Thursday, April 19, 2012
needle & thREAD - April 19, 2012
For reading I'm stuck on the same two books I've been reading the past couple of months. The first is Surviving Off Off-Grid by Michael Bunker. I read about it on another blog (but can't recall which one) and immediately ordered a copy from Amazon. It's kind of out-there, but if you can weed past the evangelical stuff it has some good info about off-grid living. It's not a DIY sort of book, but rather a philosophy behind off-grid living along with some history. The second book is a novel, The Creation of Eve by Lynn Cullen. It's historical fiction based upon the life of Sofonisba Anguissola. You get an interesting peak at court life of King Felipe II of Spain.
For sewing, I've finished up the embroidery on some crown fronts and am now moving on to the crown assembly. These will end up in the shop when they're done and I've gotten them photographed. On a side note for folks watching my shop - I usually do have several of my custom order items partially finished so if you're thinking the custom order time takes too long just send me a message and check to see if I have any partially finished versions ready for completion.
- A 40 something mama meandering through life with an eclectic 21 year old boy-man (the boy), an 8 year old girl (big girl) who is a ball of lightening, and a 4 year old girl (baby girl) who brightens our lives with her smiles. I'm grounded by my 40 something husband and partner (the hubster) whose quirky mannerisms brighten my days.
I've been a single mama, married mama, divorced mama, career mama, SAHM, and WAHM. There was a short time of my life when I wasn't a mama, but that was a LONG time ago!
I hold an AA, BS, and MA and most say I'm wasting them by devoting my intellectual capabilities and energy in the nurture of the wee ones that I've been entrusted to raise, but there is nothing else I'd rather be doing these days. :)
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