Wednesday, April 9, 2014

tending my yarn garden...



It's spring break and the weather has been gorgeous so far this week -- woohoo! Not a lot happening on the needles due to the sunshine calling me to tend the other gardens in my life. :) 

I have managed to get in a few stitches here and there and am almost finished with Charlotte's Easter shrug. My crochet hook was busy last weekend crafting colorful eggs to string together above  the kitchen window, but that project is currently parked on the coffee table awaiting completion.

A Tale of Two Cities is the finale to our history reading this year. After spending the past many weeks studying the writings of the American Founders, we're traveling to Europe to investigate the French Revolution. While we own a battered paper back, I discovered this clothbound hardcover on Amazon and couldn't resist. Notice the design on the cover. :)

What are you reading/knitting/crocheting? Please share in the comments and join me at Ginny's. :)

~Lisa

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21 comments:

  1. We are studying the history of this state... PA...so my son is enjoying reading about the founding father :) I like that cover quite a bit ;D m.

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    1. I imagine studying PA history would be much like the study of early American history! How fortunate you are to live in such a history-rich state! :)

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  2. Oh I love your eggs, those are adorable! I need to learn crochet.
    I loved that book in high school. My husband hated it and I think all Dickens pretty much.. One of the rare disagreeances we have over books.

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    1. The fun of homeschooling...to redo high school as my kiddos go through those years. I'm on my 3rd (and final) high school education. :)

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  3. I did notice that cover, sadly my copy is just plain. We read A Tale of Two Cities for Literature class this year, I enjoyed it, but Alex did not.

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    1. Will let you know what Daniel thinks of it. He's really into literature, far more than I am, so I'm thinking he's going to enjoy it...

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  4. lovely eggs! progress in the schooling and reading is great also!! Have a blessed Easter in just over a week!!!

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    1. It is coming quickly! We are planning a quiet day with family following worship on Easter; I'm excited to see Charlotte in her dress and shrug on Easter morning. :)

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  5. I love that book cover, who is the publisher? Your eggs are adorable!

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    1. Hi Heather. :) The publisher is Penguin Classics. I just love the cover!

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  6. Look at you go with those eggs! I'm glad the weather is nice enough to get some gardening done. We are almost there, but not quite.

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    1. Oh, Donna! We've had the most gorgeous weather here this week for spring break. A real treat and a welcome break from the abundant spring rains typical for the Pacific NW. Spring will arrive soon for you...I can guarantee it!

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  7. What pretty eggs!! I love the cover of your book.

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    1. Thanks! I'm almost finished crocheting enough eggs for the bunting and hope to hang it up today!

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  8. that is the BEST cover ever on a classic!!! Love the banner-to-be....very clever!

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    1. It is a terrific cover, isn't it? Was so excited when I saw it that I just couldn't pass it up!

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  9. Those eggs are sooo cute! I haven't been knitting much the last few weeks, but I'm itching to get back into it. I think purchasing some new yarn would help.

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    1. New yarn is always inspirational to be sure! :)

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  10. I made some of those eggs last year! I appliqued the word 'Easter' across all the eggs and turned it into a garland which I hang up at Easter :o) . http://bugsbeetlesandbarefootdays.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/bunting-ta-daaa-and-few-things.html
    I love the colors you have used - so pretty.

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    1. I'll post a pic when I'm finished and my bunting is up! I'm hoping to create some smaller eggs and combine them then stitch the words, "He is Risen!" across the eggs. Love yours and the flowers! Happy Easter! He IS risen! :)

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  11. Such happy happy little eggs! Lovely!

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