If you are just wanting quilty stuff please scroll down a bit ;))
I was visiting Heather’s blog and saw that she had read an incredible amount of books over the past year and I was in awe. The total sum of books I’ve completely read in the last year is one :- Alan Titchmarsh’s “Mr MacGregor”. I love Alan’s wit and this was a romance book with the usual route of romance books but a bit of horticulture thrown in and lots of humour. I’m just a slow reader. It had me ‘LOL –ing’ on quite a few occasions. Having listened and watched Alan on many occasions on TV in Gardeners World, etc., I could ‘hear’ his voice, a lovely soft Yorkshire accented voice, in my head, sort of reading it to me.
It’s classified as a ‘Memoir/Biography’ and is a very interesting read even if I only pick it up once in a while.
Now when I bought the first book “Cross Stitch” my DH scoffed and remarked that I would never read it all. Well I proved him wrong. Not only did I read it but also the next two in the series. I have the Drums of Autumn book but decided it would be a good one to listen to so bought the audio version. The book itself has 1185 pages. Audio is not such an easy option as it takes some practice to ‘listen’. I have frequently lost the plot (no funny remarks please, ;)) and had to go back to the beginning of a chapter to listen over again because the MP3 I have doesn’t let you go back a page or two. (DD keeps reminding me I should have bought an Ipod) Anyway, I find I can now ‘get lost’ in this audio book while doing the ironing or sitting hand sewing.
So there you go ;) my reading experiences. Sorry didn’t mean to write a book about it ;))
The Honeycomb Stars… a pattern in the June 2010 American Patchwork & Quilting. It is being made with Inklingo printed diamonds and hexagons and I’m hand piecing it.
The ‘thing’ in the top left hand corner which looks like a spider with one less leg..is my attempt at crocheting a flower ;))
The Canada sticker came on a pouffie from a buddette…;))
Below is another of my attempts. A try out of making and working with yarn from old t-shirts:-
If you would like to try making t-shirt yarn go over to Lettie’s blog where she has made a tutorial for it. I love her blog you will be drooling..
Tutorials for doing the crocheting part you can find on YouTube. This is the one I watched by Bethintx1:-
She does some great tutorials for beginners if you are interested.
Well friends if you have made it thus far bravo! That’s it for now, speak to you again soon ;)
Happy Stitching… Elly