Kaleidoscope where we all made purchases. Duane bought a set of bookends she had been eyeing, I bought a beautiful trapunto style pillow with the outline of a chandelier and Linda bought a fab pink mid-century serving bowl and she finally broke down and bought the last of the three tile top tables that she had wanted. This one has a black iron frame and the top is composed of black and green tiles. Very pretty. After hitting a few more shops, we had lunch at Mikey's and then headed back to Duane's for chocolate cake. A fun day.
Now, I'm concentrating on making more squares for the KasCare knit (or crochet) project to make blankets for orphans of AIDS. My friend Barbara gathered together all of the squares we had finished last Friday and we had enough for one full blanket (60 squares) and most of another one. I gave her the ten squares I had ready to go so now I'm back to making more. I crocheted a quick one last night and I'm about halfway through another. I've also been looking at more of the Amigurumi patterns that I mentioned a couple of posts ago. I may make Amigurumi cupcakes for my three nieces for Valentine's Day. There are so many cute patterns for these that it's hard to decide which one(s) to make.
Today, I spent quite a bit of time in my recording booth. I need to finish up my latest LibriVox solo, Camp-Fire Girls in the Country by Stella M. Francis. I had fallen behind on my self-imposed schedule due to catching a cold that knocked my voice out of commission for about 2 weeks and then the holidays. I recorded 6 chapters today so my next step is to edit, edit, edit. I also recorded the weekly poem for LibriVox. This week it's "O Hollow! Hollow! Hollow!" by W.S. Gilbert, from the opera Patience. That's one of the things I love about the weekly and fortnightly poetry readings -- you never know what someone is going to suggest.
I'll have an update on happenings at Iambik Audiobooks very soon -- probably this week. We're starting to gear up again after the holiday season. There is one book coming out that I mentioned in a previous posting that's a collection of crime stories by different authors. I read a story for that one called "Bits and Pieces" which definitely fit the genre. We also have another collection coming up and some more solos. I'll post here when they've been published.