May 30, 2012


I have a large sewing project that I'm not in love with but have to get done.  As these things do - it is sucking all the joy from my sewing.  What is it?  I'm making lined curtains for The Musical One's new condo.  They aren't hard, they are just cumbersome and there are alot of steps.  I had set aside Memorial Day weekend to get the 3 panels done - I got one done. 

Instead - I've been reading - it's a good distraction technique.  Earlier this year - I ran across True Colors by Kristin Hannah in  the Nook Book Deals - I snapped it up at $2.99.  It's not there anymore.  I finally started it and honestly - I couldn't put it down.  I love the fact that I can have the Nook balanced on my knee and still be knitting while I'm reading. 

I fell for the characters in this book.  I was sad to see the story end - I want to know more - what happened to these sisters?  What's next.
Well, next - I logged into Barnes and Noble and bought a copy of the things we do for love.  I started it on Monday morning.  I stayed up way, way too late last night reading it.  In fact, I just curled up in my chair and read last night - no paying attention  to what JB had going on tv, not really listening to him chatter on about the 'talent' on America's Got Talent, just read. 
Another good story about family and the things we desire.  How people change.  I laughed and cried as I read this one. 
Mind you - I don't do heavy reading.  I don't read about historical events, I don't read true stories.  I read light books that make you feel connected to the characters.  That take you away from your own live for a minute.  Kristin Hannah can do that for me.  Since she's no longer on the Nook Book Deals - I think I'm going to have to figure out how the Nook and my library work together.  Anyone? 
So what do you read and why?

May 23, 2012

Doing My Part

While on the East Coast I managed to do my part to help stimulate the economy.
Last time we were here, I bought fabric, lots of fabric.
and while we had a day in The City, I did not buy fabric this trip.
Mostly because I haven't sewn up most of what was purchased last trip.
but I did buy yarn.
My rule for yarn buying on vacation is to look for Local Indy Dyers
and only buy yarns I can't get at home.
One of those yarns was a gift, One is for a shawl.
Look for the rest to become socks in the future.

May 22, 2012

Congratulations are in Order

We spent the last 5 days on the Right Coast.  Because this happened.   We are very proud.
I'll share more about our trip later in the week.

May 15, 2012


Do you Watch?

The costumes are fabulous
Unfortunately, I don't have Angie's mad skills for grabbing outfit photos.
There is one dress Ivy wears that is a dead ringer for Vogue 8728

In Ivy's dress the body is a cute red cherry print on a white background and that gathered bodice?
Solid red.  Adorable.  I want.

May 3, 2012

No Love

Not that we don't love her.
She just doesn't get any blog love.

Mom!  I was sleeping here.

I think she's gone.
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