Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Words and Wool

A little more progress at getting back into the "click" of things with knitting. I started on another baby hat this week. Maybe I'll finish it before the weekend is up!

I'm also working hard on my latest "reincarnation". These are made from recycled wool plaid fabrics. I love them.

Christmas stories are arriving for me in abundance at the library. I have stacks of them now! 

Christmas With Rosamunde Pilcher describes what Christmas is like for Rosamunde Pilcher, one of the fiction writers I really enjoy. I loved reading about one of the best Christmas' she spent with her family tucked into a country inn in the heart of England. And then I enjoyed hearing about the preparations she does at home and the baking she embarks on (complete with recipes). And there was a sweet little Christmas fiction story at the end. Definitely a lovely book to curl up with on a "grey" day with a cup of tea.

The Christmas Scrapbook: A Harmony Story by Philip Gulley was short and amusing -- the kind of Christmas read that you can finish in an hour or so and puts a smile on your face. It was a nice little break for me on Saturday when I just needed to sit down and recharge.

The House of the Deer  by D. E. Stevenson was finished this week. This romance centers around the stag hunting season in Scotland so of course I enjoyed it! And I learned a thing or two as well which was timely as deer season opened in Indiana last weekend.

And now I hope to dive into the waiting stack of Christmas reads I just got today!

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Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

LOVE my plaid "flower". :)

I forgot to tell you that I so enjoyed the cover of The House of the Deer. I had a dress very similar to that one.

Sarah McKelvy said...

Looking forward to seeing the finished baby hat. It reminds me of candy canes.

Pom Pom said...

I think I need that Rosamunde Pilcher Christmas book! It sounds VERY cozy!

Emily said...

I absolutely adore the wool roses!!! Your table looks very similar to mine each books, tea and knitting. ;)

Anonymous said...

Your tartan roses are so beautiful! How do you make them look so much like real roses?

I love the idea of Christmas reading...