Friday, August 24, 2012

Cross Stitch Pattern Haul

I know that I have not yet posted by progress for this past IHSW, but I plan on doing that later tonight. Today, I got a huge cross stitch pattern haul come in the mail. Sadly, earlier this month the designer Marilyn Leavitt-Imblum who made patterns for Told In A Garden, Lavender & Lace, and Butternut Road passed away. I noticed that 1-2-3-Stitch was having a sale on some of her patterns, and I love most of them, so I could not resist purchasing my favorites that they had.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Not much completed...

this weekend considering it is time for IHSW, currently I don't have a picture as yet, I do hope I will be able to get more done tonight. I haven't stitched for about a week except a little today, I really wanted to stitch a lot this weekend, but I must have done something to my hand as it is swollen and painful. Tomorrow I will post a pic of my progress.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Union Quilters Review....

I really liked the beginning of this book, but by the middle not so much. I thought it was really odd that the author kept on switching from one character's viewpoint and then stayed with one for a really long time (almost until you believed it was just them in thebook) and then to someone else's viewpoint. Some characters only had their viewpoint known one or two times, and it just seemed odd and out of place. Plus when one of them lose their husband, you would think that the character would say what their emotions were but nothing, and the character isn't mentoned until approximately four months later. It was as if halfway through that the author gave up or something. I did think it was good, and I have read a few of her other books, but this one just seemed really choppy. I rank this a 3 out of 5. One thing I was surprised that the raiders didn't come before they did, as I figured there would have been a lot of pressure and resentment for Hans not fighting at all on either side. Of course that isn't right, and each person should be able to make their own decisions. One of my relatives lived in TN but ended up fighting for the Union, needless to say it wasn't popular with the neighbors, and while he was out fighting his wife and children were kicked off their land. The family ended up leaving TN, while the husband was still fighting and he ended up dying during the war in 1864. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetary.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Slowly more completed on June12 for 2012

This is what I have gotten today, and had to end up taking a break. I hope to be able to accomplish more tonight. I almost have the outline of the motto complete, which will say Music is Love, Love is Music, after that is done then I will wok onthe paino keys, flute and rose in the center.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Still more to go...

on my june 12 for 2012 project, as I mentioned in my last post I won't be getting this done by the closing ceremony of the Olympics tonight. At least with this cross stitch project there is quite a bit of sections with just one color, so I hope to get alot done this coming week. Here is my progress since Friday, sorry the photo isn't too great;

Friday, August 10, 2012

The Olympics Are Almost Over...

for some reason I was thinking there was quite a few more days left. I haven't worked on my project for all week, so I do not think I will be able to meet my goal of finishing the cross stitch project by Sunday. Here is the latest, in the mean time I better get busy.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Sign up for the Classics Club

Ok, so I will admit to being one of those people who have a lot of classic books, but have not read any of them. I know a shame, right? I have been thinking that I need to read them, especially since I have seen a few of the movies based on the books and really enjoyed them. I than came across The Classics Club which members assign themselves a certain amount of books to read, and try to read them in a certain amount of time (most people have 5 yrs as their goal). So I figured what better way to find other classics books that I may not have heard of and at the same time challenge myself to actually read the books I have. I am thinking perhaps of watching any movies that are based on my list of books below. Here is the list of classic that I plan on reading. The asteriak mark * means this is a reread for me, yes this is allowed. I hope to complete this list by Aug 1 2017. I consider memoirs to be classics. Here is my list;

1. Pat of Silverbush by L.M. Montgomery
2.The Children by Edith Wharton
3. The Cossacks & the Raid by Leo Tolstoy
4. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott
5. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
6. A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
7. Heart of Darkness & Selected Short Fiction by Joseph Conrad
8. The Republic by Plato
9. Child of the Dark by Carolina Maria de Jesus
10. Walden & Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau
11. The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton *
12. Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
13. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
14. Germinal by Emile Zola
15. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson *
16. The House of the Dead by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
17. The Memoirs of Gluckel of Hameln
18. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
19. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
20. Wives & Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell
21. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck *
22. The Awakening by Kate Chopin
23. Othello by William Shakespeare
24. The Prince & the Pauper by Mark Twain
25. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens
26. Rights of Man by Thomas Paine
27. Maggie: A Girl of the Streets by Stephen Crane
28. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad
29. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
30. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
31. The Book of Margery Kempe
32. The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis
33. The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
34. The Horse & His Boy by C.S. Lewis
35. Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis
36. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis
37. The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis
38. The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis
39. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
40. The Death of Ivan Ilych & other stories by Leo Tolstoy
41. Eight Cousins by Louisa May Alcott
42. War & Peace by Leo Tolstoy
43. The Railway Children by E. Nesbit
44. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
45. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
46. Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen
47. Emma by Jane Austen
48. Persuasion by Jane Austen
49. Five Little Peppers & How They Grow by Margaret Sidney
50. Little Dorritt by Charles Dickens
51. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
52. The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
53. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
54. Poor Folk & other stories by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
55. North & South by Elizabeth Gaskell
56. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis
57. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
58. The Pioneers by James Fenimore Cooper
59. Private Yankee Doodle by J.P. Martin
60. The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky
61. Love Letters of Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn
62. Kilvert's Diary by Reverend Francis Kilvert
63. My Antonia by Willa Cather
64. The Oregon Trail by Francis Parkman, Jr.
65. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy
66. The Letters of the Rozmberk Sisters
67. Larkrise to Candleford by Flora Thompson