Last week I mentioned that I had some cotton yarn on order for a sweater for my great nephew. Here it is all dyed up:
In terms of what I'm reading, a couple of weeks ago I mentioned here that I've got a real hole in my knowledge regarding the history of China - of Asia, really. At the big booksale that weekend, I looked for books on the topic and lucked into John King Fairbanks' The Great Chinese Revolution 1800-1985 (published in 1987). I say "lucked into" because it turns out that this man is one of the great American scholars about China. The book is readable, engaging, thought-provoking, and causing my little brain to whir. Here's a tidbit from page 10:
Something over a billion people live in Europe and North and South America.
These billion-odd Europeans and Americans live in about fifty sovereign and independent states,
while the billion-odd people of China live in only one single state.
Okay. In two sentences in the introduction, I was hooked.
I'll be selling raffle tickets for the quilt guild at the American Sewing Expo in Novi, Michigan, this coming Saturday afternoon. If you're at the expo, stop by the booth!