Thursday, August 31, 2006
Monday, August 14, 2006
Finally had enough ime and natural light to do some more sewing. I've been rushing stuff lately and it shows. This time I approached my projects with a resolve not to mash things together with a bit of thread and call it "craft". This time I even used a ruler instead of holding up a piece of fabric and hacking into it free-hand like Edward Scissorhands. Very satisfying.
This is a card I made for little Inez, the daughter of my dearest friends ...who lives all the way over in Brussels. The centre image is from a an old pack of cards I found in an second hand shop in Daylesford.
The little bird I did weeks ago - but I sewed it up on Saturday.
Posted by Frances at 8:56 AM
Wednesday, August 09, 2006
Sometimes I just can't find the right book to read. Nothing holds my interest. I pick them up, flick the pages and think "Nah". It drives me crazy and I drive people in bookshops crazy because they see me between the shelves, standing on one leg and then the other, chewing my nails, screwing up my face and they ask me "Can I help you?"...and I say something silly like, "Oh, I'm just looking for something good to read". Anyway - now is not one of those times - I'm in the middle of finding about 15 books really, really interesting and in a perfect world I'd take a four weeks off work and hire a beach house and just read and walk. Can't complain - the upside of communting into town each day means I get two cosy hours on the train.
Reading this made me feel a bit better. I've never been that bad.
So right now, this is what I can't wait to either continue with, start or finish:
Florence Broadhurst by Helen O'Neill
Bleak House by Charles Dickens
The Ruins by Scott Smith
Voices From Slavery ed Norman Yetman
Emil and Karl by Yankev Glatshteyn
Posted by Frances at 2:32 PM
Some Books I've Really Enjoyed
- ► 2012 (10)
- ► 2011 (16)
- ► 2010 (35)
- ► 2009 (72)
- ► 2008 (97)
- ► 2007 (65)
- ▼ August (6)