While I was at work on Monday, I had a 17 year old patient and we started talking about a bunch of different stuff. I love kids of all ages but I think I probably bond more with the teen/young adult patients, probably because I have teenagers myself. Anyway, we started talking about books and how much we both love to read. She is a cute girl with lots of friends and a boyfriend but she told me the librarian at her school is probably her best friend, because she loves to read so much and spends so much time there. I loved that! She reminds me of myself at that age in the fact that she goes through so many books and would rather read than do just about anything, even watch TV or go shopping (although my librarian in high school was kind of grumpy and was definitely not my best friend 🙂
So yesterday was my day off and I decided to finally get a library card. I haven’t been to the library in ages – I usually just buy my books. But I am so glad my patient inspired me to start going to the library again. I was hoping they would have The Girl on the Train but I had to get on a waiting list for it. Oh well. I was still able to check out 2 other books on my temporary card:
(please excuse my dusty table, I’ve been too busy sewing to clean up around here)
With all the money I saved on books I was able to make a little visit to the quilt shop for some fabric! In keeping with the literary theme of the day (haha) I ended up buying a panel from the Ex Libris line by Alison Glass and some Kona in a color called Sangria (which might just be my new favorite color…it is so pretty in person!):
I wanted to make something small, to take a little break from My Small World quilt and the king sized Mad Stars quilt. I decided that a new makeup bag was in order, since my current one is overflowing:
I ended up making a wide mouth zippered pouch using the quilt as you go method and I found this video on youtube that has a great tutorial for a quick and easy way to make this type of bag. I added some straight line quilting to the top of the bag, even though it doesn’t really show up in these pictures. I am really happy with the way it turned out, and it even holds my big eyeshadow!!
On another note, I am trying to meet some of the other bloggers in the 2015 New Blogger group. I haven’t been the best at this because I have been sewing a lot, but I really do want to meet the other bloggers. I did have the opportunity to read a blog called midgetgemquilts and I highly recommend that you check it out if you get a chance! It is written by Helen, who is part of the Quantum Quilters Hive (the same one that I am in), which is a sub-group of the 2015 New Bloggers. She was kind enough to leave a comment on my last post and so I reciprocated and went to her site. I am so glad I did, she writes about quilting, family, travel, and coincidentally enough, BOOKS! It seemed to go together with my bookish post so I wanted to mention her blog here. She has interesting posts along with some book reviews (which is right up my alley and I now have a list of books I want to read! I will be putting that new library card to good use, I tell you!) And to top it all off, she said that if she could invite any 4 people to dinner, one of them would be Jane Seymour, the third wife of Henry VIII because her story often gets overshadowed by Anne Boleyn. How cool is that? Pretty cool in my book (pun intended)….