A New Book & A Peek of a Quilt

I was surprised today to find out that a new book was published from Pat Conroy.

His writing has always pulled me in and intrigued me.  I was saddened this past March when he passed away.  I didn't think anymore of his writing would be released.

The wonderful thing about finding out about a book release, and the very magical same-day shipping from Amazon Prime, meant that I could curl up with a quilt and a new book on a rainy night.

One of my favorite books by Pat Conroy was My Losing Season, but he is likely better known for The Prince of Tides, Beach Music, and The Water is Wide, among others.  All of which are great reads, too.

There aren't too many authors that grab my attention in the same way as Conroy.  There is just a fantastic drama, passion, and depth to his writing that is unique.  The characters are well-developed and show some dark emotions that many writers gloss over in favor of lighter emotional fare.

I'm looking forward to taking a break from quilting for a few evenings and reading A Lowcountry Heart: Reflections on a Writing Life.

Not too many books pull me completely away from quilting, but I bet this will be one!  However, just in case, here's a little peek at my latest quilt in the hoop.  A red, white, and blue queen-sized bed quilt.  

For once I'm working on a quilt of my very own!

I might not have thought that through too well.  I have a king-sized bed and I'm stitching up a queen-sized bed quilt.  Maybe it's time for a new mattress.

Okay, so I still have ONE quilt I made.  I made it when I was four years old.  It's time for an upgrade.