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Reading Challenge 2017: Seventh Book Review

I have vivid memories of my husband lying on the floor next to our youngest son, who was maybe 5 or 6 years old at the time, reading to him. Together they were enjoying The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, by C. S. Lewis, experiencing Narnia with all its Magic. I was in and… Continue reading Reading Challenge 2017: Seventh Book Review

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Reading Challenge 2017: Sixth Book Review

The sixth book I read in the Back to the Classics Reading Challenge was Shirley by Charlotte Bronte. This book fits into the category of A Classic by a Woman Author.  I chose this book because I had recently watched a docudrama,  To Walk Invisible; the Bronte Sisters which was quite an eye opener. I highly… Continue reading Reading Challenge 2017: Sixth Book Review

crochet · Stash Busting 2017

Dishcloths Using Leftover Bits of Yarn and the Pattern!

Like most who crochet I save the leftover yarn from various projects I’ve worked on. I have a two gallon zip lock bag filled with very small “balls” of cotton yarn left over mostly from making dishcloths. These little balls aren’t enough for another dishcloth but I save them rather than toss them. It is difficult… Continue reading Dishcloths Using Leftover Bits of Yarn and the Pattern!

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Reading Challenge 2017: Fifth Book Review

I just finished the fifth book in the Back to the Classics Reading Challenge for 2017. And it was a joy to read. Another Anthony Trollope book. Anybody who knows anything about me knows I am a Trollope fan and this most recent title was another winner! The Three Clerks, published in 1857 in three… Continue reading Reading Challenge 2017: Fifth Book Review

crochet · Stash Busting 2017

A Box of Crayons Blanket

So far in 2017 I’ve finished two blankets! First it was the hexagon blanket finished in January.  And now A Box of Crayons Blanket crocheted using Lucy’s Neat Ripple pattern for Elliot, my youngest grandchild, which I completed in February … on February 28 to be exact. This blanket reminds me of a box of crayons with all… Continue reading A Box of Crayons Blanket

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Reading Challenge 2017: Fourth Book Review

I just finished my fourth book in the Back to the Classics Challenge 2017. Our Friend Manso by Benito Pérez Galdos was originally published in 1882 in Spain (translated by Robert Russell), and falls under the category of a classic in translation. This is my third Galdos title and my favorite of the three I’ve read.… Continue reading Reading Challenge 2017: Fourth Book Review

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Sachiko

Recently my husband and I watched a Netflix four part miniseries, Tokyo Trial, about the war crimes tribunal in Japan at the end of the Second World War. I knew absolutely nothing about the trials and the series captured my attention. Not many days after viewing the series I stumbled on Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s… Continue reading Sachiko

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Reading Challenge 2017: Third Book Review

The third book I read in the Back to the Classics Reading Challenge falls under the category of a Gothic or Horror classic. Now before I go any further with this review I need to give you some background … I do not like scary stories or being scared … at all. I have been… Continue reading Reading Challenge 2017: Third Book Review