Saturday, February 24, 2018

Self Striping Blue Socks

Another single skein of sock yarn used up after adding a coordinating solid for the heels and toes. 

I was just throwing together what I had, so it was a pleasant surprise that the heels and toes go so well with the darkest stripes in the body of the socks. The ball band is gone, so I don't know what the yarn is, just that I probably bought it at the craft store ten years or so ago....when I thought knitting socks for little boys was a good plan.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Let's Make Baby Quilts! {2/23/18}

Let's Make Baby Quilts Linky Party Rules: 
Link directly to your post or specific Flickr photo. Your post can be about a baby quilt that's finished, or in progress, or you can be writing about what you have planned,  as long as it's about baby quilts. You're welcome to link to baby quilt posts that aren't brand new, but please don't submit the same post or picture more than once. I'd love it if you linked back to my site, either with a text link or the Let's Make Baby Quilts! button.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Playing With Dolls

There's a ton of shading in this little blue dress!

I think some of it is an apron that will materialize once I do the backstitching, which has to wait until the chair around the dress is finished.

There's a third doll to stitch, in that empty white space in front of the window. She's got lots of pink shading, which probably explains why she's not there yet. This project makes it easy to jump around and stitch on whatever seems appealing that day.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

{I've Been Reading} The Ghost Notebooks

Can I just huddle up with my yarn and books until spring? We had some absolutely gorgeous weather and now its cold and bleak and we're under severe weather warnings. By the time this posts in the morning, they're saying we'll have three to eight inches of snow accumulation. I'll believe that when I see it, but I'd almost rather not know the predictions. 

The Ghost Notebooks by Ben Dolnick

When Hannah is hired as the live-in director of the Wright Historic House she and her fiance, Nick, are thrilled. It's a new start in a new place and at first they both enjoy exploring the drafty old building and its surroundings...and then things change.  If you've been reading my posts for long at all, you know how much I love books that involve hauntings. This one is different from most, and that's what made me enjoy it so much.  Those Ghost Notebooks isn't scary, but it's definitely suspenseful. Almost the entire book is told from Nick's point of view. He's an easy character to like and I really did care what happened to the couple.

Disclosure -- I was provided with an advance review copies by the publishers. All opinions are my own.  


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