Sunday, November 23, 2014

Saturday happenings............

Since I missed the 2 Thursday sew-ins this month I decided to make some more of the blocks at home for this quilt.  This would make 2 great table runners too.  







This is what I have been reading.  The first day I thought I would read a couple chapters to just get into the story.  When I finished chapter 10 I made myself put it down.  Yes, it is a good book.  Yesterday morning I went to the car dealer for an appointment to get the lock on my driver's side door to work.  I figured it was a computer thing but I was way off.  If was a broken part and damaged wiring, $455 and 2 1/4 hours later I had read over half of the book and was on the way home.
I have finalized my fabric collection for the new quilt.  I took out a few that were in yesterday's photo and added a few.  Today I'll so some cutting and start sewing.

16 comments:

B Hunter said...

car repairs are getting ridiculous!!! I had to have a new headlight in the car on Friday... $85 dollars later. The dog also went to the vet.... since when does it cost more more a mechanic than a vet?

HollyM said...

So love that quilt! Truthfully, I always like your quilts but some especially!
It seems one can't get any car repairs these days for less than hundreds of dollars.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

ouch! I had getting car repairs even to get my car serviced it cost too much now that this car has to have a certain kind of oil. I will check for the book - I love one that it is hard to put down

Gunilla said...

I really like your blocks.
Cars are expensive to buy and more expensive to take care of!

Vicki W said...

Oh wow, that was an expensive repair! Glad you had a good book to read.

Hedy Hahn said...

I have not read the book but saw the movie which was excellent. Also love your choice of fabrics in both sections. Our doors lock us out all the time so we keep keys with us when we get out of the car, they can't be programmed correctly. We have so many wonderful luxuries, but they cost so much to repair !

Anonymous said...

I just finished that author's third book and enjoyed them all. Can't wait to see your new quilt. Alice
Alvgore. At nycap dot rr dot com

Patsy said...

I Love, Love, LOVE your quilt! Please post a photo after you've quilted it. I am stumped by how to best quilt a quilt like that one.

Lesley Gilbert said...

Love these blocks - I think this style will suit the small batik pieces I bought recently - I'll keep an eye on this one :)

Teresa in Music City said...

Love your fabrics for the new quilt! Those reds just shimmer and glow! I've got that book and it's on my To Read Soon pile - maybe I need to move it up closer to the top :)

JJM said...

Have always loved those blocks with the inlaid stripes.
And these are no exception. OMG $455.00 sounds like a lot. But I guess what isn't anymore ? Glad your lock is fixed now. Your fabrics all in order for your new quilt looks very exciting.

JJM

dls said...

Love the quilt blocks at the top of this posting. Very fun colors and the random strips of fabric add to the fun.

Started the Kite Runner a few years back, but didn't finish…..it's still sitting there waiting to be picked up again. Many books have come in-between then and now.

Have been on the farm in Indiana for a couple of months with harvest and helping out, so I have missed many of your postings, Wanda…..hope you have had a good fall.

Marie said...

The Kite Runner is a fabulous book - no wonder you can't put it down. I like the fabrics you've pulled and the quilt you're working on too.

Charlotta said...

I read the Kite Runner years ago when it first came out and loved it. The author has since written another two books. In my opinion Kite a Runner is by far the best, though the others are auite good as well, especially the second one - of course, I don't recall the names of either of the other two right now! One thing I found fascinating - I can say without revealing anything - is that while the Kite Runner was written all from the point of view on boys and men, his second book is written from the point of view of women, which he does equally well. I was very impressed with that.
Still very anxious to see what you're going to make with that beautiful fabric selection!

jirons42 said...

The Kite Runner is one of my all time favorite books!

Sujata Shah said...

Loved that book! Those fabrics and colors are perfect for a modern take on a tradition pattern.