Here are a few books I've been reading.
Inspired to Quilt; Melanie Testa. This is a very informative book on art quilting - not your standard quilt patterns. Testa puts forth excellent information on dyeing, stamping and stenciling fabric. There are a few small projects which look like fun as well as general information on quilting basics, embellisments abd finishing. Much of the information on coloring/patterning fabrics can be applied to paper as well, so I'm all over this one. Now to find time to experiment! No worries, sometimes just the reading brings new ideas to my work.
Olive Kitteridege; Elizabeth Strout. The story is a series of vignettes revolving around the main character, Olive, set in small-town Maine. Olive is a thoroughly fascinating character and the different perspectives deliver a in-depth look at her over the years. *** review from me and Publisher's Weekly ;)
If you like a bit of sewing or quilting with your cozy mystery, check out these two:
Sew Deadly; Elizabeth Lyn Casey (first in a new series)
Unraveled Sleeve; Monica Ferris (second in the series), the first being Stitch in Time and as soon as it comes into the library, I'll be reading that one. Darn! I just don't like reading the second one first!