and Deadly Nightshade, the first Martha's Vineyard Mystery by Cynthia Riggs (because we spent three days at Martha's Vineyard this week). Next up on my bedside table is Taken In, the ninth Southern Sewing Circle mystery and my current audiobook is The Cranefly Orchard Murders, the second Martha's Vineyard Mystery by Cynthia Riggs.
But it isn't just in my reading that I like mysteries. I love the idea of a mystery quilt, although, in truth, I've never actually finished one. I'm still working on my first, On Ringo Lake by Bonnie Hunter, but the truth is, once the big reveal happens, I usually lose interest. I haven't worked on that quilt in months!
My 2018 Temperature Quilt is a bit of a mystery quilt since the daily weather dictates what it will ultimately look like. I think the not knowing is part of what keeps me motivated to make new blocks for that quilt every day (well, that and how easy the block I chose to make is). Here it is from January 1 through June 11 - I have all the blocks done through June 30, but the next row includes the block with the average temperatures for July, so I can't add any more rows until July is over.
|Blocks signify high and low temps for each day of the year (through June 11 so far)|
|One of my nieces - the only thing cuter than a two year old is a two year old wearing a sweater you knit for her!|
|My mom was out of town, so I slept in her bed under one of the first bed sized quilts I ever made, a Scrappy Mountain Majesties from Bonnie Hunter's pattern|
and on the ferry. Sock knitting is such a perfect travel/vacation project!
And while on vacation, I stumbled upon the Friendship Album, 1933 podcast by Frances O'Roark Dowell, author of Birds in the Air (which I own and have read) and Margaret Goes Modern (which I don't yet own). I've finished listening to the first four episodes and I am anxiously awaiting future installments of this story. I've said it so many times, but when I'm not quilting, I love being able to read about quilts, whether in fiction or on blogs or even just scanning photos on Instagram and Pinterest. What on earth did I do with my time before I started quilting?
I'm linking up with Oh, Scrap and Monday Making.