You find all sorts of helpful things out there in Blogland.
And last week, while reading Joanna's blog, I realised that some books, no matter how highly recommended and lauded they are, are not for me, and that reading is not meant to be an endurance test. So I gave up on Wolf Hall, about a third of the way through. I'm not certain that I won't pick it up again and try to finish it, but in the meantime, I am reading this...
The front cover drew me in, and so far the writing is keeping me turning the pages. Here's a little excerpt...
"All her life she had believed in something more, in the mystery that shape-shifted at the edge of her senses. It was the flutter of moth wings on glass and the promise of river nymphs in the dappled creek beds. It was the smell of oak trees on the summer evening she fell in love, and the way dawn threw itself across the cow pond and turned the water to light."
My bookshelf has also acquired another French embroidery book.
It's just a little tiny one, but has some sweet designs...
Definitely looking forward to doing some of these!
For now though, I have a big cushion-making job to do. Did you spot the lovely fabric behind my books?
I'm going to use that for a couple of the many cushions I need to make.
A big welcome to new followers - the number has been creeping up steadily recently. I think I may be able to mark 150 soon - a giveaway perhaps? Thank you also for all the lovely comments, especially about the things I've made recently. I really do appreciate them!