Tuesday, August 25, 2009

this, that (and 3 new dresses)



It seems I've been enjoying summer too much and forgetting to post here altogether :)

Also, there's the fact that I don't really have much to report on, but since we're leaving on vacation this Friday I thought I'd post about a few things I've enjoyed lately ...

Summer reads have been quite enjoyable, particularly due to the recommendation of friends. My favorite this season was the fabulous The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society which I loved, loved, loved. Comparisons to 84 Charing Cross Road (another favorite) are a bit inevitable but this one was so much better. The story and the characters will stay with me for a long time, and already I'm itching to re-read it soon.
Others I've enjoyed were Wildwood dancing for a bit of old fashioned fairytale fantasy, and His majesty's dragon which I unexpectedly enjoyed (have never been a great fan of dragons and such). To go on my packing list for this next trip are Shantaram and a couple of Elizabeth Chadwick's books.



I've also been going through a craze of period drama watching. I had a few BBC titles on my shelf I hadn't seen yet so I went off on a binge. I watched (and loved) the second season of Lark Rise to Candleford, and although the first season was good this one was much, much better. And I'm happy to have found out there's a third season coming ...
Under the Greenwood Tree is based on a Thomas Hardy novel and I had bought this on a whim last year. Finally got round to watch it and found it adorable. True romance and a charming love story. Not sure if it's true to the novel (since I never read it) so I can't comment on that. I also have the most recent adaptation of Tess D'Ubervilles to watch and the first season of City of Vice which seems to have good reviews so I hope I won't be disappointed.



And now for some crafty news (which is the reason I started this blog in the first place) .. I finally managed to finish not one, but three dresses altogether. Here's a sneak peek but I'll try to post some decent photos very soon.



I'm also almost finished with Daisy. Finished sewing the body last night but I still have the sleeves and neckline to knit.

I hope that will go fast, since I can't wait to start on my Fall projects. I'm itching to start knitting with proper wool again, especially these below which just arrived and are ready to be transformed into some paper dolls and a hooded cloud


5 comments:

marirob said...

thank you for the book recommendations! I just put some of them on hold at the library - this has been a summer of reading but mostly re-reading old favorites. I can't wait to read them! And see your new dresses!

Renee said...

thanks for the title recommendations, I'm always on the look out for great books to read!

Winkiemoon said...

I loved The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society :)

likeschocolate said...

Thanks for all the book recommendations. I love to read and enjoyed the Guernsey Potato Peel Pie Society book very much.

6p00e55231590d8834 said...

oh I'm knitting with Wensleydale wool at the moment. I met the ladies that own the company, they are sooo nice.