River of Stars – First Impressions

I’m making progress on my final Evergreen book. Guy Gavriel Kay’s River of Stars is very different from my usual choice of reading material. I’m about halfway through and I’m enjoying it more than I thought I would. There are a lot of characters and lots of seemingly insignificant details that turn out to be important so I really need to concentrate when reading this, but it’s nice to lose myself in a story.

Autumn Prep

I know that technically it’s still summer for a couple more weeks, but school’s back in session and there’s a decidedly autumnal nip in the air. Time to whip up a little something to keep the chill away.

I’ve been wanting a cape for ages, but I never got around to buying one. Every time I’d see one in the store I’d look at the simple shape and think, “I could make that myself.” So I decided I would. I’m using view B of Burda 7422. I absolutely love this fabric but it frays something awful, so I decided to finish the edges with bias tape using this leftover fabric from a dress I made a few weeks ago.



Of course, it’s impossible to get anything done around here without my little helper.


Back to My Reading List

Remember my goal to read all of the Evergreen books? Well, I’ve finished number nine, The Stop by Nick Saul and Andrea Curtis. This one was really interesting and informative, but it also took me a looonng time to read (I hate to admit it, but I actually returned it late). Something about the book just didn’t feel cohesive to me. It read more like a series of interesting articles strung together. It did make me think about food in a whole new light though, and I guess that’s the point of a book like this.

The next (and final!) book on my list is Guy Gavriel Kay’s River of Stars. I’ve tried reading one of his books before and I couldn’t finish. I think the trick will be to set aside several hours at a time so that I can really get a chance to sink into the world of the novel. We’ll see how it goes.


Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall

After completing my Beatnik I decided to reward myself with a few hexipuffs. Technically, the Beekeeper’s Quilt is on my WIP list, so I’m not actually cheating. But I’m trying to work on projects with an end in sight first so I can cross them off the list. I think from this point onwards I’m going to use hexipuffs as a reward for completing other WIPs.

I based these seasonally inspired hexipuffs on Maple Wool Farm’s jacaranda tree pattern, just changing the colours where appropriate.