Friday, December 19, 2008

pretty paper, pretty ribbons

This holiday season has left me feeling more festive than I have since I was a child.
Austin and I took his first trip to New York with my parents where he ate his first canoli and graced the sidewalks of the villiage where we had dinner. It's a big difference from Seattle, that's for sure.
In other news, I've been baking various different holiday treats every single day, and probably won't stop until after New Years.

I have lots more to write (and I will soon) but right now I'm just taking a break from shoveling over 8 inches of snow. Yikes!

Currently Knitting: the surprise...STILL!
Currently Loving: "Xmas (Baby, Please Come Home) -- Darlene Love
Currently Hearing: "Pretty Paper" -- Roy Orbison

Monday, December 1, 2008

You can never have too many books.

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!

And now onto what truly matters, crafts.
My Top 3 Craft Book Wishlist:

1.) Sew U: Home Stretch by Wendy Mullin and Eviana Hartman
I loved the first Sew U, and when I found out the Built by Wendy crew made a new one (about sewing knit fabric!) I just couldn't hold myself back from gushing.

2.) Cool Green Stuff by Dave Evans
I cannot wait to get my paws on this book! How-to's on making anything from a record bookend to a cassette belt buckle. How could you go wrong?!

3.) Louisa May Alcott: Quilts of Her Life, Her Work, Her Heart by Terry Clothier Thompson
This book is high on my must-have list. Like many girls, I grew up and fell in love with Louisa May Alcott's books, and after my professor, Dr. Sornberger (a fellow quilter and Alcott lover), told me about this in class, I knew I had to add this to my collection. The quilts depict Alcott's experiences nursing during the civil war to the suffragette movement.

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