Cats, Books, Hobbies
I've been doing so much sewing lately that I thought it might be nice to take a break from the series of project entries and do more of an overall rundown of things going on with me. (That's not to say I don't have a new finished project to share with you. Lol. Let's not get crazy!)
But you know that I do other stuff besides sewing, so let's talk about some of that too!
First, while Adam went to the grocery store this weekend, I started some chores around the house. And then I sat down to read for a few minutes until he got back. I had a happy kitty join me for book time. It's amazing how much she loosens up when it's just me around.
But, I mean, it's one thing to relax.
It's another to totally lose muscle control.
And since I shared some Chloe pictures, I have to be fair and show two shots Adam took this morning, one of Jasper, one of Molly, with one of his iPhone apps. Nice filter!
I would like to say that the photo of Molly was taken right before she was nabbed to go to her vet appointment this morning, so the suspicion in her eyes is warranted.
Next up, books! I finally finished book 11 in my series (The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan), so I am now on to book 12, The Gathering Storm, which is very enjoyable so far! I just have to finish this book and one other before the end of the year so I can finally get to my the rest of my reading list and be ready for the final book in the series to come out early next year. Highly recommended!
Actually, I don't know why I did that. That's not the cover of the one I'm reading. Mine is really lame and dated. It looks like a romance novel. I've never actually seen a physical copy of anything like the above. But I swear, the series is amazing, even if the covers were styled in the 90s.
This is my copy:
Sewing-wise, Katie & I have started our pencil skirts from my Craftsy class, so we'll be working on those together, as we're able, for the next month or two until we can finish those. We're learning zippers, bias tape, toiles and darts!
Also, I made yet another pillow this weekend, this one by request. Adam wanted a 70s-themed pillow, so he picked out all of the fabrics and we came up with it together. What do you think?
I had watched a class on quilting blocks and used some of the skills I saw there on sewing strips together to create the front. Then, I incorporated it into what I already know about how to make envelope-closure pillows.
I thought it came out pretty darn well, despite some issues I had while making it. It's nice to put effort into not sweating the small things and then find out that your patience paid off because they didn't matter after all!
So, that's about all of my fun updates. Two small last things.
I made a Nectarine Buckle this weekend. Adam had originally brought up maybe making a peach pie, but then we wondered how one would be with nectarines instead, since they're my favorite fruit, and finally found this recipe and ditched the pie idea altogether. Delicious!
And also, I only have to make it through next Tuesday and then I'm on vacation for a week. Woohoo! Adam and I will be going to Boston for a few days with my Dad to do some sightseeing, visit family and to enjoy the slightly-less-suffocating weather. I'm super excited, having only been there briefly before (while on a business trip). It'll be Adam's first time there. We will be taking LOTS of pictures, I promise!