Wednesday, October 08, 2008

So Easy a Caveman Can Do It, and a book

Sometimes the easiest of blocks are NOT! My own fault - I said, "Easy, Peasy, don't read directions!" The end result is as pictured, but my seams are in the wrong place. No big deal -- Someone will love winning the BOMs - hope it's not me -- I have a supply waiting for me!








I'm not a great reader these days (because I'm trying to be a great sewist!) - but this is one amazing book! It was on the Best Seller list. I couldn't put it down, and neither can my DH, who usually only reads political stuff. It's about ordinary people living in Afghanistan, living their daily lives, starting in about 1975, up to invasion by Taliban. We know so little about this culture.

13 comments:

Jessica said...

If you liked The Kite Runner, you should read A Thousand Splendid Suns. Its by the same author, but written from a woman's perspective, instead of a man's. I liked it sssooo much better. Enjoy!

Jantine said...

Those are both great books! The kite runner is filmed too. Here in Holland we can get it on DVD. It is worth it!

Jantine

Louise SS said...

I also could not stop reading that book! I spent a whole Sunday sitting outside reading...it was a great book!
Greetings from Louise in Sweden

Andrea said...

I have just read A Thousand Splendid Suns. Started Monday afternoon and finished about 1.40 am Tuesday - lol ! Great read - I plan to get this one at the weekend.

Lynn said...

Elaine, have been reading your blog for a while now and enjoy seeing what you are doing - your quilts are wonderful! Had to comment about the book - read it too and it was great. The other one mentioned "A Thousand Splended Suns" is also well written and hard to put down. My latest favorite book is called "The Island" by Victoria Hislop. It is a historical fiction novel set in a seaside village in Crete and a Leper Colony on an island nearby. The time frame is before WWII and after. It is one of those books you can't put down.
Keep quilting between reading those good books.
Lynn

Julie said...

My bookclub read it last year and it one of my fav reads. Hubby liked it, also. There is a movie from the book as well. I think we Americans need to read more stories about ordinary people in other parts of the world. It helps us to realize how ordinary people everywhere have more in common than we are often led to believe. I've got the new one by him but haven't read it yet. I'm saving it for the long cold winter, snuggled under a quilt with a good book.

ps:thanks for the info on that water soluble thread. I'm going to try it.

sMC said...

umm at last I know why I can't follow instructions. I seem to read every second line only. Is there any hope. Will look for the book. hugs

Tanya said...

I can't see why the seams are in the wrong place...
I read that book took. My daughter had to read it for a class and then she sent it to me. Yes, a completely different world.

Joyce said...

I'll have to look for that book. As long as the block looks OK I don't worry much about the seams. I suppose it's a bit different with a BOM.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Thanks for the book advice..and without further info. the block looks great to me, Tracey

meggie said...

Block looks ok to me... what do I know?
I have not read that yet, so will look out for it.

quiltmom said...

HI Elaine,
I absolutely loved the Kite Runner and the film is pretty good too. I have also read the Thousand Suns and enjoyed it very much. It is hard to find time to do all the things that we are suppose to do.
I think your quilt looks just fine-you will find the way to make it work out.
Happy reading and quilting,
Regards,
Anna

KathieB said...

I really loved The Kite Runner, even though I didn't think I would. It's good to push out of the comfort zone and expand one's vistas in the process. Note to self: keep doing this!