I usually listen to an audio book when I walk my dog Willow. A lot of times my mind wanders and I have to back up a few minutes to hear what I have missed. Recently I won an audio download of My Dark Vanessa
read by Grace Gummer
. It was a disturbing and sometimes maddening story, but I never had to rewind it--haha! Needless to say, Willow and I had some very long walks for a few days!
After finishing that book, I listened to The House of Silk
by Anthony Horowitz. Derek Jacoby
does an awesome job of reading this Sherlock Holmes take-off. Anthony Horowitz wrote some of the early episodes of Midsomer Murders
, so I expected this story to be a bit more "cozy" than it was. There's a lot of despicable stuff going on but, of course, Sherlock neatly ties everything up in the end (I don't think that's a spoiler, as that's what he always does, isn't it?).
For my April One Monthly Goal
, I had chosen a completely different quilt, but then the final parts for completing Cheddarback
were released early. Gay at Sentimental Stitches has been posting the patterns as a block of the month for more than a year and now it's a little sad that we are at the end.
I did a little "pick and choose" when deciding which blocks to make for these last two sections.
I had already made the letter blocks and thought I better fit them in somewhere before I ran out of room.
|My top is all put together and loaded onto the quilting machine. You can see a peek of my "Cheddar-backing" in the above photo. I had pieced the backing and made the binding last week in anticipation of being so close to the end, so I am ready to go!|
My goal for April is to get Cheddarback quilted and bound.
Linking with One Monthly Goal HERE