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Monday, July 31, 2017

Back from summer vacation

Yikes, I haven't posted since June! Summer has been busy this year, and I am looking forward to the routine of the school year.  We spent summer at the beach and Disneyland and in our pool. Of course our air conditioning had to give out for three days in the middle of July which was no fun to suffer through but we survived. Obviously from my stitching choices I am also looking forward to Autumn, and fall decorating. Above is a Bent Creek WIP, Autumn Snapperland. When I started this I only had the squares and the barn done, so I have made some good progress already. Still trying to whittle away at my WIP basket. 

Kathleen sent me this project bag as a thank you for sending her some charts from my stash unload. It is so cute, it has pink gingham fabric on the inside, and then the little pink fairies on the outside. I am already using it to take my stitching back and forth to work with me. I may have to watch some of the tutorials to figure out how to make more of these for myself. Until now I have just been using gallon Ziploc bags. 

More of my Wordplay Charts. I started on September (photo below) but of course was itching to start on October. So I have been working on them both at the same time. You can see which one has gotten more attention, ha! I love the little witch and pumpkins and crows. 

What I've been reading this month: Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan. I cannot say enough how good this book was. It is about WWII in Italy, I did not know much about this part of history when I started the book. The narrator is a driver for a Nazi general stationed in Italy. The general started his career as an engineer, and is in charge of supply and ammunition. His character was interesting in that he did not support most of the atrocities of the Nazi party  and he had the mindset that if they were going to win the war the countries they conquered shouldn't be left hating them. Some of the book is of course very sad, but it was a very good story with great characters and is based off of a true story. Highly recommend it.

What I've been watching this month: The Girl With All the Gifts. This is a British zombie movie that just came out last year. I don't remember seeing it in theaters here, but it may have been (we don't get out to the actual movies too often with a toddler at home). I like zombie movies, but don't like overly gory/bloody movies (I know that's a contradiction in itself). Scary=ok, Gross= no thank you. This one had a really interesting premise/twist to it, and was not overly gross. The end of the movie made me really pause and think. I just love taking a chance on a movie I haven't heard of before, and having it turn out this good.


butterfly said...

Love all your WIPs , so happy you had a nice holiday.

Brigitte said...

Nice to read that you had a great summer holiday.
I also tend to stitch autumn projects when the summer is in full gear, I don't know why. Somehow it seems to cool us down a bit, lol. Very nice projects you are working on.

Julie said...

Pleased your summer has been filled with happy moments.
Lots of lovely little X's being put into your wordplays.

Astrids dragon said...

Sounds like a great summer so far!
I love your autumn WIPS, especially the Snapperland.
What a lovely gift, so much nicer than ziploc bags!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Great work on your Autumnal projects! We are only 2 weeks into the summer holidays here so I'm not wishing the time away too quickly.
The two Wordplays are looking great.

Justine said...

I love those Wordplay designs! I love September but am enjoying our summer for now.
What a gorgeous bag - I have some of the ziplock bags too and they're nowhere near as nice.

Cricket-bug Corner said...

sounds ille a fun summer - except the a/c breaking!

Rachel said...

I know how you feel. No A/C even for a little while in the summer is horrible...especially in the southern states or any of the drier ones in the country.

I tend to gravitate towards fall designs in the summer as well. Keeps my mind hopeful for cooler weather :)

Have a great week!!

koi seo said...

Great work on your Autumnal projects!sound like good. thanks for sharing.!


Weronika said...

I am happy you'be got such nice holidays. You've done very beautiful stitching. Your book and movie of the month are very interesting.