Friday, July 11, 2014

Words and Wool

Not much has been happening around here this week besides 4h projects and readying things for the fair. I am happy to see that the children are maturing and each year things are easier to get them to do! For instance, knitting and quilting. It still requires a lot of prodding and reminding but this year the knitting was done a day before check-in and the quilt will be too!

A peak at Rachel's project:

One of my projects:

Another project:

And yet another:

I'm re-blocking my pink shawl to put in the fair:

And here is my library stack this week:

Fruitful: Four Seasons of Fresh Fruit Recipes by Nicholson and Huck is a beautiful book all about using seasonal fruits. Can't wait to spend sometime perusing it more!

Forever Music: A Tribute to the Gift of Creativity by Edith Schaeffer is a Schaeffer book I've never read (thanks Brenda for mentioning it!) but how can I resist when the subject is creativity!!!

Sara Midda's South of France: A Sketchbook also caught my eye. I can't remember where I heard about I do love looking through other people's sketchbooks!

Under the Wide and Starry Sky: A Novel by Nancy Horan is nearly finished! Right now Robert Louis Stevenson is at sea on a sailboat called the Casco. I am finding this a very good way to get an idea of what Stevenson's life was like.

And now, for more ideas on knitting and reading, visit Ginny's Yarn A Long.

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Anonymous said...

Rachel's shawl is stunning! She's becoming a very accomplished knitter. Just like her mother.

Pom Pom said...

Rachel's shawl IS stunning! Wow! Well done! I'd give her ten blue ribbons!

Almond Tea said...

Beautiful projects!

Sharon Lovejoy said...

I came to you by way of Pom Pom. I am so glad to see your list of reads. Love Robert Louis Stevenson and at one time could recite all his Child's Garden of Verse by heart (my grandmother was a teacher).

Sara Midda, who wrote the lovely South of France Journal, has another charming, charming little journal being released soon. Her publisher is Workman (same as mine) and I got a little peek into the book. It is lovely.

I am impressed by the knitting. They look like spiderwebs!

Happy day,


Iris said...

Stunning scarves! So beautiful!

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

Beautiful shawl!

I hope you like Forever Music. :)

Ranee @ Arabian Knits said...

Your and your daughter's shawl look so lovely! What are the patterns?

I'm glad for the book recommendations, as well - off to see if our library has any of them.