Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Elizabeth Berg and a Sewing Weekend


Here are a couple of books I just finished, and I've decided I like this author very much. I have a couple more books ordered from Amazon, and one more from the library. In "The Art of Mending", the main character is a quilt artist. The story is primarily about family relationships and not art quilting, but that aspect intrigued me. There are a couple of scenes I can really relate to, for example when she's in the fabric store or in her studio. In "Say When", the wife uses the excuse of going to a quilting class when she is really going to meet her lover.

I am getting ready for a weekend of big fun, some quality girlfriend time spent with my quilting buddies. Pam's husband is off fishing, so we are all spending the weekend at her house. We are sharing responsibility for food and will keep the cooking to a minimum. We plan to sew, eat and LAUGH a lot. Pam has a lovely swimming pool, so there will be water aerobics to cool off and get exercise. I am going to work mostly on my machine quilting, but I have a couple of other gift projects to take along. It's always hard to predict how much work I will actually complete during one of these get togethers. If I remember, I'll take pictures.

7 comments:

Deb Geyer said...

Have fun! It sounds like you will!

quiltnbee said...

I just love quilty slumber parties...=-) Have fun!

Micki said...

The getaway sounds fun. Good to see you enjoying yourself.

Gerrie said...

Oh, have fun! I have always thought it so ironic that there is a Liz Berg - quilt artist and Elizabeth Berg - who writes about a quilt artist!

Rian said...

Have a great time with the girlfriends. Don't forget your camera.

Debra Spincic said...

In the bathroom at my Hancock Fabrics are some quilt cartoons. One always gives me a laugh. The wife is standing by the bed shaking her finger at her husband. A nylon stocking is hanging from the fan overhead and he is all a tizzy. She says to him, "Have you had a woman here?" He plays dumb. She says, "I know you have because she's been reading my quilt books!" and there's a stack of opened books nearby.

Deb H said...

It sounds like Fun! I love Quilt Camp!

Play well! You can always sleep later!