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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

New Books


I love books and now I have a few new ones to inspire me. I have been wanting Liberated Quiltmaking II for awhile now. There is no use ordering only one book at a time so I got a couple of art quilt books as well. The Art + Quilt one has a section at the back on critiquing your own work and that of others that may be very helpful. I have only had time to skim through it yet. Both the art books are set up as lessons. Gwen's book is very inspiring of course. I don't know what I'll do first. I guess making my way to the studio would be a good start.


Since I took the cheese making workshop I have been very interested in trying some different cheeses. I doubt if I will try all 200. First I have to organize some sort of aging area that is the right temperature. I may have to invest in a small dorm style refrigerator. In the end this may not be cheaper than buying cheese in the store, but it will certainly be more fun and hopefully taste better. I haven't tried any of the Moosewood recipes but some of them sound delicious. Stay tuned.

13 comments:

Clare said...

Can wait to read what you think of LQII.

I love it!

Nikki Thornton said...

Liked your post. Someday I hope to write a book where the royalties will pay for the copies I give away.
:-)
Nikki

Brenda said...

I chuckled about buying more books to fill the order -- I snuck in LQII when I order textbooks to save on shipping. I don't know that Moosewood cookbook, but other Moosewood ones are really great.

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

There are a couple of books there that I have wanted. I hope after you have a chance to review them you will offer us a critique so we know whether to make the investment or not.

Ali Honey said...

Good ! Not much else happening there then.....with all that to read...which one first...or all at once, a chapter here a chapter there. Tough decision. Enjoy!

em's scrapbag said...

Fun books I'm looking forward to what you create. I love my Liberated QuilterII It is fabulous!

Libby Fife said...

You need about 24 more hours in each day!

Judith said...

I love books too and have quite a few on loads of different subjects. I used to belong to a craft book club so I have loads of craft books. My niece is coming over to see me in April and she is bringing me some books, can't wait. I also have a book on making cheese but never tried anything yet. one day perhaps.

sparkle jars said...

Those are all great books. I'm a big fan of Gwen Marston but only have one of her books...I need to catch up! :-)

Myra said...

Some interesting books there Joyce! I love cheesy foods!!! Tis the Dutch in me! 8-)

火吟 said...

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Wanda said...

I hope the books bring lots of inspiration and enjoyment! I watch documents on people making cheese in the Alpine almhuts...right there beside the cows! How cool is that?!

snoozerider said...

Looks like a fab collection of books! I think I may have to sneak in "Liberated Quiltmaking II" to my next order of "educational" books for the children :-)