Friday, May 24, 2013
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
I ordered this material and it is being washed and dried as I speak. I don't wash fabrics I am going to quilt as I like the "puckery' look they get when they get washed and dried after being sewn but with clothing or anything else it always gets washed, dried and ironed first. This material is going to be made into pillowcases with a contrasting cuff and will have crocheted edging. I've never done either so we shall see how it all turns out....good I hope!
Monday, May 20, 2013
Here's what I finished this week.....
I was amazed how this book held my interest, maybe I really am reverting back to my childhood. The story line was good and although the main characters are the 2 young twins there are also the older twins and the parents and plenty of other adult characters with a little mystery, adventure and comedy all rolled into one. A nice sweet story to go off to dreamland with and a nice visit back to one of my childhood favorites.
A great theme and many women could benefit from reading this and treating themselves at least as good if not better than they treat others. But for me.....been there, done that and I learned it awhile ago..... not nearly soon enough but at least I learned it and now I AM The Queen! If you already know you're the queen than you need not read this but if you want a road map on how to become one, this is a good one! And fun!
I was going to start reading my "classics" and I had picked out Uncle Tom's Cabin to read but in prepping to move I decided to read other books that I think I might not take with me unless of course they turn out to be SO fantastic that I will never want to part with them. This one has been on my shelves for quite awhile and it looks like a good "summer read" maybe? I've never read Ms. Siddons but I've heard good things about her although I don't always appreciate what the majority likes. (Oh, I'm such a rebel!) But it is highly acclaimed by all the top book reviewers etc. so we'll see. "12 year old Emily Parmenter survived her mother's abandonment and her beloved older brother's death and now finds purpose in training her father's magnificent spaniels...and refuge in the magic of Sweetwater Creek.
For non-fiction I'm reading a new book that I've had my eye on for awhile and it has to do with maybe selling some "wares" on my blog.....but I need to learn a few things first so I'm reading this book. It was highly rated on Amazon. I'm curious if anyone else has read either of these new books I've picked...if so let me know what you thought.
Have a safe week and once again, my prayers go out to all the people affected by the tornadoes.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Here is my chairpad #1 and it calls for 9 yards of I-cord so I broke it down to 27 feet so I could feel like I was getting somewhere and it helped....I now have 9 feet done and that is 1/3 of one chair pad! Yippee! Like I said before...it's a great project for doing while watching t.v. or otherwise what I call "distracted knitting". I'm thinking since I didn't go with the "rainbow" chair pad that I might make each one a different color because I'm pretty sure I will get REAL tired of knitting red I-cord for 4-6 chair pads!
Anyway, I had to just try out this pattern....again, just "prepping" for YOP 2014 mind you. I discovered these are really tiny and you need 432 of them or some ungodly number. I think I'm going to need a lot of hand-holding this next year! LOL!
My Spare Moments who has 8 children and manages to get so much accomplished! You go Ruth!