BTW, I think I say that Annie Smith thing about practicing for your next quilt three or four times over the course of the quilt diaries. Sorry. I mean, it’s true, but you don’t need to hear it three or four times.
Books I got for Christmas:
Some Luck by Jane Smiley
We Are Not Ourselves by Matthew Thomas
Making History: Quilts and Fabrics from 1890-1970 by Barbara Brackman
Unconventional & Unexpected: American Quilts Below the Radar 1950-2000 by Roderick Kiracofe
(Kiracofe is also the author of The American Quilt: A History of Cloth and Comfort)
Thanks to Barbara A. for sending me this link about sewists (a word I’m not crazy about, but this post from Barbara Brackman makes a good point):