Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Monthly Accomplishments - February 2011

This was a great month! Let's see what got done!
  1. Made Midget Mania block #5 and #6
  2. Made a pair of pants for Barb to wear after her delivery
  3. Put the binding on 2 Project Linus quilts
  4. Made 6 more pairs of pants
  5. Made the dogs' fleece blanket - they loved it in their little cage and in Florida! So glad I got it done in time! But I think that the Florida bound dogs need one! lol
  6. Quilted and bound the mini quilt for a Guild auction
  7. Got Granma to sew the binding down on two dog table runners 
  8. Sewed the binding on the poinsettia table runner
  9. Made the centers of 2 pillow shams for Granma
  10. Worked on blocks for the UFO Challenge for February
  11. Made a Margo bag for my mom
  12. Went to a quilt show with mom, dad and granma. I still have to post the pictures...
Not too shabby!!

And because of the long car drive, there are more book finishes this month that usual.
  1. Look Again by Lisa Scottoline - This was my first time reading this author and I enjoyed the book. It was read by Mary Stuart Masterson and I think she did a great job. There was a pretty big twist at the end that I didn't see coming so I like how it ended!
  2. The Penny Pinchers Club by Sarah Strohmeyer - A nice easy read. Love Strohmeyer's books! A bit of romance and a lot of humor!
  3. The Minotaur by Barbara Vine - I enjoy reading books by this author. Her real name is Ruth Rendell and Vine is a name that she writes under. Most of the books she writes are dark and twisted and I enjoy them! This book was no different. :)
  4. Live to Tell by Lisa Gardner - I'm excited that I read this book because I just requested the next in the series from the library today. I kept thinking that I knew what was going on and what one of the main characters was hiding, but it was still a shock until the end. I'm glad that I listened to it because I think that I would've stayed up way too late a couple of nights reading and I would've scared myself!
  5. Mercy by Jodi Picoult - This was a typical Picoult novel, but there was a lot more sex occurring in this book than in any of her other books I have read. I'm just saying. Also, it was kind of an abrupt ending. It was like, Ok, the lawsuit is over and BAM so is the book with everything wrapped up in about 2 minutes.
  6. The Morning Show Murders by Al Roker with Dick Lochte - I got this book on a lark from the library and I was pleasantly surprised to find out that it was going to be read by Al Roker himself! If you enjoy Al on the Today show, I think that you would enjoy the book and his reading. Beware that there was some strong language, but I wasn't bothered by it. And the story was a great one!
Well, that about covers my month! Now, if I can just get going on March....


Jennifer said...

Good month for you!

Regina said...

And it seemed like so much of this you got done in the last half of the month!!! WOW - it's awesome!

Kristie said...

A very great month for you!! You always seem to get a lot done. I feel like I am in a slump. I have this customer quilt on the frame but haven't even started it and it has been there for a few days now. I got a couple of kits in the mail yesterday, one is a simple table runner, I'm thinking that I may do it, since it is small at least I would feel like I accomplished something. :)

"Lois Grebowski" said...

You amaze me, gurl! YOu're rocking the completions!

I have to check out the Sarah Strohmeyer books. Are they funny like the stephanie plum books?

Linda said...

I'm my gosh, I'm so tired after reading everything you did, I'm going back to bed! LOL! Actually you did a great job. I like that you listed your books - and a little bit of what you thought. I've been thinking about doing the same.

Infinity Quilter/Knitter said...

You got a lot done considering it was a short month and you drove to Florida! Way to go.