Working away on sewing HSTs into pairs, and then into Broken Dishes blocks for Jamestown Landing. I worked on these while watching Quilt-Cam on Sunday afternoon.
It's been a little chilly in my basement sewing room. I'm used to bare-footing my foot pedal. I dragged a space heater into the hallway and aimed it into the doorway, but it was hard to moderate the heat - - simply no happy medium between arctic tundra and tropical heat. I found a piece of carpet to put under my chair, and that helped a bit. Then Hubby remembered that he had shut the furnace vent in my sewing room - - well golly gee! - - problem solved!
I've read two books in the last three days.
"When She Woke" is not something I would typically reach for, but it's this month's selection for Book Club, so I had to give it a try. I picked it up a week earlier, and read the first three or four pages, and thought, "no...I can't read this...". It's a dystopian novel set in the not-too-distant future, loosely reminiscent of "The Scarlet Letter". But I picked it up again Sunday and finished it within a day.
"Kabul Beauty School" had been on my shelf for a number of months. I had heard of it several years ago - I think I might have seen a news story or a documentary about it? I'm glad I picked it up - it was very readable! I will recommend it to my social work practicum students in the future as a lesson (or rather - many lessons!) in cultural competency. I couldn't put it down.
It was back to work today after a week at home, and I had lofty ambitions to solidify some plans and presentation material for a training event in three weeks. Ugh...could NOT get into it! Another half day tomorrow, and then I'm off again until the 5th of January.