Tuesday, October 02, 2007

I (heart) mail!

Look what I got in the mail today. Yippee... fabric and history books. Two of my favorite things. (Do I sound like an old lady with quilting and history as two of my hobbies?)

I am slowly working my way backwards through English history. I am about to start learning more about the Wars of the Roses, the Houses of Lancaster and York, and the Princes in the Tower. Exciting stuff! I love that many books can be found on Amazon for practically nothing. Including shipping, I didn't pay more than $5 for any of these books!

The fabric will become a nice easy bar quilt. I have almost finished the current wild quilt top I am working on. Just waiting for a little yardage to arrive for another border I decided the quilt needed. That one will be the first I try machine quilting on my own. You will remember that Elliott bought me an amazing sewing machine for my birthday a couple of years ago. It is a dream machine, and I am SO happy to have it with all the quilting I am doing lately.

These books, combined with the doll quilt swap and this new fabric should keep me busy until after Thanksgiving. Whoopee!


Brent said...

English history? Read Lord Macaulay's History of England. It's in a Penguin Classics edition on Amazon, edited by Hugh Trevor Roper.

ginger said...

Hey Dad--- thanks for the tip... I'll check it out!