Saturday, September 01, 2012
Labor Day Weekend, 2012
Additionally, I have been blessed with a four-day weekend, whereas many people have three. We'll be partaking in a barbecue one day, and doing things at home the rest of the time.
I owe some people some mug rugs, and these are in the hand stitching pile in front of the television. I honestly believe they will be ready to mail on Tuesday. I'm making real progress on dealing with the WISPs I uncovered during my recent purge.
Yesterday I made a foray into machine quilting, using that little baby quilt from a recent post. My stitches could be more even, but other than that, I'm feeling pretty good about the attempt. I think the thing to do is to machine quilt another small project very soon. Like today. We'll see.
I've been reading, too. My cousin loaned me The Nineteenth Wife by David Ebershoff. It is two intertwined stories, and the NYT review can do a far better job than I can of explaining it, and perhaps enticing you. I was enthusing about it to a colleague who came right back at me with Halperin and Heilemann's Game Change, an expose of the backstory from the 2008 election. It portrays all of the key players as egomaniacs, most with bad marriages, and is particularly revealing of the dark side of St. Elizabeth Edwards. I've taken a few grains of salt while reading it, but have been unable to put it down!
We're nearly through Season Six of The West Wing and have so enjoyed going through it from start to finish.
And that's whassappenin Near Philadelphia this Labor Day Weekend. Hoping for photos before it concludes!
Posted by Nancy Stevens on Saturday, September 01, 2012