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Reading Challenge 2017: Ninth Book Review

The ninth book I read in the Back to the Classics Reading Challenge is So Big by Edna Ferber. Published in 1924 Ferber won a Pulitzer for the novel in 1925. And therefore this book falls under the category of an award winning classic. Anyone who’s ever had a baby has played the game “so… Continue reading Reading Challenge 2017: Ninth Book Review

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Reading Challenge 2017: Eighth Book Review

Slowly, but surely I am moving along with the Back to the Classics Reading Challenge and I recently completed my eighth book, The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope. It is the fifth of six novels in the Chronicles of Barsetshire series. This was my third Trollope novel this year, originally published in 1864,… Continue reading Reading Challenge 2017: Eighth Book Review

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Potholders – Using up More Leftovers

The potholders I’ve been using for years were made for me by my granddaughter on a weaving loom; the same thing I used to make potholders when I was a kid. Remember those? Unfortunately the potholders she gave me were well used, and by that I mean permanently stained. They had reached the end of… Continue reading Potholders – Using up More Leftovers

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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

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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

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Another Blanket Finished!

  When 2017 began I had two goals in mind regarding crochet and yarn… Finish unfinished projects. Buy no more yarn … or at least as little as possible … and use up what I already have. I am happy to say that I completed another project, a blanket that has been on my “to be… Continue reading Another Blanket Finished!