Thursday, April 3, 2014

Reading Challenge for March

I seem to be running a little slow these days...sorry!

The challenge for our Reading Relit for March was to read a book that was turned into a movie and see what we thought. This was a bit of a problem for me. Usually, if I have read a book, I don't watch the movie. And I don't actually go to the movies all that much. But I did go see The Silver Linings Playbook, and when I realized that it was based on a book by Matthew Quick, I decided to read it and see if the movie did the book justice.
I have to say that I really loved the movie, and I also really like the book too. The characters were the same, and some of the situations were also the same, but they were changed around somewhat in the movie.There were a few things added to the movie that weren't in the book, and some things that were in the book, but not the movie. I think this was a good thing. If the book had been filmed exactly as written, I don't think it would have been as good. I also think the casting for the movie was spot on, and I am really glad I read this one (but if I had read it first, I don't know if I would have gone to see the movie...just because that is usually something I don't do, like I said!)

Anyway, the challenge for April is to read a favorite book from childhood. I have been a big fan of mysteries since I was a young girl, and of course some of the first mysteries I ever read were from the Nancy Drew series. So I have picked a few of them to read this month. Wonder what I will think of them, all these years later....

'Till next time, thanks for taking the time to visit!

Monday, March 31, 2014

it's TUSAL time

Not too many threads to show since it has been another .month with very little stitching, but here you have it.
Even my little frog doesn't look too happy!

Thanks for taking the time to visit! Hope the sun will be shining on you today.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

March Stitch from Stash report

It's time for our monthly Stitch from Stash reports. No photos this time, but I am happy to report that my stitching mojo has finally returned, so I have been able to make a tiny bit of progress.

I did not spend any money on stash this month, so that is three months in a row with no money spent! Yay!
No new starts from stash, but I did pick up Gilded Cage from Carriage House Samplings (one of my WIPs) and hope to see a finish on that one soon.

Until next time, thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Turtle trot...or not

No mojo!
I actually did do some stitching...on a round robin....but then halfway through, I realized that I had miscounted and everything was one row higher than it should have been. If it was my own piece, I probably would have just left it as it was, but I didn't feel right doing that to someone else's work. So I have passed it along and will stitch it when it comes back around to me.
I'm leaving for Indianapolis tomorrow for a conference, and I'm still debating whether or not to bring any stitching along. I thought I might try to find a small freebie that I could do in just one color...we'll see.
Anyway, thanks for taking the time to visit...I know that I haven't been a very good stitcher or blogger lately, but I do appreciate you all still hanging around!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Reading Relit - March

So we are into our third month of the Reading Relit Challenge here at the library.
February's challenge was to read a book that we had seen mentioned on a blog. I chose Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan. I must say that I did enjoy this was part mystery, part fantastical...a really interesting premise, I thought. I would have loved to visit that bookstore, that's for sure! I was really getting into the whole story and the end seemed to come too soon. But I would recommend it for sure.
March's challenge is to read a book that has been made into a movie. We do not go to the movies very often, in fact the last non-animated film that we saw in a theatre (I think) was Silver Linings Playbook (and since Jennifer Lawrence won the Oscar for that last year, you can see how long ago it was!) but I did enjoy the film and so I have decided to read the book by Matthew Quick.  We'll see how it compares. I usually read the book first, and then rarely go to see the film because I don't want to spoil my vision of the book, so we'll see how this works out!
I have been doing lots of cozy mystery reading though1 I discovered The Booktown Mystery series by Lorna Bartlett and just devoured all seven over the past couple of weeks! I love them and can't wait for the next installment.
I've also read the first two in the Amish series by Laura Bradford, and I have already ordered the new one that comes out this week. I really love this series too. So glad to have some new cozies to read and enjoy!
Till next time, thanks for taking the time to visit!

Monday, March 3, 2014

another late TUSAL post

...and a pitiful one it is too! I can't even comment on this except to say that last night alone I added more to my little bowl than I did all of last month!
Till next time, and thanks for taking the time to visit!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Stitch from Stash Report February

Well...I really feel like this was a lost month. I barely picked up a needle at all, except to work on some round robins, which were really not my stash, but someone else's. I know that there are still a few days left to the month, but realistically, I don't think I will be stitching. I am totally wrapped up in another new-to-me cozy mystery series and I have been reading through them like crazy. I am on number five and have two more to go.
So my measly (is that a word?) report is as follows: no money spent; no new starts from stash and no working on WIPs. :(  I didn't even remember to take advantage of the Market Splurge, although I did see a couple of designs that I really want to get...maybe next month...we'll see.
Anyway, I look forward to reading everyone's reports. I'm sure you all have smokin' needles and lots of market stash to share pics of.
Till next time...thanks for stopping by to visit!