Books, Crafts, crochet, decoupage, Knitting, wool

knitting, crochet and decoupage

After treating myself to a nice book (100 Flowers to Knit and Crochet) I found it difficult to stop. But I also had to get a wee encyclopedia of crochet  since I’m still a novice with the single needle. I have tied the primroses into a wee posy that sits neatly inside a new Ikea shot glass, the shamrock and thistle are single testers and I did already have some appropriate colours handy. Overall pretty pleased with making flowers and can sit watching telly whilst getting on with a few leaves.
The hinged frame is covered with a set of floral stamps, I really should give it an other coat or two of varnish but one will do for now I think. Patience is not my strong suit when it comes to watching paint dry!

primrosesknitted thistle and shamrockfloral stamp frame
floral stamp frame back

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Books

A Good Haul

booksMy local library has just has another sale of withdrawn books, Hooray! and this time I knew about it in advance. The booty today was 9 books for a total price of… £1.60!

two to give to friends, probably: H.P. Lovecraft “The Dreams in the Witch House” and John Updike “Villages”

two Scottish writers: Christopher Brookmyre “A Big Boy Did It And Ran Away” and Quintin Jardine “Dead and Buried” (reading the Bob Skinner novels in sequence but encountered a bit of a gap)

two American writers: James Lee Burke “To the Bright and Shining Sun” and Patricia Highsmith “The Blunderer”
a funny one?: Matthew Baylis “The Last Ealing Comedy”

improvement?: Classic fm “One Hundred Favourite Poems”

artistic: Maria Constantino “Klimt”

So that’s me sorted for the next few months. More shelves  probably required tho’ as the  backlog is growing . Good thing I was given a wee portable reading light as a present so I can work through them even in the gloaming of 3:00 and 5:00 ish on dull afternoons.

Books

the wee folk

Ever since watching a TV advertisement for headache tablets that featured a woman juggling her tiny family and collegues in her hand then dropping them into a flower bed, I have worried that there were tiny people living in the undergrowth. (I worried because she does not pick them up again.)
Well, today I had it confirmed. The usual Amazon email arrived and glancing at the first row of pics there they were, captured in a wee book. Yes, the little people are among us, just look where you put your size fives!