Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Yesterday, I made this block for a guild friendship block exchange. It's for Kristie the orange freak who wanted scrappy orange Broken Dishes blocks. I love it! So refreshing after the other things going.
I am very, very, very sick of my current project. The quilting is done and I now have to bury many thread ends before proceeding to embellishment. I'm not liking this thing much, and am considering stuffing it in a bag. There may be a UFO in my future.
On other fronts, I am leading the discussion in my book group tomorrow night and need to work on that. We're discussing The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton. This isn't one of her best known books, and I don't know why. Undine Spragg, a beautiful, ignorant climber who makes three men very unhappy as she marries her way up the social ladder, is one of the most detestable literary characters ever. We're a serious group who really talk about the book, so I need some insights and thought provoking questions. Well, two days left for inspiration--
Also, we're going to Moscow for 10 days this summer, and as it's uncomfortable not to have a clue what anything is, I am working on learning the Cyrillic alphabet and a few words. This is slow, to say the least. MOCKBA =moskva=Moscow. That's about the extent of my knowledge, showing that there are some letters like the Roman alphabet, some that look the same but are different, and some that are really strange. For instance, the symbol for women's toilet is something that looks like two x's stuck together, although I'm sure they will also have the universal paper doll with a skirt symbol; I least I hope so.
And last, but not least, we're getting new counter tops, stove, and sink, and I've been picking out those things. That's all I'll say because I hate the whole trendy, HGTV-driven, home decor thing. But no matter how little I care about this on one level, it's expensive and I have to live with it, so it's taken lots of time better spent in other ways.
Oh, and in case you don't know, the Indiana primary is next week. The media knows the state exists, and that there are Democrats here! It's very exciting!
My new blog photo expresses my rather strange mood.