Thursday, April 24, 2014

Words and Wool

I had a nice little basket of Easter bunnies to take to our Easter lunch! Everyone got to choose their own -- inside was a Cadbury Creme Egg!

These little things were so fun to knit and it's kind of sad Easter is over and I can't just keep on knitting them! 

But, time to move on to the next celebration which is Laura's birthday, this coming Sunday. I found this cute and easy pattern for a little bolero and managed to knit this up during school this week. It matches the dress I found for her! I just need to find the right button!

As for reading, it's my first choice for de-stressing these days -- as much of it as I can possibly get.

Scribbling in the Sand: Christ and Creativity by Michael Card was a great read for me as I work towards developing a theology of art, creativity, and beauty. Card is a highly respected artist and he has much wisdom in here for those wanting to develop their creativity. I especially enjoyed the letters he collected from several well-known Christians who are involved in the arts and their exhortations to artists.

Drawn to Nature: Through the Journals of Clare Walker Leslie was a quick and easy read that encouraged me to think about how easy and simple recording nature can be -- no great talent needed!!!

Princess Elizabeth's Spy: A Maggie Hope Mystery by Susan Elia Macneal is one in a series of mysteries that feature a young American living in Britain as a spy during World War II. I would call this a warm and cozy mystery and being set in WWII Britain you can see why I enjoyed it.

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Unknown said...

The bunnies are just ADORABLE. My 5 yo's birthday is tomorrow..Happy Birthday to your daughter. I hope to read the Card title soon! Sounds GREAT! :)

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

That Michael Card book was quoted a few times in a book I recently re-read. Must read it!

mamasmercantile said...

The little bunnies are beautiful and so cute for any time of year. The little bolero is divine, the perfect colour for a birthday princess.

Anonymous said...

A very happy birthday to a special girl this Sunday. X