Tuesday, September 1, 2009

My favorite Summer read thus far...

I've done quite a bit of reading this summer, but I must say nothing hit the spot like The Persian Pickle Club by Sandra Dallas. The story really brings you back into another time, when being a lady meant something different than what it means today. The book was set in Kansas during the Depression in the 1930s. It was centered around a little quilting club and was well equipped with drama, scandal, mystery, and above all, friendship:) One thing that the Persian Pickle Club made that I thought was just the coolest idea ever was a celebrity quilt. They sent squares to celebrities to sign and then embroidered the signatures then quilted the squares together. How awesome is that?! If I were to make a celebrity quilt I think I would send my squares to Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Oprah, Kate Winslet, Brad Paisley, etc. etc. I'm pretty sure celebrities wouldn't take the time to sign a quilting square and then send it back nowadays though... I bet Brad Paisley would:) Anyways, the book really made me want to start a cute little quilting club with my friends, but then I realized I'm the only one who likes to be an old lady... Oh well, that's what fun little books like this are for! If you're anything like me (and my husband who read it before me, haha) you'll LOVE this book! Read it asap.


  1. yay! welcome to blog-town! :) i will for sure read that one. it sounds darling. my fav of the summer was "the guernsey literary and potato peel pie society." it's perfect. :) you would totally appreciate it.

    i'm just getting into sewing myself...i need help! haha. there's a great little fabric shop down the street that helps me out, i just have to stick with it. i'm excited to see some of your projects. you are too cute! i loved that shawl you made, by the by. i completely admire those that can knit!

    you're a doll. i blog-stalk a lot. so, you are officially on my list! :)

  2. Don't think you're the only one that is an "old lady". Katie and I went shopping and she just picked plain, classic clothes, nothing trendy. She looked at me and said, "Mom, am I an old lady?" Yes, you both are and I couldn't love it more! Mona

  3. Thanks Sara! I'll have to pick up your book recomendation too. I love reading stories with cute names:) Sewing is so much fun! I'm not too great at it yet, but practice makes perfect. You should take up knitting. It is really easy to learn and soooo much fun!
    Your blog is so adorable. You and your husband are such a handsome couple. Your pictures make me want to visit Utah! It's gorgeous there!

  4. OMG! Your blog is soo cute, I love it. I will definitely be checking out that book...and if I lived closer I would totally be in to starting a quilting club with you....miss and loooove you !!!