Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Right now, in my life

This week has not been a very productive one when it comes to sewing. I am working extra hours in an effort to take Friday off of work and head home to see my parents for the holiday weekend. The little sewing it do get to do usually revolves around the Retro Flowers Quilt Along. While it is fun, it is all in preparation for my post on Monday. I get to lead everyone through the wonderful world of curves! Make sure you check it out!

Although there is nothing terribly interesting in my sewing life to report, I did recently join a really cool book club. (The term 'book club' sounds so funny in my head) I found it on, and if you have never been there, you should definitely check it out. The whole premise of the site is to allow people to organize gatherings in their area based on their interests. If you like to try or join new things, it is definitely a place for you!

Back to book club. The whole group consists of people in their 20's and 30's which is exciting since my goal is to make friends in my new city. Haha. What drew me in was that all of the books we read are classics, like true 'o my god I had to read that in high school and it was miserable' classics. I loove to read and my taste in books is always changing. Right now (obviously) I am really digging classic writing.

The structure of the whole thing is really cool too. Basically, every couple of weeks there is a meetup about a particular book. You can attend each consecutive meetup, or you can do just the ones focused on the books that interest you. AND all of the meetups are at different bars or pubs around town, so I will get to go to some great places all over raleigh. Friends, classic literature, and a cocktail = great times (yea, I've got a rather nerdy layer).

Right now I am reading 1984 by George Orwell and next is A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. I would never have had the motivation to read these wonderful stories if not for this group! I am obviously way excited but also totally nervous. I am not really a 'joiner' so jumping head first into this is really a new concept for me. But anyway, if you are looking to try something new in your area or just want to get together with some people who share your interests, definitely see what has to offer!

I must get back to my paid work, and then my curves, but I will be back on Monday! Happy Easter and happy sewing!


  1. That sounds awesome! I read a few classics from time to time. 1984 I think was 9th grade but very relevant to the politics of today (if I'm not mistaken). Enjoy, keep me up to date, I think Lila Rose will listen to anything for a few more months...

  2. Enjoy your books, book clubs are big in the UK; I wish I had the time x

  3. I read 1984 in 1984 - great book. Enjoy your book club - sounds fun!

  4. Sounds fun! I didn't know you were new to Raleigh. I have a few friends out there! I'm in Winston-Salem a little less than two hours from you!

  5. Thanks so much for putting in the effort for the QAL!!

    I love books...but I just can't imagine making the time for a book club!!!


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