It seems like my habit lately is to not buy very many books for a long period of time and then suddenly I see some I like and order several at once. I don't intentionally do this, it just seems to be how it happens. Anyway, I just had one of those book-buying frenzies and here are the results.
I've been wanting this Bonnie Hunter book for a while. I finally decided to get it because one of the projects, Jamestown Landing, is in my near future. I have long admired it, and since I live very near to Jamestown, I thought it would be a great quilt to make to remember Virginia. Bonnie did it in two colors, blue and cream. BUT, I recently saw this photo of it done in blue, cream, and red! In the picture, you can see Bonnie's version in the background. I've also seen photos of it in red and cream and that looks great, too. So far I haven't decided which version I will make.
Next I found this book. I'm not sure how this one stayed below my radar until just lately. I recently saw a collection of patriotic quilts and the photos mentioned the book the project was in and after I really like three from this particular publication, I knew I had to have it.
Check out this one! I'm in love...
Finally I got this one:
The youngest people in our family right now are my niece and step-niece who are about to turn 8. My sister is now pregnant again and so we will have a new baby in the family next year. This book is full of lots of ideas, and since I am thinking grandchildren may be in my future, I thought it would be a good book to have. Because it is full of great ideas, it is one thick book. I would say it is as thick as the old Christmas catalogs used to be, you know, not as big as the fall/winter or spring/summer catalogs. (If you are as old as I am, you probably know exactly what I'm talking about, right?) I'm not sure yet which pattern I will make for the new baby, but I have an idea or two. I'm waiting to find out if it is a boy or girl.
Back to the old Christmas catalogs, please tell me I wasn't the only kid out there that circled items and folded down the corner? Didn't Sears call theirs the Wishbook? What a perfect name! While I miss them, there is always Hancocks of Paducah, Keepsake, Connecting Threads, etc. to drool over. There may even be a few corners turned down in my copies...
How about you? Have you gotten any good books lately?
Have a great day,