Wednesday, January 2, 2013


oh how i have enjoyed the holidays,
cooking some fantastic meals that i have even dreamed about
{ gotta wonder what that is about }
lounge around quilting, knitting and reading,
and oh yes movies.
we saw LINCOLN and loved it!
also caught up on all JAMES BOND movies
then watched the TUTORS on New Years as well as some college football.
but now it is time to get back into the groove of real life,
i would much rather stay home and knit, quilt, cook and watch movies ;)

i have added the contrast color to my whippoorwill....
as much as i want to wear this shawl i think i may be sad when it is done,
i have really enjoyed this project.
i know i will be making a another ;)

spent a lot of time reading as well.
TRUE SISTERS was another great sandra dallas book,
{ i think i have read most of her books }
TRUE SISTERS is about the martin handcart company that walked across the great plains to salt lake city.
the company left eastern Iowa at the end of july with push carts that were made of green wood.
the majority of the company was made up of european emigrants very ill prepared for such a trip.
dallas develops her characters so well that i felt as if i knew them personally.
the story is basically in the voice of the women in the company,
their hopes and dreams of a husband, family and a good happy life in zion.
what they found was a lot of misery, shattered dreams , death and sister wives.
i recommend this book as well as any of sandra dallas"s book.


karen said...

I get a thrill when adding a new color! Love the shawl :) Boo to going back to work!

Andria said...

I know what you mean about being sad to end a project, but hopefully you will love wearing it as much as making it! It is great to add a new colour. Happy New Year!

Alica said...

It's hard to get back into a routine, but yet I find it refreshing! :) Happy New Year Eileen!

Kyle said...

Thanks for reminding me about Sandra Dallas books. I'll be back to Fort Collins this weekend and need a trip to the library.

Bonnie said...

I love Sandra Dallas' books but I haven't read either of these. I'm going to have to look for them. Can't wait to see the new shawl.
Happy New Year.

Kristen said...

Glad you had a nice break and got lots of crafting done. Lovely yarn and shawl!


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