Books

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

Back to the Classics Challenge 2017 · Books

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

Back to the Classics Challenge 2017 · Books

Reading Challenge 2017: Second Book Review

The second book I read in the Back to the Classics Reading Challenge is The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith first published in 1766. This book falls under the category of a classic originally published before 1800. The book became very popular at the time of publication and was read and appreciated by many readers… Continue reading Reading Challenge 2017: Second Book Review

crochet · Stash Busting 2017

Blanket Finally Finished!

Way, way back in February, 2015 Sandra posted on her blog, Cherry Heart, about a new blanket pattern she was working on, The Weekender Blanket. I was so drawn to it and determined I would make one for myself. And what a great way to use up stash! Who doesn’t have a boatload of stash?… Continue reading Blanket Finally Finished!

Back to the Classics Challenge 2017 · Books

Reading Challenge 2017: First Book Review

The first book I read for the Reading Challenge is authored by my favorite, Anthony Trollope. I actually downloaded the book to my Kindle and began reading it in December. I was looking for some fun reading and hadn’t planned to include it in the 2017 Challenge. But December is a very busy month and I… Continue reading Reading Challenge 2017: First Book Review

crochet

A Table Runner For January

When we took down the Christmas decorations I left the winter wreath and garland hanging, several amigurumi snowmen sitting on shelves and tables, and a number of crocheted snowflakes hanging on little suction cup hooks in various windows. It definitely gives a cheery winter theme to the house. And while we haven’t had much snow to speak of, so… Continue reading A Table Runner For January

Bullet Journal · This and That

A Journal Pen Holder

As I’ve mentioned before I use a bullet journal. It has made all the difference in the flow of my days. Being someone who is naturally disorganized and easily side-tracked, the bullet journal has been a great help keeping my days more focused. Having a pen always at the ready is absolutely essential. Previously I used… Continue reading A Journal Pen Holder

Back to the Classics Challenge 2017 · Books

Reading Goals 2017

This will be my third year participating in the Back to the Classics Reading Challenge hosted by Karen at Books and Chocolate. I am excited to begin and have a general idea of most of the books I hope to read. I’ve chosen titles for nine of the categories and of those nine three are authored… Continue reading Reading Goals 2017

Christmas · crochet

Crochet Christmas Projects

I’ve not been posting much recently but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been very busy crocheting, among other things. I thought I’d share a few Christmas projects I’ve been working on. First of all I finally completed the Granny Tree Skirt I started 2 years ago. It was love at first sight the moment I… Continue reading Crochet Christmas Projects