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February 14, 2014

each little blossom makes a difference

spring 219the periwinkle is blooming

more buttons

buttons 108glass jet

I couldn’t  resist the big one but the two on the left are impostors – plastic!

it’s the time of year to catch up on some reading

books 121The “Trickster’s Hat” by Nick Bantock

books 122if you are stuck in a wintry snow bank this will get your creativity flowing

49 wild and wonderful lessons to take you back to the freedom of childhood

(that’s one of mine on the left)

“Sophie’s World” by Jostein Gaarder – I started this a few years ago and never finished it

now my 9-year-old granddaughter is reading it in her advanced reading class

this time I managed to get through it – whatever is the teacher thinking?

“The Japanese Bath” by Bruce Smith and Yoshiko Yamamoto

just because the pictures are wonderful

books 125“The Garden of Evening Mists” by Tan Twan Eng

a mesmerizing historical novel of love, war and Japanese gardens

winner of the Man Asian Literary Prize

situated in Malaya it took me back to a time when I lived in Johor Barhu

so entranced that I went straight out and got Eng’s first book, ” the Gift of Rain”

shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize

— but, back to the loom

weaving-finishing 432this is how I measure yardage woven

one colour thread for half yards and a different colour for each yard with a knot in the thread to count each yard

it doesn’t damage the selvedge like a tape pinned into the fabric

4 Comments leave one →
  1. February 15, 2014 8:03 am

    What great reading recommendations. Some people I trust, others not. You I trust.


  2. Lis permalink
    February 14, 2014 11:25 pm

    The Garden of Evening Mists and The Gift of Rain are both beautiful books, I loved reading them. The Bath book looks enticing, enjoy and keep warm.


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