01 July 2014

The Truth about Melody Browne

I am only half way through The Truth about Melody Browne by Lisa Jewell, but am enjoying it. I got it from a neighbour who was culling her books. I expected chick lit and it might be in a way, but while there is a romantic interest, that is not what the book is about. After reading the latest Bridget Jones earlier this year, I find this one a much better read for me.

26 June 2014

Back to reading

I am currently back to reading.

Right now I am reading one Antia Blake after the other, but I am looking Forward to picking something very different for the next read from my TBR stacks.

I love the idea of reading books with summery allusions in the title as in this challenge.

24 December 2013

11 December 2013

Joining Bloglovin

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09 December 2013

More Criss Cross in Orange

First things first: I won a lovely gingerbread ornament at Yvonne W. Thank you Yvonne, they are too cute!

This shows you what I wanted to sew next once I was done with the orange madness (and possibly the classic brother's blue top). But then I made a strategic mistake: I showed Betacarotin to MyGuy, fully knowing he loves orange. Well, no, you cannot have the one I have finished (because it is a concept art for both brothers), so what is a wife to do? I started cutting and sewing another 117 blocks of Crisscross Applesauce. This time the center 4 patches will be green. One block done so far...

06 December 2013

Betacarotin Top done


I am well pleased how this turned out. When I made the last couple of blocks I thought it was all going to be one big orange blob with no value changes, but thanks to some yellows and reds it does not look too bad. As for the top name, well have a look at the close up - photorealistic carrotts. So I started thinking about pumpkins and other orange fruits and vegetables and that is when the common denominator came to mind: betacarotin. This means that the wild brother's top is done and next is the blue one for the older brother.