Sunday, October 26, 2008

My tired eyes

It's my fault! I stayed up till 2:30 this morning reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society that is on the best seller list. I'm not one to run out and buy a book because it's on such a list. At first I wasn't sure I was going to like it but since a wonderful friend recommended it, I figured I'd give it a try. After I got into it, I couldn't put it down. The author has a unique way to tell a story.

Today is a beautiful, sunny day here in Delaware so we were up and out early...we did a little model home viewing. We have done this for years even though we are not in the market for a new home. I love to see what's new and how the homes are decorated and it was an excuse to get out! On the way home, we did a little grocery shopping. I bought an acorn squash and am going to try a new recipe that uses canned apple pie filling when baking the squash....maybe, I said maybe, I can even get hubby to eat squash!

I have been working on the Sunbonnet Sue. I have the block and some of a border around it done. Check out the picture. I'm not sure what I will do after adding this border. I may add more. I'll wait and see and do some experimenting with the fabric since I am only using vintage "attic treasure' fabrics for the front. I would like to make the hanging bigger - If left as is, it will be about 18x18. Will have to see.


Pat said...

Cute Sue hanging. I'd not do too much else along the bottom or that border you have down there will be lost. I also think if you go too much bigger than 18 x 18 with a relatively small feature as the center focus (which Sue is), then SHE will get "lost", too.

Eileen said...

This is really adorable. Always love Sunbonnet Sue. Can't wait to see how you finish it.
Hope your cold is feeling better!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Oh I love the block. Love it! Keep adding. It would make a good wall hanging or something. I love the colors and the fabric. I'm excited to see how this turns out. I really need to make one of these.

DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

Love Sue. Great colors for her too.

Rebecca said...

i felt the same about the book as you: didn't know whether i'd like it at first. but once i got into it, i just loved it. each character's voice was so distinctive in the letters she/he wrote, that it worked really well!