Friday, June 13, 2014

Words and Wool

Here is an idea for a card I came up with a week or so ago -- a piece of granny bunting stitched to a card with a line drawn to look as though it were part of an actual line of bunting. I used Attic24's granny bunting pattern.

The card was for our Local Yarn Shop  (LYS) -- Village Yarn Shop. They celebrated six years of business this month!!! YAY! I'm so happy for them and eager for the shop to continue to grace Zionsville with its presence. Here's a glimpse of the birthday party:

I stopped at a garage sale on the way home from errands one day and found these lovely vintage crochet potholders. See that little loop on top? It fits nicely on the top of a teapot so that you don't burn your hand on a handle that is piping hot from being kept under a tea cozy!

And we had a little baby born into the congregation this week!! A tiny baby -- 4 pounds 10 ounces. All is well and he is so cute!!!! :)

I also tried my hand at a new idea -- knitting/crochet project bags -- lined, with drawstrings.

These turned out so well that I can't wait to make more! And I'm thinking plaid for fall and winter!!!

As for books:

Vintage: A Novel by Susan Gloss proved to be a page-turner. It centers around a vintage consignment shop and follows the lives of three women of various ages and stages of life. Loved it!

The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook: An Allergen-Free Approach to Managing Chronic Illness by Mickey Trescott is a cookbook I am being inspired by right now. This week I tried the kale salad and the avocado dressed cabbage coleslaw. Very good!

Crazy Busy: A (Mercifully) Short Book about a (Really) Big Problem by Kevin DeYoung was a great book that reminded me again of the reasons we get over busy: pride, feeling like we always need to do more, and not having priorities. DeYoung's recommendations included: not freaking out about being perfect parents, not letting the screen strangle your soul, and getting enough rest. He also included a very pertinent chapter on the fact that life does require sacrifice and suffering and commitment and how does that all fit into cutting back and setting up boundaries. Best of all, he focused on the one thing we must do, as Christians, make our relationship with Christ top priority. I highly recommend this book!

Fireworks for Windy Foot; by Frances Frost is the last of the 4-part Windy Foot series and it centers around the July 4th holiday. The kids and I all loved it. I love stealing away and imagining myself living in rural Vermont on a farm and having adventures in the "good old days".

That's it for this week! More ideas for knitting/crocheting and reading can be found at Ginny's Yarn Along.

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elizabeth said...

sounds like some good books here! yay!

Pom Pom said...

I love the card you made, Heather! SO CUTE!
Vintage sounds interesting!