Sunday, June 9, 2013


pe·ruse [puh-rooz] verb (used with object), pe·rused, pe·rus·ing. 1. to read through with thoroughness or care: to peruse a report. 2. to read. 3. to survey or examine in detail.
Saturday I spent the day PERUSING both the Internet and my collection of quilting books/magazines. I love the word PERUSING;- sounds sharply intellectual and officially productive when compared to  browsing the Internet or flipping pages in a book. 
And, dear reader, before you consider me lazy let me explain I had a purpose for my day PERUSING -
 The Christmas QAL & Challenge started yesterday with Joanna of Needle, Thread, Happiness as our host. Both Joanna and her partner in QAL sponsorship - Hazel of Hazel's Quilts, are off to good starts. I, on the other hand, despite my diligent day PERUSING am lagging behind. Sue of Quilt Times provided the rules (you can find complete guidelines for the QAL on each of the above linked blogs). I'm struggling somewhat:  no red, - no problem; no green - doable; no more than 96" - super complicated!!!!

Early yesterday I found exactly what I wanted. The pattern fits the challenge and me to a "T" however I only need one (well probably several!) Santa. The pattern is Classic Santa by Sue Garman sold at Quakertown Quilts. 

Yes, I do see all of the red and green and I get the whole pattern is too large. Now see if you can peruse to find the remake Sue Garman did in beige, cream, taupe!  ONE of the Santa(s)  would be the perfect size. I'm calling Quakertown Quilts Monday. Keep your fingers crossed!



Joanna said...

Donna, Classic Santa is a gem. It will make a beautiful project. And now the word perusing is stuck in my head and I'll be thinking about it every time I pick up one of my books.

Hazel said...

What a fab idea - mocha /cream/chocolate colours would work really well for a Santa to fit the Challenge!

I like PERUSE, and a like COGITATE for the same reason - sounds like you're doing more than flicking though a mag staring into space!

sunny said...

It looks like your perusing was very productive! I'll be watching to see how you progress.

QuiltSue said...

Productive perusing, followed by constructive cogitating seems like a brilliant way to spend the day.

The colour scheme you mention sounds wonderful too.

John'aLee said...

Thanks for sharing about the Quilt Along!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

We all peruse - I looked up the pattern link - super project.

Sheila said...

Oh this sounds very interesting I must check out the pattern. Good luck.