Thursday, June 4, 2015

Lots of progress.....

I have made quite a bit of progress on the cross stitch gift for my sister, here is my previous photo of what I had done.  



 





One of my Grandmother's is seriously ill, so I am cross stitching a card for her. I do not have a picture of what the pattern is but it is in a book by Joan Elliott. I am working on the border and then once I finish that I will stitch the main part. In the corners of the pattern it says LOVE with a letter in each corner. The main section has a rose, I know another one, but the pattern is really beautiful. In the side borders it has more flowers with leaves and stems.



Monday, May 18, 2015

Spin Results and Review

 I am only two days late in finishing and three late in posting my progress on the Classics Spin results that ended on May 15th. It has been quite a few spins since I was able to finish a book. My book for this spin was The Railway Children by E. Nesbit. So what are my thoughts for this book? It was ok wasn't the best book but wasn't horrible either. This is of course a child's book and I can see how it would be appealing to children who loved trains or a little adventure. Basically, the story entails about a few siblings who for unknown reasons to them, are made to leave London with their mother and move to the country. It is then about the people they met and a few adventures, which as an adult become rather predicable, but to a child might not be. Even though later on you find out why they moved and how come the father was no longer involved in their lives, one issue isn't quite resolved for sure, they give you a hint who you assume is correct later on but never say for sure. I give it a 3 out of 5, perhaps if I was younger it would have been given a higher rating. The next book I will be reading for the Classics Club is Little Women by Louisa May Alcott.

Bout of Books 13 Day 7 Update and Wrapup

Bout of Books So how was my progress for yesterday? I finished reading the 75 pages in order to finish the book The Railway Children by E. Nesbit. I didn't start reading another book though. Overall, for the challenge I could have done better, but for a variety of reasons wasn't into a reading mood. I did do better than previous attempts for this challenge though. I finished one book and read a total of 250 pages. My next post will be my thoughts and review of The Railway Children.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Bout of Books Day 5 Update

Bout of Books Yesterday, I read the most this book of 138 pages all of the Railway Children. I only have to read 74 more pages to have finished the book, which I hope to do either today or tomorrow. If I complete it today I plan on starting on Dead Wake by Erik Larson. What are you reading today?

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Bout of Books Day Three Update

Bout of Books Yesterday I read about 40 pages or so, not as much as I had previously thought. I did make one decision that I will not continue to try and read Casino Royale. I am actually only in the second chapter, yes I know not that far at all, but I really don't care for it. Normally, for a book I read it halfway or even make myself finish a book that I do not like, in the hopes that it will get better which rarely happens. I have decided then that from now on if I do not like really anything about a book I will just give up on it. So what did I read instead? The Children's Railway, and I can tell it will end up being a fast read. So far I think it is a good book for kids who have never lived in or visited the country and also for those who have memories of times in the country. The siblings so far have been playing and seeing the trains go through the small town. I am sure some type of adventure or mystery will appear soon, so it will be interesting to see what occurs.

The Railway Children: Currently on page 54
Casino Royale: No Longer Reading
Dead Wake: Haven't Started
Lydia Bennett's Story: Page 8

Plans to read today The Railway Children


Monday, May 11, 2015

May WIPocalypse 2015

WIPocalypse Button This is actually my first update on any cross stitch that I have done this year for the WIPocalypse. I worked out it quite a bit this weekend, here is a photo showing what it looked like before I started.



The pictures below are my progress throughout the weekend.





I think that I got quite a bit done and hope to eventually have it completed before the end of July for my sister's birthday.


Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Progress In One Day

This picture is what my project looked like before I started working on it last night.



This is how far I got on my work last night. I think I got quite a bit done. I might not get that much done in the next day or two because of finals week.