Musings of a quilting librarian Grandma.



Wednesday, May 16, 2007


I've been tagged by Amy and Sue.
Here are the rules: Each person tagged gives 7 random facts about themselves. Those tagged need to write in their blogs the 7 facts, as well as the rules of the game. You need to tag seven others and list their names on your blog.You have to leave those you plan on tagging a note in their comments so they know that they have been tagged and to read your blog.

1. I don't know anyone with a blog except for my knit night friends, so I really can't tag anyone. In fact I don't think anyone reads my blog except for the knit night folks, even though I have given my address out to my sisters, sons, and others. Oh well!

2. I read while I walk--to and from work (1 mile) and on my lunch hour. I only fell once and bumped my head pretty bad, but that didn't stop me, right Marianne?

3. When I was in high school, a Norwegian foreign exchange student, Wenche, lived with my family the whole school year. Now she is an architect in Oslo and we still keep in touch.

4. I have worked at the library for 31 years!

5. I quit college in 1973 to marry Mr Q and we lived in Germany for the first 2 years of marriage. We lived in a crazy huge 3rd floor apartment in downtown Weisbaden with coal oil heat, and the kind of clothesline that goes over to the apartment across the alley, and has pulleys to move the clothes along.

6. I read a book a week. As soon as I finish it, I write down every book I read in a little notebook, and average 50-60 books each year. And I have so many many books on my mental list of books that I want to read!

7. I love teen movies, the lamer the better. My favorite day would be spent knitting or piecing quilts and watching either 1930s movies or teen movies of any era: Gidget, Breakfast Club or Big Fat Liar, I love them all. And since we have 4 TVs in our 1000 sq ft. house, I can turn them all on and never miss a bit of my movie.

I will try to find someone who has a blog, and has not been tagged, so that I can continue the fun!
I've enjoyed the facts about all of you!

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Knitting and Quilting

I realize that it has been almost 2 months since I last posted, and I promise to be better.
I just got back from Knit Night and was inspired to share some knitting photos, so I will try to post some tonight.

Here's what I have been busy with:

A summer shell from Cascade Sierra cotton/wool yarn. The pattern is Soleil from Knitty.
Thanks to Marianne for the Addi Turbo needles, the project will go much quicker now!!

And I have been working on this:
Felted bags!
Because you can never have enough bags, and because felted projects just go so fast!

And this: I finally gave my son the quilt that I have been working on for 4 years! Happy Birthday!

I think there are 300 different fabrics in this quilt!
I think he and his wife like it a lot, and now I just have to put on binding and they can take it home.

Next post--grandbabies!!