This Wednesday finds me working on little things. Mainly, these thread bookmarks. I struggled the first time I tried this Gothic Cross pattern, but persistence and faith did the trick and now it's one of my favorites! I'll be making several of these to give as gifts this holiday season.
The weather here in New England remains hot and humid. And in this weather we've been moving the library to our temporary location where we'll be living for about a year while our building is renovated. It's a huge project on many levels, and as exciting as it is, the work is exhausting. We decided to handle the packing and moving ourselves so we could spend the money we saved buying cool things for the new library. You can check out our progress here. By the time I get home I'm not good for much. Last night I kept falling asleep while trying to finish the blue cross. After I dropped it for the third time I decided to put it down!
I suppose that may account for my inability to choose my next YoP project. Enlisting your help was the brightest idea I've had in a while and the response has been amazing! If you haven't had a chance to cast your vote, please click here to add your input. It only takes a moment. You just point and click! No comments required (unless of course you want too!)
As for books - as usual I have several happening simultaneously. Last week I started Knit with Love by Lisa Bogart. This little book is sweet and full of wisdom. For me it reads much like a devotional so I'm taking my time with it and giving the words a chance to simmer together to reach their full flavor.
Over the weekend I finished listening to Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. This is the third installment in the Hunger Games trilogy. As much as I'd love to offer a full review, I'm just going to say this - I liked these books. They have a lot to say for a Young Adult series and if you haven't read them I suggest you give them a try. I don't think you'll be disappointed.
This week I started listening to Tom Brokaw read his book Time of Our Lives. I love Tom and his voice. He could read me the phone book and I'd listen raptly. Of course this book is much deeper than that as he explores life in America and the changes time has brought us. Interesting and thought provoking.
And finally a bit of murder among the beautiful people. I'm pages away from finishing James Patterson's Guilty Wives. It's been a long time since I read one of his books which seem to come off of a conveyer belt these days. I know that he has many fans - I used to be one. Not so much anymore. This book, like the last several I've read, is just to formulaic for me. I knew from the beginning how it was going to end - unless something totally out of the blue happens in these last pages. As much as I was hoping for more, I'm not surprised. If you've never read him, go ahead and give this one a try. Otherwise, unless you're a die hard fan I'd say your not missing anything if you decide to skip this one. Maybe next time James!
On Wednesday there's always lots going on. I like to link up with my friends on there blogs and then I spend a while checking out all the cool projects everyone is working on. The links are below. I'd love it if you joined me - this I guarantee will be fun!
That's all for me friends! Until next time,
Be blessed and stitch & read with love!
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