Sunday, September 5, 2010
Book Giveaway: Day Number Seven
The seventh day of the eight days of book giveaways brings Mariners Compass Stars by Carol Doak. From the back cover: Sensational Starbursts from America's Favorite Paper Piecer!
This is a book that I knew at the time I really shouldn't buy. You see, I absolutely love the look of paper-piecing, but the little bit of paper-piecing I've done, I really didn't enjoy. However, those attempts were years ago, so when eying this book, I rationalized that maybe it wasn't as bad as I remembered; that maybe these stars were pretty enough to be worth the effort. Hmmmphhh! So here I am with a book in which I really enjoy the pictures, but when I go to read the directions about how they are made, all the memories about why I didn't enjoy paper-piecing return. I really admire those who enjoy this process and turn out such beautiful blocks, but it's time to quit pretending that I'm ever going to do this.
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And if you're just now coming to the eight days of book giveaways, it's not too late to check out the books from previous days. The giveaways will close at noon (Pacific Standard Time) on September 7th and winners will be announced September 8th.