June 24, 2011

Fiber Friday And This Week's Books

Since I can never remember to join Ginny's Yarn Alongs, I'll just do it all here.

My latest batch of requests from the library came in, so I thought I would pick them up today to have things to read over the weekend. And I wanted to share with you what I've been working on. Since that's what Fridays are for!


The Fiber:  Tatting. I was allotted some craft monies this month so I got some tatting needles and a shuttle (among the embroidery stuff). I've been wanting to try out tatting for awhile. Armed with my needle, some thread and MaryJane's Stitching Room, I've been building this little chain. I'm not really sure what I'm going to do with this talent, but I'm thinking maybe some Christmas ornaments if nothing else.

The Book: Little Women. It's been many, many years since I've read this book. I fell in love with it so deeply back then and read the whole series. I've had a hankering lately to read it again.


The Fiber: Rag Rug. I pulled it out of the closet after it being on hiatus for awhile. I put another round on it yesterday. I think I have decided where I'll put it when finished: the kitchen door. The rug we have doesn't soak up water very well and when little wet feet are running in and out, I need something more absorbent.

The Book: Little House on the Prairie. I am almost ashamed to admit I've never read this book (or any of them). At least, not that I can remember. But I've been wanting to, so here it is!


The Fiber: Anniversary Mystery Shawl 11. No, I'm not done with it. Yes, the last clue was out two weeks ago. So I'm slowly trudging along. I know you can't see it very well, it's hard to photograph lace all scrunched up on a needle.

The Book: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. I've heard about this book here and there, but I still don't know what it's about. I saw in on the shelf today while perusing and decided I'll find out once and for all!


The Fiber: Gingham! Delicious red Gingham for a sewing project that I shall not name until it's done (since my track record seems to be "when I get around to it so don't make promises"). I have a love affair with Gingham. It makes my little heart so happy to look at. Remember the dress (that I still need to fix)? Gingham.

The Book: Put 'Em Up. I've seen this book floating around the blogosphere and it's been on my wishlist for awhile. I have a system: Put it on Amazon wishlist. Request it from the library to try it out. If I like it, keep it on the wishlist to buy later. If not, no harm done or money wasted!

I did that with the Fannie Farmer Cookbook and I fell in love with it so much that I just bought used off of Amazon last night!

Happy Friday Everyone!
Meg

7 comments:

mountain mama said...

we just read the little house series this year for the first time...you'll LOVE them!!!!!

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Tatting??? You really do have patience!! I really enjoyed Animal, Vegetable, Miracle and some yummy recipes in the book to boot!
Staci

Allison said...

Little House is one of my favorite series. They are so simple and real. I hope you love them! But be sure to read them in order if you want to understand everything. :)

Beautiful tatting! You go girl!

no spring chicken said...

You are just so clever!! I love the tatting. It's something you just don't see done anymore and it's so beautiful! I enjoyed seeing your other projects and reads. It makes me feel better to see that others too have more than one thing going at all times. :)

Blessings, Debbie

Changes in the wind said...

Tatting? No way for me...how do you ever manage to read a book with all these projects:)

Meg said...

I have absolutely no idea how I get either the reading or the projects done... Some kind of crafty/literary black hole, perhaps? ;)

Lynn said...

I love how you combined your reading with your crafts projects in this post, Meg. I have a few quilting project that are half-done that I really want to get to -- as well as a bunch of new library books to read. I do the same thing you do with books I'm interested in -- check them out at the library, then see if they're something I really want to add to my collection permanently. I recently bought The Complete Book of Home Preserving (Ball) after checking it out and seeing how many fantastic looking recipes are in there. Happy reading and cooking and crafting :)

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