So far I’ve read ‘A Ghost in the Machine‘ and ‘Faithful unto Death‘I love the added humor amidst interesting characters and entertaining stories. I think the English are especially good at adding humor to their stories. Maybe I’ve just been reading more English authors lately or it is just coincidental, or that I particullarly liked Caroline Grahams humor in her characters.
I haven’t been to the book club in awhile but something really great about going or even just attending online ,is that beyond the book discussions, and seeing the members, there are always new books that you are introduced to, that you might otherwise have thought to read. At any rate, if you like mysteries, I recommend reading some Caroline Graham.
Me with No makeup and hair still wet from shower, getting old and don’t care. If I make it too old age, I bet my hair will be an odd color, as I just dont like it natural. This seems to be my look lately. I went back to the blue/green hair. I feel I look washed out with the grey (probably because I feel washed out inside. ) I wanted pics of me and Lucy, but had to do them separately, she wasn’t in a ‘picture taking’ mood.
So, I Haven’t done much painting lately, or much creating outside of my picture book project which hasn’t been shared here. The Children’s book is almost done for the health care facility I go to and I’m really happy about that. I’ve procrastinated on it for sooooooo long. It’s Much smaller than I initially was going to make it. I have to re-do most of the drawings to fit the new format. When you are doing your own self-published books, you have to keep costs in the forefront of your mind mind, unless you have the extra $ to throw at the project. Its a donation from me, so I have to keep it affordable. It’ll be cute though in a small format. I wish I had researched it more prior to creating the drawings, but you live and learn. When its done I’ll post it here.
I hope whomever read this has a very Happy New Year ahead!
Note: The patterns below are varation’s on Stephen West’s “Boneyard Shawl” I used his basic pattern sans the ridges on these two. (Look up his youtube channel, he has some awesome instructional videos!) Anyway’s I followed his basic pattern for my friends shawl but changed it quite a bit for the two shown below). It is a good basic pattern for a triangle shawl or shawlette.