Friday, April 27, 2012

Happy Arbor Day

Is Arbor Day observed all over the country or just in Nebr.?  I should know that, but I'll have to look it up.  I like to say that as a librarian I don't really need to know anything, I just need to know how to look it up. :)  Update:  Just read that it's observed around the globe. Thanks, Mike Johanns.

There hasn't been too much going on around here except the ordinary, every-day stuff so you haven't seen much from me. Tuesday & Wednesday were beautiful days so I got some quilts washed and hung on the line outside, including these two QOV quilts that will be sent off as soon as I get a third one ready to go. (The box holds three, and it's cheaper to send them all at once instead of one or two at a time.)

That third one is in pieces on the sewing machine table so it will be a while before it's ready to go.  At my last Quilt Club meeting I demonstrated making the block in the first picture above. Since then I've made enough more blocks to get another top finished and got it loaded on the machine Wednesday, ready to start quilting today if the thunderstorms hold off so I don't have to unplug the machine.

I'm keeping this one. It will be my "back of the couch" quilt.

Tuesday night was Book Club at the library. (Don't you just love the original names of these clubs?) My book was American Sniper by Chris Kyle & co-authors Scott McEwan and Jim DeFelice.  It's the story of the Navy SEAL who has had the most sniper kills in U.S. military history....all during his four deployments to Iraq.

I really liked it and breezed through it in a couple of days. I thought it was refreshing to read a book about the Iraq war by someone who was actually  on the ground fighting and isn't afraid to tell it like it is, though I think he toned it down a bit to make it more palatable for the reading public. That said, if you can't handle guns and some bad language, this may not be the book for you.

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