Feb 5, 2008

Books and Dirt

This series by Jennifer Chiaverini is a fun read. It begins about 8 books ago. Some books are set in the past (like arriving in America 200 years ago and also in the underground railroad) and some are set all over the country. But all of them revolve around quilts and quilt-making and have certain core set of characters. I am so inspired by all the quilt making in the books that I even bought some stuff, but haven't really gotten in to it, yet...

I also just finished reading "The Bronze Bow" by Elizabeth George Speare to the kids for part of our Ancient Rome for history. It was very good, but not as good as I had hoped. Those high hopes seem to make even good thing seem...well, disappointing.

I have also been reading "The Narrated Bible" which is written in timeline formation. I really like it.

I also read the kids "The Children's Story Bible" by Vos. It's wonderful. Do you read that one, too?
Here's some pictures of how the bikes look after the ride:
the first one is the bag that hangs down from my husband's seat, the next is his bike, from the handlebars down...

The last is the #1's dirt.


Tammy said...

Love the mud! You know, true mountain bikers never wash that mud off. They wear it around like some crazy badge of courage (or laziness, hard to tell).

I should give that quilt series a try. I'm almost through the Agatha series.

Donna Boucher said...

Oh what a mess! Sure looks like they had a blast!

Okay, I know of a really fun quilting (novel) book. It is called The Persian Pickle Club.

I love to quilt.