Sunday, September 12, 2010

Books of the Month

I enjoy reading quite a bit, so I thought I would write about what books I am currently reading and maybe spread the joy of reading along to someone else.  At the beginning of the summer I borrowed a novel from my mum titled Summer at Willow Lake by Susan Wiggs. It is the first novel in the Lakeshore Chronicles which is about a small town called Avalon, New York and a summer camp called Camp Kioga which is located just outside of Avalon. 
 After reading Summer at Willow Lake, I was hooked on Susan's books and needed to read more. I enjoyed how Susan takes you back into the past of each character and makes you feel more of their pains and joys.  There are currently 7 books in the Lakeshore Chronicles with more to come.
I highly recommend Susan Wiggs novels to anyone how likes a light romance with a little of mystery.   

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Sewing with Cats

So I'm making a purse to go with my new wallet, and since I do not have a nice sewing room with a large table, I'm cutting out the fabric on the floor.  Apparently my being on the floor is an open invitation for the cats to help me out by laying down on my pattern and sticking their faces in the scissors while I'm trying to cut! As cute as Miss Eleanore is she would not get out of my way, so the purse was not finished tonight. But at least I got some entertainment since it was funny watching Pip and Miss E rolling around and trying to figure out what I was doing by putting their faces next to mine and looking at the scissors in deep thought....well maybe not deep thought, they probably just wanted to know what made them move or" wow! those moving things are shiny! ".  

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Purses and Wallets

I am currently looking for Christmas gift ideas for my family and friends.  I know it's too early to think about winter and Christmas, but making things by hand takes time, so I wanted to make sure that I had the time to make everything.  I did however, get sidetracked when I saw a pattern for a cute little wallet on Lola Nova's (blog  After I saw it I had to make it and now I'm currently making a purse from a Butterick pattern.
I am going to use these for my winter wallet and purse as I need new ones.  My current winter purse is falling apart and I can't wait to finish the purse.