Tuesday, December 10, 2013

I've been absent for a while.  
Trip to Hot Springs for Thanksgiving, reading, and a little embroidery.  
Then my iPad died and had to go to the iDoctor. 
 An unpleasant story that I will skip 
as I've complained ad nauseam  on my book blog.  

To catch up a little, I never showed the all the blocks I quilted from Bryce Eleanor's drawings.  Here are a few more.

I saw a neat idea on Pinterest about attaching lace (or fabric) 
to windows or walls with corn starch.
Which is easily removed.
I tried it with lace on the bottom window panes on the door.
The photos don't show the pattern of the lace,
which is easy to see in reality.

I like the additional privacy,
but it is difficult to take a good picture.

Even with the light on....

It may occasionally frustrate the cats,
who have always spent a great deal of time
on the chest and looking out the window,
but they manage to get over it.

While I fidgeted 
because I didn't have my iPad,
I embroidered scraps.

I don't know what I will do with them,

but they kept my hands busy.

May use them to patch something.

I also embroidered some hearts,
which I'll take pics of later.

Without my Kindle, which was on my iPad,
my reading led to books with actual pages.

I read an ARC by Anita Shreve--
Stella Bain, a story set during WWI.
I really enjoyed it!

Fee had a copy of Sycamore Row by John Grisham
that I confiscated.
I liked it, too.
It is not a sequel to A Time to Kill,
but it does feature Jake Brigance and Clanton, Mississippi.

Then Fee gave me an early Christmas present,
a Kindle Fire.
I downloaded all my books from NetGalley,
and I'm back in business!


  1. I read Stella Bain last week and enjoyed it, too. I think I've read all of Anita's books. Love your stitched scraps. Hope you have lovely holidays! xo

  2. Thanks, Connie! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed Stella Bain as well!


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