Finally, I'm at the quilting stage with The Curves. I love machine quilting - it means the end is in sight with a project. Still, no matter how much I like quilting (hand or machine), by the time I get to this point in a project, I'm pretty much sick of it. Also, I've decided I totally hate it. Oh and why did I even bother spending all that time making such rubbish.
Needless to say, I get so close to a project that I've lost perspective.
So the only thing that keeps me going to the finish line is a good book. I have a habit of listening to my favorite music when I'm creating and a good book when I'm quilting. Lately, though, I'm having trouble finding a good book. Is it me or has pop literature been dumbed down in the last 10 years?? Years ago, it seemed I never had trouble finding good fiction that although might not have been the most academic mind boggling works, at least had a little meat to them. Now a days, it seems like everything has been written on a 5th grade reading level with plots to match. Sighhhhh
I did sign up for a library card at the Free Library of Philadelphia when I found out that any PA resident could get a card for free. Not only am I amazed at the huge electronic collection of resources that this library owns but that I can access it free with just library card and wifi. Very Cool.
But now with this new resource, I'm at a loss at what to pick. Because of that, I went back to my all
The Game. Just in case you never heard of this series, its the story of Mary Russel who meets Sherlock Holmes when she's 15 and he's in his early 50's. As he is in semi-retirement, he takes on Mary as him apprentice who later partners with him and eventually marries. I love the series not only because it cleverly adds a whole new dimension to my favorite detective but also because King always is throwing in something that I didn't already know. I not only find myself googling word meanings, but also historical events and places.
Anyways - that's my recommendation for a book (or series - it starts the the Beekeeper's Apprentice) that although fiction won't turn your mind into mush.
And since I'm only got 10 hours so far into the quilting and have least 20 more to go. . . . .
What's your Recommendation?
Oh and of course. . . .
What have you been up to creatively?