Tuesday, September 14, 2010

on my bookshelf

What's been on my bookshelf lately? Lots! I was queen of the Summer Reading Club. Many are not pictured, like

#1. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Stieg Larsson)
It's not often I buy a hardback book. I had to because I could not wait for the third book in this trilogy. If you have not read these books, what planet are you living on anyway?

#2. Eat, Pray, Love (Elizabeth Gilbert)
Again, if you haven't read this you might be an alien. I read it because it seems you must, but I have to say it was not my fav. There were some nuggets of wisdom inside, though.

#3. The Art of Racing in the Rain (Garth Stein)
ooooooooooomg, I loved this book. LOVED!

#4. I'd Know You Anywhere (Laura Lippman)
I listened to the audiobook (nerd alert). It was a really interesting story. Creepy. But interesting.

#5. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society (Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows)
I loved The Art of Racing in the Rain, but I am in love with GLPPS. I'm still reading it - I don't want it to end. It makes me want a penpal. anyone?

#6. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet (Jamie Ford)
Really sweet story. Why am I reading all these WWII books??

Books I've Not Yet Read:
-The Lady and the Unicorn (Tracy Chevalier) - Recommended by the lovely Suzanne
-Left for Dead: My Journey Home from Everest (Beck Weathers) - Recommended by K9
because I love a good stuckonamountainprobablygonnadie story.

Why don't you read these too?

Monday, September 13, 2010

knitting season

Hurray, it's knitting/crocheting season! I love "watching" football and cozying up with a yarn project of some kind. I am going to practice my granny squares. I also want to knit some more baby stuff.

I've been thinking about a project-sized bag just for knitting. So I made one! I've been thinking about this applique-style for possible monogramming, etc. It was pretty easy, thanks to my trusty Heat Bond Lite. Where would I be without that stuff?

Sunday, September 12, 2010

my quilt!

The quilt is finished! I love love love it and can't wait to make another. I know it's going to be my best friend this fall/winter. Hurray!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

craft room makeover

dining room: check.
living room: check.
craft room: . . . half-check.

I totally meant to paint the craft room. Here's what happens when I have five minutes of spare time: I create HUGE lists of Things I Must Do. That's how I spent the first five minutes of summer vacation. So when vacation started winding down, I started getting nervous because it was clear I wouldn't finish everything on my list of Things I Must Do. So the craft room didn't get painted. However, I did get a wonderful new cutting table from Ikea. Did you know such a plain table could make a gal so happy?I also got a new dresser at Ikea. So I put the old dresser under the new craft room table
I also got a new dresser at Idea. So I put the old dresser under the new craft room table for scrap storage. Perfect fit (thank goodness!). And in this corner we have the wonderful desk Em found for me - $15! Hopefully I'll get to the painting before next summer vacation!