Wednesday, September 30, 2009

More wool...and some books

It's been a while since I have mentioned my reading, so I thought I would do a mega book update. Currently I am reading The Northern Clemency...

I am quite enjoying it, I am about half way through, and wondering where the book will go. It doesn't have traditional chapters per se, more books within the book. The narrative jumps between characters, which was initially a bit odd, but I think it will all come to a point. More updates when I am done.

Today I also made some purchases. I read about a book on another blog, and on a whim I ducked down to the local bookstore at lunch to see if they had it. They did, so I bought it. I can't wait to read it, but I have been informed by a certain someone that I must read Harry Potter first (not to mention the next book club book which I will find out next week!).

In the mail today I also received some nerdy books. My research is in the area of the police and the media, so I am pretty chuffed to get some new texts from the UK about crime and the media. It is really making me think though that I need to write an Australian text on this topic area, because there simply isn't anything out there. Hmm another one on the to-do list (which seems to get longer, not shorter, much like my craft to-do list!).

Slightly moving towards crafty things now. I thought I would show the cool bag my bro got me for my b'day (a late gift). How cool is it?! I reckon it would be pretty easy to make too. Something to file in the ideas list (I think I will need to write a list of my lists)....

Okay, onto craftiness seriously now. In sewing this week I continued on with my stitchery. I seem to be going quite slow on this one, but I think it is because I have so much going on. Anyway, as you can see, I am getting there....

I have also been continuing with my wool felt pin cushion. Over the weekend I did some more embellishment on the big leaves. I also put in a little branch for the birdie to sit on, just so he is comfy you know.....

Tonight I think I finally finished my design (well, apart from actually putting the pin cushion together!). I put in some little leaves and berries for the branch

My love for wool felt grows. I have already purchased a Christmas bauble kit from The Home Patch

Oh dear, yet more projects!
I am also buying some Sue Spargo patterns. I will post some pics of what I get once I pick them up on Friday.
So all in all, I am keeping busy and still managing to get some craftiness done, despite the insanity going on at work.
Tomorrow night is jewellery class, so hopefully I will have some more treasures to report on!


  1. My main aim in life is to learn how to knit without looking. Then I can buy one of those nana book stand whatsits and read SIMULTANEOUSLY. Multi tasking or what? Your stitchery is beautiful.

  2. the stitchery, it is coming along brilliantly!!