Monday, April 23, 2007

I must be having fun



I must be having fun. I can't stop making these things!!! Fun, fast and easy!! I made the size smaller and made placemats. They were so much fun that last night 2 watermelon table runners. I may or may not free motion some seeds. I don't want to use buttons because I like to put things on my table runners. I really think I will make these for Mothers Day for my grandma and MIL. I'm off tonight to make lemon, lime and orange table runners. They are from the Quilts and More Magazine.




So many bloggers seem to post about what they are reading. Well I must be in a classic kind of mood. Last month I read, (listened to actually) To Kill a Mockingbird by J.D. Salinger.

and this month I am listening to Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe.I didn't realize that Uncle Tom's Cabin was written in the 1852. (The book in this picture is copyright 1880 and selling for $1400.00!) Call me a simpleton but I'm having a great time with the classics. The classic writers are amazing. The idea that we still find the messages, humor, sadness appealing to us today is incredible. Makes ya' understand high school English teachers! We had to read boring Old Man in the Sea! I tried to listen to The Last of the Mohican's but just couldn't get past the stylized writing. If you are looking for a great read Cecelia Ahern "If You Could See Me Now" was wonderful. All I will tell is it is about an imaginary friend and an adult that can see him. I loved it. If you have never listened to books on tape or had a hard time sticking with the storyline, just try again. Sometimes you just need to get used to the reader. Sometimes you need to find the book that appeals to you. All I know is I can clean, cook, drive, quilt and listen to a good book at the same time. Great for multi tasking!

14 comments:

floribunda said...

Morah, those placemats are so cute! Another thing to do with my bins of strips...
Also, I re-read To Kill a Mockingbird (on CD) recently, too. What a great book. I find that it's easier to "read" some writers on CD -- you can sort of get into the flow of the writing in a different way (try this with Virginia Woolf, for instance!) I still couldn't make it work with Moby Dic, though...

Carole said...

Those placemats are sweet! Aren't Audio books just wonderful! I enjoy listen to a book while driving to Montreal or anywhere for that matter. You might want to check out Audible.com. They allow you to download at a much lower price. Have fun!

Happy Valley Quilter said...

Wow! Those place mats are so bright and cheery! A smile instantly came to my face when they popped up on my screen!

Sweet P said...

I saw those placemats in the magazine and thought about buying the mag. I didn't though. I'm glad you did and are having fun with the placemats. They are gorgeous.

Vicki W said...

those placemats are really cute!

swooze said...

Oh I love those placemats! I will have to look for that magazine.

Samantha said...

Those placemats are so sweet!

goneaussiequilter said...

I also love to listen to books while I quilt, work, etc. Probably better on the eyes as well. Audible is really great if you don't already use it, check it out. I have over a 100 books on my ipod and I find it convenient to have them all in the one place.
Gorgeous place mats, by the way!

QuiltingFitzy said...

These placements remind me of the sugar-coated fruit candies available at the grocery! I love them, they are adorable!!!

paula, the quilter said...

A smaller version of the tablerunner would work well as placemats on my round oak table. I may have to go get the magazine.

Nancy said...

Morah, those mats are DELICIOUS!

Greenmare said...

your fruit slices are awesome!!!!!!!! Soooooooo cute!
and I agree completly on the books on tape. I listen all the time too!

Susan said...

I love the classics. It's all I was allowed as a child, but I probably would have picked most of them anyway. I still go back and read them now and then. Yes, Uncle Tom's was quite a book in it's time. I loved Last of the Mohicans. =) All in one's patience, I think.

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Harper Lee wrote To Kill a Mockingbird. I've read it so many times, I can't tell you. Great book. One of my top 10 favorites.

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