Friday, June 10, 2011

Finishes of a different sort

A box arrived late last week containing a book I have been waiting for ages to be published--the finale to The Clan of the Cave Bear/Earth's Children series.   

I finished this 750 page book last night. Son Nick said that since I read so fast I should just have gone to the bookstore and read the book!



These old, out of date and worn out vertical blinds in the living/dining room are also finished.



Now there are beautiful white shutters covering the windows.  Originally the delivery date for these shutters I ordered in April was July 5th. I'm so happy the estimate was way off!  While the shutters were being hung, needle and thread were being used for the first time in days.  The binding on my June UFO, Amish Stripes, started to be stitched down on the back--another hour or so and that should be finished as well.  Then I will reveal the little quilt's destination.   Here's a hint: I am close to finishing the 300s.

10 comments:

Elaine said...

the shutters look so good! see you tonight.

Barb said...

I love Plantion shutters...they look wonderful!

Shay said...

I love those plantation shutters. Ive been wanting some for ages at my place but they are a bit out of my price range at the moment.(Plus I have a huge amount of windows here - I practically live in a glass house )

Michele said...

I loved the Clan of the Cave Bear. It has been awhile since I read it. Your plantation shutters look lovely. We have some and I'm really happy with them. I'm sure you will be too.

Candace said...

Jean Auel books are wonderful - that sure was a quick read! Love the shutters, too - very classic and fresh!
Cheers!

Kate said...

Very pretty shutters. Looking forward to seeing your finish!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

You must have enjoyed that book! The shutters look beautiful. What a difference they make.

Jodie said...

Clan of the cave bear - I read that years and years ago ...oh my I am old. I might have to re-read it.

Andee said...

I just added that book to my Nook...I love the whole series and can't wait to see how it continues!

Vivian said...

LOVE the shutters. It's such a completely refreshing change to a room, changing the window covering.
I read two (or three?) of those books years ago and loved them. Maybe I'll have to find my copies and jump back into that world again.