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

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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

Christmas · crochet

Little Owl Ornaments

For a number of years I’ve given my grandchildren Christmas ornaments. Recently I’ve crocheted them and with fifteen grandchildren this is no small undertaking. In previous years I’ve crocheted Icicle Boys and Girls, Little Christmas Trees, Santas, Snowmen, Little Stockings, and Matryoshka Dolls. I began the little owls in late August. Good thing too because I made… Continue reading Little Owl Ornaments

Back to the Classics Challenge 2016 · Books

Reading Challenge 2016: Wrap Up

Looking at the list of books that I read this year I’m finding it difficult to decide which single book was my favorite. Obviously, I enjoyed some more than others but every one of them had something worthwhile, some thought to ponder, some words to enjoy (and beg someone to listen to), some truth, some… Continue reading Reading Challenge 2016: Wrap Up

Back to the Classics Challenge 2016 · Books

Reading Challenge 2016: Twelfth Book Review

Well, I did it! I completed the Back to the Classics Reading Challenge 2016. This was the second time I completed the Challenge. The twelfth book I finished was for the category of Science Fiction, Fantasy, or Dystopian Classics. This is not a favorite category of mine which explains it being the very last one… Continue reading Reading Challenge 2016: Twelfth Book Review