If you read my blog last night I listed 5 things about myself to help you get to know me a little better. One thing that wasn’t listed was my love of books. How could you not love books, not only patchwork and quilting books…. I love novels, cook books, travel books, gardening books, interior and outdoor design…….the list just goes on and on. I love being inspired by others creativity, their artistic flair, drawling over food I probably won’t ever cook, getting lost in places that I have yet the opportunity to see for myself. If you saw the list it would be no surprise to know that I love escaping into the pages of a good romance/comedy. So imagine how excited I was when Hughie (our lovely postman) arrived with a large box filled with books.
The one book that thrills me the most has no gorgeous quilts draped on the cover, it is not filled with stunning quilts photographed in beautiful settings, it is purely a reference book. This is one book that every quilter needs - it is filled with tables, conversions and charts but the most wonderful tool of all is a guide to cutting side and corner setting triangles as well as half square triangles. They challenge the most gifted quilter. Sue Ross introduced us to this book the last time she was in town, she has had her copy for years and years and never goes to a class without it. It is one of the best investments she has made in her quilting life. A high recommendation!
My lollipop trees are still calling me ever be it softly so I have decided to spend some time sewing them tonight. I know I am under the pump on my Cold Wind & Auntie Green's but this is something that will make my heart happy tonight. I know my friends, family and customers all ask the same question - where will I find the time? So here is a thought for all of you who are in search of more.
You will never "find" time for anything. If you want time you must make it. Charles Buston
I wonder if it is as easy to find my glasses. I probably left them in the car which means going out into the cold evening. Yuk! Unfortunately though I can't sew without them so off I go. I hope that you have a lovely evening doing what you love best.
I look forward to seeing you in the shop soon...............lisa