Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Words and Wool


I finished the brown border around my crochet flowers.  Now I am working on weaving in all the loose ends which seems to take almost as long as crocheting around them in the first place! I did lay out all the pieces to make sure I had enough. I will have to rearrange them before I do the sewing together.



I also finished several batches of flowers and delivered them to their recipients. I liked this order of 6 large roses in the lovely, bold colors.

As for what I'm reading right now:


Bittersweet: Thoughts on Change, Grace, and Learning the Hard Way by Shauna Neiquist is the book Shauna wrote before Bread and Wine. It is a similar format and contains her ramblings on life, specifically the pain and heartache of miscarriage. I love Shauna's writing style and I think she has a lot of practical encouragement no matter what your life situation. Bread and Wine will probably remain my favorite of her books but this one is great too.

Behind the Scenes at Downton Abbey by Emma Rowley. How did I not even know this book existed until I happened to spy it on the shelf at the library today! This is not how I usually discover these types of books!!! Oh well. At least I found it and now I can't wait to read it. The photos look lovely!


Longbourn by Jo Baker tells the servants side of Pride and Prejudice. I don't normally like take-offs of classic books but so far this book is not disappointing, perhaps because it tells a story so much of its own with the events of Pride and Prejudice just happening in the background. And since I've always been curious about life in different time periods, this one is fascinating in its portrayal of real life in the Bennet household. I guess I wouldn't want to be living in that time period after all....

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4 comments:

Amanda said...

This is sooo pretty! I think Brown is the perfect compliment to your pinks. Way to go!

Laura said...

Love the quilt... it is like a stain glass window... gorgeous... I always saw them piled in a basket... so nice to see them together in a row... !!!

Laura said...

Love the quilt... it is like a stain glass window... gorgeous... I always saw them piled in a basket... so nice to see them together in a row... !!!

christinelaennec said...

That blanket is going to be beautiful. I agree with Laura that it's like a stained-glass window. It's interesting how some of the darker pinks really sing out against the brown.

And your felt roses are very lovely too.