Took a side trip to Chapters and got a copy of Jennifer Chiaverini's "Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker". After reading a couple of reviews here, here, and here I decided this was a great choice for a "To me, from me, with all my love" birthday present. All of the reviews mention that the novel gets a little slow with too many battle related details, but I am passionate about history, so I bet I'll have extraordinary tolerance for those bits. I can't start reading it yet though, because I'm still working on "The Secret Keeper".
And just because I've been an extra good girl, how about a glossy quilting magazine?
I liked a lot of quilts in the magazine, but I'm particularly drawn to this one:
I was pretty impressed with the slick piecing trick to make the LeMoyne Star blocks without any set in Y-seams! I will have to try that technique out - - perhaps this weekend as a replacement for this week's Grandmother's Choice BOW: Parasol. I don't like it - I don't think it will fit in well with the blocks I've made so far. I'll let you know what I decide!
I spent some time last night cutting the sashing pieces for Sylvia's Bridal Sampler while watching TV. I left them all stacked up neatly on the coffee table in wait for morning when I could start sewing them to the blocks. When I awoke this morning, eager to get to work, I realized my favourite furry friend had spread the neat pile all over the apartment. Seriously Gibson? I hope I've found them all, and only a few were really hairy.