Tuesday, October 4, 2011

BIRDIE BLOCK

My husband spoils me.....he left Saturday morning (thought he was upset with me because he usually invites me to come along)....well....

He came home with this. I have already read one book and working on another..... He will probably regret it when he gets his monthly book bill...HA!!

Then I finished this block.....now are you as surprised as I am that I have been keeping up? I am totally floored and so proud. Only two more to go....

It is getting pretty cool outside.....notice that I never complained of the heat...well that is because I hate to be cold......if you take that as a whine....then so be it, just send me some cheese....


Have a wonderful day!



42 comments:

Jackie said...

Your husband is so sweet! What a great surprise. You can join the Philadelphia Free LIbrary for $35 a year and check out e-books from them for 3 weeks. Might be cheaper that buying unless you're a big re-reader.

Terry said...

Your block looks great! I just started stitching on mine last night. I'm gonna miss doing these blocks every month when they're all done!

Jean said...

Brie? Manchego? Sometimes you just gotta let it out! LOL

The birdie block is cute. I love the colors and the pumpkin squigglies!

Books on Kindle is one of life's little pleasure. Lots of reading and no clutter!

Aleisha said...

I know you will enjoy your Kindle. I LOVE mine! I received mine for Christmas last year and there are so many free books available that I read everyday, but have only purchased ONE book!!! I didn't get much sewing done when I first got it either. I couldn't put it down long enough. :) Enjoy!

Needled Mom said...

Love your Birdie block!!!!! I am so with you and the cold. I can take all the heat, but I do not like to be cold.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

How very sweet of your hubby! And I'm with you girl, I do not like the cold!! AT...ALL!!!!

Rosa said...

Your Birdie block is very nice and I`m with you,I don´t like cold.

Enjoy your Kindle!!

Deborah in Atlanta said...

Hi Barb - there are places you can get your e-books for free (not all are listed). Bonnie Hunter posts a lot of them on her blog for the Kindle. I have a Nook, and my daughter has provided me a website with a gazillion free books. I've gotten hooked on The Outlander Series books by Diana Gabaldon, and all of them are free. I think I am on the 5th book in the series. E-mail me if you're interested in the one I use, and see if you can get your books free and leave all that money for your fabric addiction! Congratulations - like you, I love to read, and I've loved having my e-book.

Joanna said...

Those with Kindles all seem to love it. I like your birdie block, especially the pumpkins.

kpaints said...

What a sweet hubby! My mom is trying to convince me to get a Kindle...I just went to Amazon and downloaded the free app and started reading last night. Cheapest way but I am still all about the era of free tv and free books...not sure I could do a kindle.

Love your block...the fabric colors are so pretty.

Barb said...

sorry, I hate the heat.
My boys love their e-readers - enjoy~

West Michigan Quilter said...

You are one lucky gal to have such a sweet, thoughtful husband. Enjoy reading your books! But not so much that you stop quilting!

Cyndi said...

What a sweetheart of a husband you have, Barb! Those book readers are very cool! And your birdie block looks great. I have downloaded them all...just haven't gotten around to stitching them. Maybe one day when I'm caught up with all the other stuff I am behind on! HA!

Have a wonderful day, my friend!

XOXO,

Cyndi

P.S. I HATE the COLD, too! :o(

wackywoman said...

Another great block. I love my Kindle. Amazon has a lot of free books.

Mary L. said...

Hope you like your Kindle as much as we do ours. A word of advice..if you think you'll be playing games (I love Word and Word Crossings), you might want to get a skin to cover the keys as they wear off VERY fast. Have had one Kindle replaced and the new one is doing the same thing. Now I see the new generation Kindles are touch screen and no keys.

Madame Samm said...

Sew what you reading? and great gift...and the block ...way to go....x

JustCindy said...

Nice gift from your sweet husband! I love the stitcheries. You are doing great with them. I can't wait to see them as quilt.

Sheila said...

I'd love to won a kindle , they seem like the perfect solution to me !Lucky you:-)

Sara Lyn said...

Your block is so cute. I love the pumpkins, the bird, the moon, the stars and the border. Essentially everything I guess. :)

John'aLee said...

Beautiful blocks!
What a sweetie your hubby is!

Rhonda said...

Oh, isn't hubby great! Barb, let be one of the first to say, "Put the Kindle down and get back to sewing!" hehehehehehehehe
I have one and have been known to neglect my sewing, often.
Welcome to the club!

suemac said...

I just got a nook for my birthday. I finally figured out last night how to download ebooks from my library. They are free. Free is good. That will cut down on buying books.

Yvette said...

Great gift, you are going to love it. Read Bonnie Hunter's blog, she posts free ebooks and reviews.

Fiesta said...

I love the block Barb. You definetly are keeping up.

Marydon said...

Some Swiss Longhorn enroute! Chuckle. You will love that kindle.

Have a great week ~
TTFN ~
Huggers,
Marydon

Fiona said...

I can't believe you find time to read with all the sewing you do!!! another lovely bird.. and yes,... I am very impressed with how you have kept up.... and how soon you get them done.... I still need to trace mine!!!
Hugz

Lynn said...

What a sweet hubby! Your birdie block is pretty sweet too!

elle said...

I need a birdie idea but I doubt I'm up to embroiderie. Nice stitching.

Sharon said...

I love my Kindle! Hubby got it for my birthday this year. Lots of books and no clutter. Wish he'd want one but he doesn't. Oh the room we could have in our house if it weren't for bookshelves! Your birdie block is cute! I haven't even started on mine yet.

Cathi said...

Your birdie block is so cute!
I got a Kobo eReader for Christmas last year and absolutely love it!

Patty said...

What a sweet heart your husband is. Liking the stitchery.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

What a sweet hubby! I LOVE my Kindle and I know you will too!! Oh, nuts, I am behind two blocks with my birdies!! Your's is so cute. Now I need to go and start mine. Thanks for the little push!

Gene Black said...

I am on a mailing list for free Kindle books. I read them on my iPod touch. I have to say it saves on trips to the library and on buying books. It also saves on shelf space!

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

Spoiled! I am another Kindle fan. I think I have read 75+ books so far. I love how easy it is to read on the kindle. I make the words a bit larger for fast reading. Our local library finally set up their online site to allow downloading to the kindle so I am sure I will be downloading many more books :) Have fun!!

Michelle said...

Pretty block! Is that Louisa?

Deanna said...

Great block--again!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Barb go quickly to booksontheknob.org and subscribe! She posts daily, sometimes several times a day, all the current free books for the Kindle and the Nook as well. Scroll back through her posts and check because some will be free even though it might have been several days/weeks since she posted. Before you click buy on Amazon though, be sure you double check to see that it really says $0.00 because sometimes they are only free for a few hours or days. I have had my Kindle over 2 years and have over 700 books on it. I've only bought a fraction of those. Often she lists books I'm not interested in but there are many that are good, many that are new authors trying to get a start so they give away their books, and many that sound interesting enough that I download just in case. blessings, marlene

Rhonda said...

I want a kindle so bad! right now I'm settling for books on my phone.

great birdie block; I'm just finishing July lol

ButtonMad said...

Sweet stitchery...I can bring the wine...lots of whining here this week... !
You amaze me with how much you do...guess it must be practise from when you had five sons home? That must have been hectic...

ButtonMad said...

Lovely stitchery...!

hetty said...

Love your birdie block! Your husband is such a sweetie, you lucky girl!

pinsandneedles said...

Congratulations on finishing your October birdie block so quickly! I'll be working on mine this weekend.