Saturday, August 26, 2006

Anticipating Fall

I'm still here. No need to send in the authorities or anything--I haven't fallen off the face of the earth. I'm just a lazy blogger. But you guys already knew that. :-)

The other day I got my latest Southern Living subscription in the mail. The main headline? Welcome to Fall. Since fall doesn't come easily to Southeast Texas, I'm gonna have to force it. I might get a few mums, make some apple cider, and of course, buy a pumpkin pie spice candle. I love fall!

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Books, books, books!

I've never been quite a bookworm like Ashley has, but I have read a few books in my day. Actually, now that I think about it, I did have the most points in the Accelerated Reader program in 8th(?) grade. I read dozens of books, including half of Little Women. (Don't ask). So here is my filled out meme!

1. One book that changed your life: I just read this, so I'm not sure of its long term affect on me. Nor do I think this was the most influential book on me. However, Total Truth, by Nancy Pearcey, was a great discourse on the intellectual side to the Christian faith, and for me, it completely broke down the arguments surrounding naturalism and evolution.

2. One book that you’ve read more than once: Hamlet, by William Shakespeare. By far my favorite Shakespeare play.

3. One book you’d want on a desert island: Robinson Crusoe, by Daniel Defoe. He got off the island, right? :-)

4. One book that made you laugh: All the Calvin and Hobbes comic books, by Bill Watterson. I've read them all many times, and they never cease to put a smile on my face!

5. One book that made you cry: Wurthering Heights, by Emily Bronte. That scene in the middle just brings me to tears every time!

6. One book that you wish had been written: Hmmm, I'll have to think about this one! Maybe a book explaining the great mysteries in American history--like what really happened to the colonists on Roanoke Island, what really happened to Amelia Earhardt, etc. That might be interesting.

7. One book that you wish had never been written: I have to go with Susan on this--On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, by Charles Darwin. It has probably been one of the most influential books of the last century in terms of naturalistic thought and post-modernism, and was instrumental in creating a schism between science and faith.

8. One book you’re currently reading: Don't Waste Your Life, by John Piper.

9. One book you’ve been meaning to read: Stepping Heavenward, by Elizabeth Prentiss.

10. Now tag four people: Ashley, Jennifer, Julie, and Sarah, and of course anyone else who might be interested!

Thursday, August 10, 2006

What to Get for Hubby?

Stuart's birthday is coming up in 2 days. I'm thinking I might make him a really good dinner--champagne chicken with mushrooms, rice, and asparagus. Maybe with a chocolate cake for dessert?

Mmmmm. Now I'm all hungry. :-)

I'm so bad at thinking of things to get for his birthday. I hope it gets easier someday! He just doesn't have a strong desire for material possessions (something I struggle with!). Maybe I'll take him out for a round of frisbee golf--and I'll even offer to drive!

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

The Quilts I've Finished

I was thinking about this today--I've never posted picture of my quilts! Here are my latest two projects. The first is one that I made for my sister, Julie. (That's my other sister Lauren in the picture.) This one took forever, since it was my first that I hand-quilted the layers together. Plus, the thick batting made it even more difficult to stitch. It's more modern than most, but my punk rock sister loves it! And I love it, too.

The other quilt is the one I just finished for Ashley as a wedding gift. (I'm sure she's too busy to read this! Hopefully she opens the gift before reading my blog.) It's actually the same pattern as the other, but the colors give it a much girlier look. It's smaller and was way easier to hand-quilt. It'll be a perfect throw for the happy couple! I just hope they like it!

Okay, so that's enough of my babies. Next up is Quilt #4, (Ashley's was the 3rd I've ever finished) which is the One for My Dad--eventually I'll get it done!