Happy Mother's Day to all of you amazing moms! I hope you have had a delightful day.
Two of my favorite authors have just had new books published. Once again I got to go hear Jennifer Chiaverini talk about her book and read an excerpt from it. I do love hearing authors read their own work. She was charming as always. This is the fifth time in five years I've gotten to do this, so I'm beginning to feel like a friend of the family! Her mother introduces her, and then she amuses her audience with insights into writing and researching. Research for this book required four trips to Hawaii. The poor thing, such a hardship, and twice she had to miss out on some of Wisconsin's snowy winter to do her island research. :>}
A member of our extended family had a brand new baby girl last week. I didn't hear about it until after the fact, at which time I inquired about color preference. When told pink and purple, I looked through my stash. I had lots of pink and a little purple, but not a lot that went together. A little trip to the store yielded this printed panel that was already quilted. All I had to do was cut out some strips in a matching color and add binding. 45 minutes to make a quilt.
Not my usual way of making a quilt, but it's pretty cute. It's also much lighter weight than the ones I usually make, which could be a good thing.