Writing this on Valentines day, allow me to get carried away..?
I'm happily joining Ginny and the gang over at Small Things for this week's Yarn Along.
I've been crocheting cords for these heart necklaces, trying them out before making them with the children at school, a simple project to introduce them to the notion of stuffing and sewing, we put lavender inside with the fleece, they love the smell : )
I've also been looking at heart and flower patterns trying to find simple ones, to use for decorating hats and other accessories...more on this later.
I was looking in the library some weeks ago for a novel to get stuck into, knowing I had a couple of trips coming up. I loved Anne Tyler's 'Breathing Lessons', so thought I'd try another by her. This one is The Amateur Marriage. Always refreshing to read a candid portrait of a long-term relationship. Loving the recurring image at the beginning of this book, of the striking young woman in the red coat in the otherwise grey world of the Polish quarter of Baltimore...
Thank you for stopping by, I look forward to checking out your reads and your stitching : ) M