I've only been back to school for 2 days and I am so excited it is Saturday!
What a working wimp I am!
Ha-ha!A while back I did some painting on canvas with a friend. I decided to turn my whole piece into an art quilt, and I've started some machine stitching to add some background texture. So here's a few snippets of my work so far. Keep in mind I have a lot more work I want to do on this.
Here's my latest 2 fiction reads. I've been off to colonial 1920's Kenya lately.
This book is a historical fictional account about Beryl Markham who was the first person/woman to fly from Europe to North America. I enjoyed it. Many years ago I read the book that supposedly Beryl Markham wrote about her life called West with the Night. I find this place and period of history fascinating for some reason.
And it inspired me to reread this book which is set during the exact same time, in fact, a lot of the people are in both books. This book is the true account by the Danish writer Isak Dinesen-Baroness Blixen.
I haven't read it in years but what a lovely story she weaves.
This book inspired the movie by the same name in 1985 with Robert Redford and Meryl Strep, which I of course had to re-watch. My daughter had never seen it and she watched it with me, and she actually liked it. Yeah!
And I purchased a couple of new fabric art books. I haven't actually made it all the way through them (they are next on my list) yet, but they look fantastic!
And I also bought a couple of cookbooks too.
And I made a BIG batch of danish pastry dough before I went back to school. The batch recipes in this book are huge, so I cut it into 4 pieces and froze them. I'm hoping maybe this weekend to thaw one out and make one of the danish rings this weekend. I like the idea of making big batches of dough so you can have it on hand for when you want to have some on hand. Wish this cookbook had photos, but otherwise I am really impressed with the recipes.
So we are off on the boat today. Going to enjoy some more summer while I can.
Thanks for visiting today.