Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Words and Wool

I finished my latest Garter Leaves Shawl last night while sitting at Archery in perfect summer evening weather. I need to get it blocked out now. It is the perfect color for fall!

I've been very busy sewing flowers so that has eaten quite a bit out of my knitting time. I need to have these finished by Friday. They always make me happy.

As for reading, the floor beside my bed is incredibly embarrassing at the moment but I have such fun collecting stacks of books on various subjects and hoping I will get time to read through them!

Here are a few:

Walking with Beatrix Potter: Fifteen Walks in Beatrix Potter Country was recently recommended to me by a friend and I am so excited to know about it! It's an adorable little guidebook for the English Lake District and gives 15 suggested walks around areas Beatrix loved, worked, owned, visited, and used in her drawings. I plan to make good use of this book!

A History of the Scottish Reformation by J. D. Mackie is part of my research for our summer school classes in preparation for our Scotland trip.

All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot. I'm in the thick of lots of non-fiction right now, preparing for some summer school with the kids. Thus, I am not in the middle of a fantastic novel. So, I thought I'd have this on hand to read a chapter or so when I want something nice and relaxing and light. Plus, it is fun to read alongside watching this:

  All Creatures Great & Small: The Complete Series 1 Collection (Repackage)

A Circle of Quiet by Madeleine L'Engle was recommended by another friend and I am really enjoying her reflections on her writing, life in general, family, etc. I'm so glad this is just the first in a series!

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HeatherMavis said...

Hi Heather,
I have the book Circle of Quiet . I've read some of it. I'd like to know more about what you think of some her ideas- - her approach to explaining her faith. I'm afraid it put me off a bit.

Everydaythings said...

Heather, I've noticed that your like english books or books about england, so have you heard of the Miss Read books? They are about a school teacher teaching in a small village school in the Cotswolds, I think I read just about everyone of those books in the series I loved it so much as I was a primary school teacher before I retired.
Your knitting is just fabulous! I love that motif on the bottom of the knitting! When do you find the time to do all these things???

Amanda said...

Looks lovely! I echo the other commenter's sentiments on the Miss Read books, though I think they are best for middle school ages.