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What do you do?

To put it mildly, it's a bit brisk outside, and I'm bored. I've watched the sunset, petted the kitties, and washed the dishes, but now what? How many bookworms do we have in here, and what must-read should I add to my list? To you other sewers, what useful/neat/just too darn fun project have you done lately? Crafters, same question. Web sites I should spend some time perusing?

To add my two bits:
Reading: I loved the Dies The Fire series by SM Sterling.
Sewing: Blue-jean log cabin quilts. Burlap and canvas throw rug for the bathroom.

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sarendipatree
Dec. 18th, 2009 04:45 am (UTC)
I finally got around to Pattern Recognition by Gibson, and it made my week. Its not easy being allergic to logos.
tequiladawn
Dec. 20th, 2009 02:08 am (UTC)
I like the storyline, but the writing style made me nod off. And they never answered why she could go into Starbucks! Agrhhhh! It was fun though, and made for good theory debate at the next Campfire Coffee Night.
ksol1460
Dec. 18th, 2009 05:05 am (UTC)
Making earrings with antique copper and vitrail beads. It is so nice to make something that looks a hundred years old as soon as it is finished.
dark_phoenix54
Dec. 18th, 2009 06:15 am (UTC)
I live to read. I read constantly. Heck, most of the time, the majority of my LJ posts are book reviews! I don't know what to recommend to you, not knowing what sort of thing you like to read. I just finished reading the collected Sandman comics, and am awed by it, but I suspect every other goth read them years ago in the original releases. Right now I'm reading a fantasy book by Emma Bull and, um, someone Brust. It's set in Victorian England, and I had great hopes for it but it's very sloooooooowww.

I just spend a couple of days piecing Yule presents- some themed stockings, a couple of wall hangings, an altar cloth- that are crazy quilted and will be embellished over the next few days. I finally got back into sewing clothes a couple of months ago after years of only doing CQ and mending. And I've learned off loom bead weaving and am making jewelry. I should be opening an Etsy store soon.
heartsease
Dec. 18th, 2009 06:42 am (UTC)
Reading tastes are so personal... I both love and hate that. I've been making things out of thrift store sweaters that I have felted. It's great fun and inexpensive, you never know what the fabric will look like after it's been through the wash a few times. Purses and little bags and such.
tequiladawn
Dec. 20th, 2009 02:12 am (UTC)
I thought about felting a sweater just the other day! I was trying to think of a way to use the sleeves as the tops of ankle boots, and use the body to double layer the bottom. Hummm, warm sturdy house slippers....
wieselkind
Dec. 18th, 2009 11:45 am (UTC)
Just got a book about the 1880s explosion of Krakatao from Amazon, and have been sewing a bread basket for my grandparents, oh and watching TV over the internet.
tequiladawn
Dec. 20th, 2009 02:10 am (UTC)
Ooooh, whats the Geology book title?
wieselkind
Dec. 20th, 2009 01:02 pm (UTC)
Krakatoa by Simon Winchester
I don't know if you arew in the UK but 4OD has a programme available to watch anytime
http://www.channel4.com/programmes/krakatoa/4od
if not then maybe it is somewhere like TV shack, it was probably a co-production between Channel 4 and Discovery or Nat geo, so should be out there somewhere.
wickedanima
Dec. 20th, 2009 11:46 am (UTC)
I read the internet alot. My sight is pretty crappy due to advancing astigmatism, and I find it hard to concentrate long enough to read books any more.

However, I have a big list o' blogs and a few text archives, and some articles I keep track of.

Otherwise, I'm always busy this time of year making presents. I made several dolls out of felt for people this year, and I'm working on a second scarf made out of scraps and worn out socks!
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