Sunday, May 31, 2015

9-Patch & Shoofly Quilt, and we're under attack by "The Universe", and a book report

This turned out really pretty.

Motifs in the light areas, straight line quilting in the blue.

Ooh.  I just LOVE that border pattern.  

So.  In the past two weeks the friggin' Universe has decided to come down with annoying frequency on us.
  1. the computer exploded
  2. my windshield cracked
  3. the washing machine quit.  Although DH worked his magic and replaced a part so we are back to wearing clean knickers instead of turning them inside out.
  4. the pressure washer was stolen out of the back of the pickup truck
  5. one of my crowns (in my mouth, not the one I wear on my head) committed hari kari.
  1. the asparagus has been delightful and plentiful
  2. I have the best dog in the world who still makes me laugh when she folds her rubber frisbee in half and stuffs it in her mouth
  3. DH brought home Dairy Queen Blizzards yesterday
  4. the weather has been absolutely gorgeous - hot & sunny
  5. it is finally raining after a month (or more) of mostly drought
Can I quit now?
The current book, and I'm just lovin' it!!

Says the author:  My fourth novel is about a traveling Shakespearean theatre company in a post-apocalyptic North America. It's also about friendship, memory, love, celebrity, our obsession with objects, oppressive dinner parties, comic books, and knife-throwing. 

Says me:  It seems that I'm really enjoying novels about a future after disaster.  In this case it was a flu pandemic that wiped out most of humanity.  There is not much no blood & gore, but a fair bit of underlying terror that makes me want to keep turning pages instead of going to work or going to bed or cooking supper.  The author is Canadian and much of the story takes place in Ontario.


  1. It's always nice to have a balanced life. The quilting is impressive.

  2. Beautiful quilting!! Nice to see the good equals the bad.

  3. I liked Station Eleven. But then, I love the whole post-apocalyptic genre.

    1. Have you read the Maddaddam trilogy by Margaret Atwood? EXCELLENT series.


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