Saturday, November 5, 2011

The Wedding Quilt

No this is not the wedding quilt but was made for me by my online quilting friends. Just brought to mind a lot what this book is about.

Yes, I am talking about the new Elm Creek book, called the Wedding Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini. The 18th in this series and I think it will continue.
This by far is the best for it's history and the tales she tells. It is mainly about the wedding of the daughter who now lives at Elm Creek Manor. But then goes back and tells about other weddings held there over the years

I have spent the entire day reading to get it finished. Just got it from the library on Wed afternoon. I am not a fast reader. But just had to find out what happened next.

I have read all these books and mostly they tell about the people who come to Elm Creek Manor quilting retreats. What they do and what quilts they make. But this one delves more into the family now and before. Going back hitting times she talked about in other books. But this one is really almost a little in the future.

If you are into quilting and like history you must read it.

After last weeks storm which put down a lot of heavy wet snow and down came limbs and when that happens the electric lines with it. Our County was hit bad. Since we are up on the side of the mountain and have lines that run through the woods directly from the power station and only about 20 homes. We land at the bottom of the list to get repaired. The electric went of Sat. at 1:15 and didn't get on until Monday night after 9 PM. Fortunately I have a generator to run lights the pump, refrigerator and the microwave so I was OK, during the day. I turn it off when I go to bed. It did get cold Sunday.
Monday I went down to Boonsboro to my friend, Roben's who had the Internet . Took my laptop so I could at least get on Face book and tell family all was fine and then tell my online friends what had  happened.

Then I guess I was coping Kim and had a tooth infected and swollen face and Hurt. WOW. This tooth has to be saved . Saw a specialist who drained it and that cut the pain so after a week of antibiotics it should be ready for a root canal next week. Then a cap. There goes the budget.

In the meantime I have been doing a little piecing and mostly reading. On Tues. my oldest granddaughter the artist is coming for a couple days.  So that will be a change.
So much for the pictures. It looks all golden and red outside. A beautiful day. Thanks for stopping by


Mrs Quilty said...

I love all of Jennifer's books! I always want to find "out what happens next." She is fabulous! Sorry about your tooth pain...that's no fun at all. I have been quilting since 2003 and of course, am an addict. Right now I'm working on a Moda Basket Bounty that has nine blocks of both piecing and wool flowers qppliqued on. It is beautiful and I'm really enjoying it! Take care and feel better.

luv2quilt2 said...

I love the Elm Creek books, and I'm working on Sylvia's Bridal Sampler (off and on). I live in WV and was travelling I68 on Saturday during that storm. Glad to hear things are slowly getting back to normal.

Beth said...

I'm so sorry about your tooth! My husband had an unexpected root canal a couple weeks ago. Looks like the two of you could commiserate. He said he has never been in so much pain as before they did the root canal. Hope all goes well.I love Jennifer's books too. I'm like an addict when I sit to read. Nice to know there is a new one out. I may get that for my Kindle. We are traveling this week and I will need something GOOD to read!

Jan said...

That's a long time to be without electricity. Glad you have a generator. Love the quilt---it is beautiful. I like all of Jennifer's books, too. I have slowly been buying them and reading them a second time. My library doesn't have them. Sorry about your tooth--hope all goes well.