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!

2 comments:

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!