There are only 3 green stitches left on this but "don't ya know" I ran out of that color so I need to go look in my DMC "stash" and find some that is close. i had to do that with the pink too. Why is it they never include enough or am I just wasteful? Of course, then I have to wash away the dissolving waste canvas and sew it up into the purse/pencil case it was meant to be.
The book I finished is my first one for February but it was a big one, 541 pages to be exact! I need to read about 5 a month in order to meet my goal of 50 by the end of the year for the GRAND PRIZE that Embarrassment of Riches is giving away. It's not really about the prize as I have no idea what it is or if I'll win it but more about the challenge and reading only books I already have which I want and need to do without buying more (which to me is so tempting). Anyway, this book was so fun and interesting to read and I looked forward to it each evening. It is sort of like a cross between Harry Potter and the Wizard of Oz yet unique in it's own way. It is written by a husband and illustrated by the wife who are both talented and creative people in their own right before they collaborated on this book. There's a another one after this one called Under Wildwood which, of course, I want to get. I bought this right before Christmas and actually bought it for the illustrations as I want to design my own applique and I thought the illustrations, especially of the birds were very inspiring. It is on the New York Times Bestseller List and I highly recommend it if you would like an escape but can't afford a vacation! LOL!
I told you it was a biggy!
I hope you're all enjoying your Tuesday and Happy Valentines Day tomorrow!