How are you all keeping? We received at least 4 inches of snow last evening. The thick, heavy, wet stuff.
Do any of you enjoy Beverly Lewis books? I have read every single one of her adult books. I am sure her many, many children's books are great too. The topic for her fiction is the Amish. I was interested in the Amish about 10 years ago, and came across her fiction at the library.
She is a talented writer. She loves to write series. Yes, eventually the young Amish Miss ends up happy, but I enjoy the insight into a lifestyle we do not know a lot about.
How about Susan Wittag Albert? I had never heard of her before last year. I came across a book of hers in the library. I went and searched for the first in the series, The Beatrix Potter Mysteries. They are innocent fun. They are based on Beatrix Potter. She happens to have a gift for solving mysteries. And the animals talk in these books. Only to each other I might add. :) Well, they are a fun read, not truly challenging in the mystery solving department really.
Which leads me to the next book I read this year, Forbidden from the Book of Mortals. This is a new book from Ted Dekker. He is a very talented writer. He does write very challenging mysteries. I love that. I think I have something figured out, and then he gives you a big twist, and a few more turns. This latest book has left me wanting to read the next RIGHT NOW!
I am currently stitching an Irish piece. I am hoping to get this finished off in time for St. Patrick's Day. I have been trying to get one small seasonal piece finished completely for each month. So why don't I show you the piece I finished for February.
|back of Valentine piece|
I found this pattern online as a knitting pattern actually. It is decades old. It was to be the front of a child's sweater. I fell in love with the two of them. :)
It is stitched on 28 ct rose evenweave. I found that perfect trim at JoAnn's. Tiny, little white pom poms. It makes me think of poodles. :) The backing fabric I had left over from a blouse I sewed for myself this last summer. I lined it with interfacing and filled it with crushed walnut shells.
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