you that I joined a pincushion swap? Well, here is the one I sent my partner with funky pins to match:
And here is the package I received from my partner, Cinda (sewbusy64). Nice paper piecing, don't you think???
Then, naturally, I read some books this week. Actually, hardly any were worth reading, in my opinion, except "The Art Forger". I started one book twice and got to page 90 both times and was so totally confused, I set it aside. I think I'll just give it to my niece and see if she can make heads or tails out of it.
Mr. Penumbra's 24 hour bookstore by Robin Sloan
The Art Forger by B. A. Shapiro (The best of the bunch, by far!!)
Golden State (the 90 pager) by Michelle Richmond
Lies you wanted to Hear (a debut) by James Whitfield Thomson
So, that's it……my week in a nutshell…..except it was my birthday week, so lots of happy wishes, lunches, etc. One day I had so many phone calls, I didn't do anything but talk on the phone it seemed. I don't think I talked so much in a month!! Needless to say, I didn't get much else done that day. lol
I hope you all have a wonderful week with super nice weather too! I have to make a mini quilt sometime this week for another swap I joined. I've only had 2 months and I'm up to the wire…..wish me luck! Until next week………..