Honestly, Tom Brady is uber cute
BUT some “hero” he turned out to be. Well, yuck! Keep it in your pants, Brady!
Which, by the way, that Stephen Gostkowski is the new Raider I HEART.
I read a pretty good vintage book last night.
It’s just a digest of antique quilts, published in 1984. These old books (my total favorites) always inspire me — if not for what’s in them, for concrete examples of how far we’ve come in the craft.
I had the chance to have an incredible conversation with Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin quilter, Jane McCabe. Jane sent me the most heartfelt letter a few weeks ago, along with one of her favorite books, Quilty as Charged by Spike Gillespie.
It’s a series of articles that cover the art, history and benefits of quilting. I like a book where I can jump around rather than have to read it from page one until the end. There are stories of famous quilters and not so famous quilters. It’s a good read, but the best part is finding a new friend like Jane. When I called her, we just — bonded. It was like talking to an old friend rather than to a new person.
TRY THIS TODAY: Engage someone whom you don’t know. Make a new friend — even if it’s over the phone. What you sow today may reap many, many wonderful experiences and benefits and a wonderful kinship with a fellow human being tomorrow. Post, in my comments section, who you tried to befriend today and how it turned out!
Look what showed up in my mailbox on Saturday. I just had the time to leaf through it but I can’t wait to sit down with it. It’s the Studio Arts Quilt Associates Journal. I’m most interested in the article, Selling Your Artwork Online with Etsy. I’ll read it when I take a writing break this afternoon.
While I was shopping at Road to California, I met Sheri Bignell, an author and quilt designer. I have one of her pattern booklets, French Country Farmhouse Collection. I love Sheri’s White Sage quilt in the little booklet.
Simon & Schuster sent me a new book — well, an updated and revised version of an old book — Potatoes Not Prozac. This book got a lot of good attention when it was first released. You know and I know that I have totally “let myself go” and I could use a book like this that will balance my sugar sensitivity, lose weight, and stop cravings. Maybe it’s worth a try. Any of you read this? Anyone tried it?
Jennifer Chiaverini has a new book out – The Quilter’s Homecoming. I’m not a great fan of fiction. I like a juicy biography. I do know that this author celebrates quite a loyal following but my hunch is there are no Sonny Corleone screwing the bridesmaid in the extra bedroom chapters, so I’m forced to pass. This book will be a Pickle Prize so stay tuned! By the way, I have noticed that this book actually feels good in my hands. I don’t know why? I’ve held a bazillion of her books — but this one feelsgood. And if you’re a bookophile, you know just what I’m talking about.
Speaking of books, my friend Gloria Dighton give me this book. Hilarious, right? And you know I’m a native Pittsburgher! It’s written and colored by Judi Barrett and drawn by Ron Barrett in 1997. Thought you Pickles would get a kick out of it.
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Look what I won on eBay yesterday:
It’s from the day I was born. June 15, 1957. I have a couple of publications dated 6/15/57. I’d like to have them framed, eventually, for my office or studio (if it is ever organized and weeded out enough to walk through again).
Here’s another magazine I eBay won, dated with my birth date.
Finding these magazines are an amazingly personal and fun birthday gift. Just search eBay with the date.
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That’s it for today, Pickles! xoxom