It's our latest winter storm!!! The kids are really enjoying the snow because the temperatures are not too cold! And, they got up early to get their schoolwork done before I was up so that they could spend the day outside!
Which was very providential because I am behind on getting ready for my craft class that begins tomorrow. Homeschool Group starts up again and I am teaching a class to Jr. High and Highschool girls -- six weeks, six crafts. I do love this age group so much and hope that we will have six very fun weeks together!
Working on the next order of flowers. Lots of deadlines this week.......
And when I can, I weave the ends into another square or two. Believe me, my mind is going absolutely crazy with things I could be knitting or sewing. The possibilities are endless and it is frustrating to only work on one thing at a time. :) But, must not let myself go crazy so I will stick with this for now.
I have the same problem with reading that I have with needle arts: far too many options float through my mind and onto my bookshelf and bed stand. And, it's one of those weeks where I haven't had much time to read (hmmmm....maybe those deadlines are to blame).
One evening a week is currently devoted to Downton Abbey and Sherlock.
Sherlock: Season Three was good! Certainly impressed that they managed to keep the story going and by the end of the final episode I was quite pleased with how the writers had made everything work out. I also find it very fun that they got "Watson's" wife in real life to play his wife in the series!!! (And, apparently, "Sherlock's" parents in real life play his parents in the show too!)
Behind the Scenes at Downton Abbey by Emma Rowley -- making little tiny steps of progress in this if I can get a minute to sit down during various stages of dinner prep. Not really happening...... but really looking forward to spending more time with this!
The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays: 140 Step-by-Step Recipes for Simple, Scrumptious Celebrations by Ree Drummond. The Pioneer Woman is always a fun read. She's a bit like an American version of Nigella Lawson -- if you don't push the comparison too far. I love books centered around holidays although I feel like Ree decided on her outline and went and found a bunch of recipes to fit rather than sharing her own traditions (although she does that too!). Hoping to find a few recipes to try out this month.....
Longbourn by Jo Baker. Still working on this. I think it would be more enjoyable if I had bigger chunks of reading time (this seems to be a theme...). Still, I think it is well written though Jane Austen was more delicate in the way she describes some things.
A Circle of Quiet by Madeleine L'Engle -- I finally opened this up again. I was stuck in the middle after our trip last fall. I enjoy L'Engle, even though she is "out-of-the-box". She makes me think and I like that. And she often has very good observations on life and helpful quotes.
Well, time for me to go back to working on my craft class. For more ideas on knitting and reading, visit Ginny's yarn a long.
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