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Interests: books, needlework, altered art, walking, travelling, museums
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Just coming up for a bit of air. Hello. I feel like I have been very absent for quite a while now. There is still a family member dealing with some health issues, but I think we are on an,... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at A Work in Progress
Did you like the Dutch House? I did. I am very much, now, in the mood for mysteries, though!
Oh man, so few days?! How did that happen--lol. I guess the basket will be ready just in time! I saw a picture of the poinsetting basket--more like a regular square-ish shape and I think it had a handle, too. Well, I must say it is quite chilly and "feels" like it is almost *that* season.
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They are pretty and practical and every time I drop a postcard in the basket I will remember making it too!
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Thank you!! :)
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I don't think I would ever have thought of doing it on my own either. I just came across the class in the botanical garden newsletter last spring and thought--how cool! It has been the same teacher every time and she teaches a lot-at the gardens, a local community college and out of her home. She is really knowledgeable and explains things well. I do plan on sharing my stitching--time has just gotten away from me of late! Thanks for the kind words.
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It is fun working with the variegated reeds as the colors do differ and sometimes even front and backs are slightly different. This is the first one with a very specific seasonal embellishment!
Toggle Commented Nov 4, 2019 on Halloween Spooky Basket at A Work in Progress
I am looking forward to my next basket making venture! I bought a couple of basketmaking books and then checked out a stack to look at. It is amazing how artistic some baskets are. Literally works of art. I would love to become more skilled at it.
Toggle Commented Nov 4, 2019 on Halloween Spooky Basket at A Work in Progress
She must have been a really lovely person. She certainly writes very fondly of her family and friends.
I will be very sad when I finish these last two months! Must pull out another book by her!
Do you have any favorite titles? Or do you like to reread her books? I have a couple other books including one about her cat Amber! She has a light touch but you are right, the topics are indeed quite deep!
SO glad you have discovered Gladys, too! Isn't it nice to read these each month? They are gentle reads and still quite timely really. She wrote quite a few books--I wonder if there is another similar I can read next year in the same manner?
I picked up the new Anne Perry mystery series book that just came out--an Elena Standish novel set in pre-WWII Europe, which is on my bedside pile, but I did not end up starting it after all. Maybe tonight! I am thinking at the moment I might try the novel by BA Shapiro. Have you read any of her books. It is always such a difficult choice. Maybe I should pick up the juvenile novel just because it will be an easy, fast read. Decisions, decisions. Are you going to do the themed monthly reads again next year? I have some catching up/finishing to do with this year's books.
Thank you Mystica! I am definitely looking for a good story to distract me! :)
I didn't plan it this way, but this month's prompt "Something Blue" seems especially fitting as we are having a blast of quite chilly (well, cold really) weather. We have had a few snowy days and there is no warm... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2019 at A Work in Progress
Shh. Let's pretend it didn't just snow here last night and we are forecast yet more (albeit only a couple of inches) tomorrow. If I do this quickly I can get my October Stillmeadow reading post in just under the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2019 at A Work in Progress
I have read a couple of Dalgliesh/PD James books. Another excellent suggestion. He is a poet, isn't he? I liked him as a sleuth--interesting mystery but intriguing character, too!
I read the first book and then mean to go back reread it and then read the rest of the books! Have you seen the TV adaptation? I thought the actor was great in that part.
I know you are fond of mysteries and I always look with interest at what you are reading (and am ready to add titles to my own wishlist!). I am finally almost caught up with Maisie and I love Ricciardi as well. Hmm. Maybe I should pick up the next mystery in that series this weekend. The author also has a contemporary series set in Naples and so far only a few books published (so easier to catch up!).
I love being caught up with a series--Not that that happens very often, of course. Always a work in progress. I really need to pick up the next (which would be only #2) Gamache book! I have read a few Ngaio Marsh books--another good series and every time I see a Miss Silver book I think of you. All those vintage crime novels are wonderful, aren't they. Stop tempting me!! -LOL. Fictfact was great, wasn't it? Too bad they folded!
I know the author, but I didn't realize he has written a mystery series--must check them out. I like regional stories--where I am actually familiar with the setting. Thanks for the suggestion!
There are so many really popular series, aren't there?! I am glad you are enjoying them, too, and happy if I could pass on any suggestions. Also, please let me know if I am missing something good. I am always happy to take suggestions, too! :0
It is so easy to binge on crime novels--I find myself quite often looking longingly at my stack ready to reach for a new one, but trying to talk myself out of it and just focusing on the in progress pile. Still, I have bought a few really tempting ones lately so I want to pick one up now...
Maybe I should just go ahead and start watching since I have read so few of the books (and then they were some time ago), so it would not be so jarring for the differences. It does look like the clothes and setting would be great!
There was frost on the lawn this morning when I left and I had to wear my winter coat. I am not ready for the cold, but this will certainly make the leaves really start falling from the trees. So,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2019 at A Work in Progress