Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer—WHERE ARE THEY????

Gosh, June is GONE! Not much sewing or blogging got done this month. Between the weddings, the showers, the high school grad parties, two weekends of houseguests, an out of town funeral, visiting relatives from Colorado in another town, attempting to keep the weeds away from my herbs---whew!

Oh…and this vice

Julie&Julia

ThePhysickBookDeliveranceDane

…nose firmly stuck in books. Dating back to the bookmobile days of my childhood, it just seems right to read away any spare time in the summer. I loved Julie and Julia. Back in the infancy of blogging Julie Powell decides to learn to cook by cooking all 524 recipes in 365 days found in Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking---and to blog about the adventure!!! Gosh, I wish I had been reading blogs back then (2002ish—2003ish).

Of course, the story is about so much more than cooking—although it is fun to read of the successes and hilarious failures. It is a tale of a Texan transplanted to New York, her zany friends and supportive husband, her “career” which she despises, her family relationships, her life in general and even some snippets of Julia Child’s life. Great read. Can’t wait for the movie.

The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane was a bit of a stretch for me. A good stretch. The premise is what if there really were true witches in 1690s Salem. Very supernatural, very intriguing.

Oh, forlorn sewing machine…where art thou mistress? I am at least THINKING about sewing. Here’s Block 6 of the KC Star BOM (photo from the newspaper):

KCStarBOM6

I do at least have the parts ready to fuse. Maybe after the Fourth…

This block honors Elizabeth Cady Stanton who helped officially start the struggle for women’s right to vote.

As Independence Day creeps up, I am preparing for a family gathering at my house. Recipe-digging-out, grocery shopping and more grocery shopping, cooking and the dreaded housecleaning will consume the rest of the week. Can’t wait!!!

11 comments:

Libby said...

My how busy you've been. That's the best way to be in the summer *s*

Screen Door said...

Love the block-- I am jealous of this pattern in your newspaper...Summers are suppose to be that way-- live it up!!!

sewprimitive karen said...

Wow, you have been busy. Both of those books sound great; just put holds on them at the library.

Teresa said...

I have seen previews of the movie and it does look like it will be a good one. I did not realize it was a book. I might have to get that one for my mom.

The applique block looks like a good one.

Teresa said...

I have seen previews of the movie and it does look like it will be a good one. I did not realize it was a book. I might have to get that one for my mom.

The applique block looks like a good one.

Anne said...

I can't wait to see the movie either. It looks so funny!

Lorraine said...

Wow.....June has been a busy time for you!! .....I agree that reading somehow goes with summer days...although I have to say I have been reading a lot lately...and it is winter here....curled up in bed with a good book is a great way to keep warm...have a wonderful family celebration for the 4th July...!

Nana's Quilts said...

Well, I'm solving the cleaning/cooking/tidy-ing dilemma by going out of town on a camping trip. Hurrah! The best. Enjoy the great weather.
Marne

Sharon said...

The Julie book looks like a great read and a great gift idea. Thanks for sharing.

AnnieO said...

Glad your time away from blogging has been so interesting and full!

I once ate lunch at a restaurant in Montecito (Santa Barbara) and Julia Child was sitting at the next table! She was being bored to death by some dude who was telling the looongest dumb story. She was about 90 then and when she got up, she was holding a clear plastic zippered purse that had "Julia" written in marker on it, so funny! That was a really cool encounter--she was an amazing woman (and tall, even then!)

Pen Pen said...

Can't wait for the movie: Julie and Julia... saw it advertised on tv last week!