I have finished several projects lately, but have failed to blog about them because I have been distracted. By what, you may ask. By books. I get that way sometimes. What way? Obsessed. That way. I get on reading kicks and except for the absolute musts (like feeding the kids, sewing circle meetings, speaking at least a couple of sentences to the husband) I do nothing but read. What has trapped me so, you may ask. I am ashamed to admit it (would love to say Rushdie or Mailer), but the Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood series from Charlaine Harris. I really enjoyed them and once I got started I could not stop even though a couple were not that engrossing.
I think I have an obsession with completion. I had all eight. My husband had been so nice and picked them up on his last trip to Germany. So, even the books that I didn't love like #2 Untot in Dallas (Living Dead in Dallas) propelled me forward and I was just as excited even perhaps more excited to finish and move on to the next one. Weird, huh? Oh well, I am done now and if I can show some self control until next year, I will wait until Book 9 comes out in German. It keeps my vocabulary up to read in German and my conscience about not being productive at bay.
During this book obsession period, I had put off reading my book club book, Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger. When I finally finished with the Sookie Stackhouse books, I had to take a little break from reading and interact with the family (so they would not forget what my face looks like) and finish some sewing projects. I made three of the t-shirt dresses similar to the Halloween dress that I made for Sophia. I made one out of a tunic t-shirt allowing me to just put one long ruffle on it.