Thursday, June 4, 2020

Knitting, crafting and reading

I am trying to learn how to use the new Blogger format when writing this post.
Thankfully Barbara from Cat Patches has published some handy tips. Please bear with me if I make some mistakes.
First I would like to share my progress on the Butterfly Baby Blanket. I am about 2/3 done with it. I knit a couple of rows each night. 
Here is a close-up of the pattern.
Isn't it looking great? No, I still don't have a recipient, but I will keep it for the future. 

Do you remember these floral arrangements that I made for my daughter's bridal shower last summer? There were two of them.
Well, I finally took them apart and repurposed them into this tobacco basket for my master bathroom.
I am really happy with how it looks on the wall.

I have been doing a whole lot of reading as well. Since my last reading update I have finished "The Nightingale" by Kristin Hannah. You can read my impression of it here. I have also finished re-reading "Knit Two" by Kate Jacobs.
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I had read this previously, but I want to read the 3rd novel of the series and couldn't remember many of the character details. Since none of the books that I had on hold for my Kindle were available, I decided to read an actual book that I had on hand.
I am now in the middle of "Bellewether" by Susanna Kearsley.
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 I knew nothing about this book. I was just scrolling through what was available on my Kindle through my library and decided to borrow it. I am thoroughly enjoying this historical/contemporary fiction novel. Supposedly there is a little mystery also. As a bonus it takes place on my home turf of Long Island. There are some references to actual towns around here. Other than "The Great Gatsby" I don't think I have read another book set on Long Island. 

Now I have lined up on my Kindle "The Book of Life" by Deborah Harkness that I have been waiting for since March and "A Girl's Guide to Moving On" by Debbie Macomber. The latter I may just have to let lapse once I am done with Bellewether as I really want to read "The Book of Life" that I have been waiting for. 

Well that is a little bit of what I have been up to. I think I have figured out most of this new Blogger format.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Looks like you have been busy ,Love the blanket .
    I always try and keep something made up for a baby girl or boy , and they always seem to go as gifts before the year end .
    Also little blankets , now my GGD asked me for a little blanket for her Birthday or Christmas .
    So you can never have to many in stock.
    Enjoy your books I am reading so many books the last few weeks.
    Have a lovely day.

  2. The blanket is beautiful. I also loved the new arrangement in the basket, a great way to repurpose the flowers, it looks stunning.

    1. Thank you so much. I am very pleased with the new basket decor.

  3. Cathie: Your baby blanket is lovely.
    I am an avid reader, I usually buy my books about six or seven at a time so I never run out, I know many people who love their Kindle I just could not get used to it, my whole family uses Kindle.
    These books look very interesting to me.


  4. I love that baby blanket - it looks very soft and cuddly. I jotted down the names of the books and will look and see if they are available - always looking for more in the summer to read

  5. I love the blanket and I've read all three books in the Friday Night Knitting Club series.

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