Wednesday, 28 July 2010

This July just gone

So I've missed a few mondays, how predictable! Life had been pretty hectic, but before I elaborate ::

monday 5th :: read this book.....'The Complete Borrowers'

monday 12th :: read this book...'Swallows and Amazons'
monday 19th :: read this book...'Kensuke's Kingdom'

monday 26th :: read this book...'The Voyage of the Dawn Treader'

All of these books are suitable for adults, seriously, if you read them as a child read them again, I promise you will get more out of them this time around. 'The Complete Borrowers' is wonderfully told, I almost attempted to make my own 'borrowers' house with walls lined with writing paper from the waste paper basket and stamps as portraits. 'Swallows and Amazons' is a very peaceful book, with a couple of high-excitement chapters, oh the sailing! 'Kensuke's Kingdom' is so original, so realistic, so unusual, so moving. 'The Voyage of the Dawn Treader' is a typical adventure, and has a fantastic opening line that indicates the humour in the book....
'There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it.'
C.S Lewis

I also happened through sheer luck to win my workplace world cup sweepstake, and bought this...


Last weekend I went to the beautiful Brecon Beacons to do adventurous things with my Brownie Pack, like cata-canoeing (which is fun because you can't capsize the boat, on the otherhand that's no good if the instructor picks you up and throws you in the lake) and camping. It was exhausting, but not more tiring than house-hunting, which I'm delighted to say has come to an end!


I have a new sewing project....my home in fabric. I was inspired by the very talented Marmalade Rose, and her awesome machine-sewing project...



These are my own beginnings...

5 comments:

Siga said...

Yay for a move to an old cottage!

nicole said...

Your beautiful new sheets, pastry stand and sewing project will be perfectly at home in your new country cottage. Sounds delightful! Congratulations!

Felted House said...

I love your idea of a sewn picture of your flat - it looks like a beautiful building with those tall windows and that arch above the door and it's started well! xx

noddingviolets said...

Thank you so much for the book recommendations for my son. He is in the middle of reading them and loving them (so am I). I will definitely look at the new ones to. Thank you. How lovely to be moving to a cottage. Although it is always sad to leave homes you have loved, it is the start of a new chapter. How wonderful. Nice bedlinen.

One More Stitch said...

Goodness! So much news in one posting!

Congratulations on the new home!!! The linens are so lovely as is the lottery purchase - clever you! I love the Borrowers - the way they used everything was so amusing. I haven't read S&A for years but isn't that the book where a group of rather young children are allowed to camp all alone on a, granted, nearby island by themselves? Try letting the kids do that these days.

What a terrific idea to preserve the memory of your current home in fabric.