Each day I work a bit more on the crochet afghan. My piles of ten are growing! It is very happy and relaxing work.
I am also working on a knitting project which is a birthday gift. The finished product can be revealed next week!
Just today I started sewing flowers again! It's about time!!
Victoria Magazine has been a favorite in my family for nearly 20 years. I couldn't have been more excited to find that this September/October issue is the British issue and they've made Scotland a focus!!!! Utter bliss to thumb through the pages and read about the land that we are planning to visit again next fall!!!!
I found this book all the more meaningful because I have three different friends of Lithuanian descent and their parents and grandparents suffered during this time, including the parents of our piano teacher who spent eight years in Siberia. It brings this story very close to home. I am so glad I read this and highly recommend it.
The Low Road: A Scottish Family Memoir by Valerie Miner is another book I finished this week. Set in Scotland over the last century, it weaves the tale of a real family, some of who immigrated to America. Part fiction, part truth, Miner pieces together the fragments of her family history into a cohesive whole. The book was of interest to me because of my "Scottish reading theme" and I also found it interesting how she took genealogical information and turned it into a novel.
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