It seems like the big thing for the more well-known quilt bloggers to do nowadays is to write a newsletter once a month or so, and get readers to sign up for it. Have you noticed that, too? I've subscribed to several, but most of them I never read, except for "The Scrap Basket" which is sent out by Debbie of A Quilter's Table.
Debbie always showcases a certain type of quilt technique and includes lots of examples to check out. Plus she links up interesting articles to read. Recently I read this one - Colour Post: A Glossary of Colour, in Pincushions. This post comes from Andrea Jackson, and her blog is called 3rd Story Workshop.
I learned a lot from reading this article about color theory, and LOVED the pincushions she made to illustrate all the concepts! So, of course, I had to make one of these little pincushions for myself -
I dug into my growing collection of solid scraps, and chose (what I think are) three analogous colors to make this quick and easy little project. Here's the back - it's kind of fun, too!
I definitely like my quilty friends and blog readers, too, because -
In other likes this week - I liked this book that I just finished. The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown.
It's about three grown-up sisters who have all returned home to help out their mother and father while their mom is going through cancer treatment. Their father is an expert on Shakespeare, so there are all kinds of Shakespeare references throughout the book. Because I grew up in a family of three sisters, I could relate to a lot of the relationship dynamics that these women struggled with. I enjoyed finding out how their stories resolved at the end of the book!
I also like this way of grilling veggies and fish that my husband and I devised this week! These foil "boats" make clean-up so easy, and cook the veggies, peppers, and fish perfectly. Everything was very tasty!
I like this fun photo of my mom and her friend who came to visit, when we took them to the sculpture park that I've shared here before. This is the place in our town where you take all of your out-of-town visitors! :)
I like my oldest son's new car - a Kia Soul. Don't you love the color?!
Our younger son bought one of these a couple years ago, and we all liked it so much that Older Son decided to get one, too, when he needed a new car. Now we are a family with "soul!"
Hope you are having a good week! Of course, I have been glued to the Hurricane Harvey news and keep everyone affected in my thoughts and prayers. I've been trying to decide what would be the best thing I could do to help. I know there are quilt and blanket drives going on, but there are also quilters online who say quilts aren't helpful at this time. What do you think?