Friday, August 22, 2008

My New Blog

About me: Miri. I have been quilting for 19 years, teaching for about 15 and enjoying every minute of it. We now live overseas and I love how quilting is now worldwide-one of the reasons I enjoy teaching so much is my students come from all over the world and bring such different ideas, color sense and style with them to class.
I both hand and machine quilt; I made a resolution that this is the year I would work on machine quilting all those tops in the closet. One quilt a month was my goal-I did fairly well in the beginning of the year but then I began to work on the hand appliqué /hand quilted quilt for our son’s wedding. The wedding has come and gone (it was great fun) and the quilt is still in the frame about half done.
I did discover a wonderful companion for handwork: my MP3 player and audio books. I found this wonderful site: that has free audio books for download-all books in the public domain, which means lots of classics. Sometimes you get one reader (the woman reading Jane Austen’s Persuasion is wonderful), sometimes you get different readers-I had different readers for Charles Dickens’ Bleak House but it didn’t bother me as I got so into the story that it just didn’t matter (and that is a book I tried to read years ago and found just hard going and didn’t get far). It is wonderful to have someone read to you.


Susan said...

I will definitely have to listen to audio books while quilting some time. We have the same taste in authors with Austen and Dickens.

Patty said...

Welcome to blogging, Miri! I can't wait to see more of your work. I love that pink star quilt in your header.

Maggie R said...

Well what a great link. Thanks Miri. I am listening to one right now!!!!!