(image via Pinterest)
I am off to the Chicago area for the weekend for the SCAD research fundraiser walk with/for my friend Michele. Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who has made a donation, I am soooo close to my $1000 fundraising goal and feeling so very warm and tingly inside to have such wonderfully supportive friends and family. You guys rock! I am looking forward to a great weekend! AND- I did some "pre-shopping" online, which I have shipped to my American hotel room- yippee for free shipping and no border fees! I bet you can guess what I may have bought ;)
I am even looking forward to JUST SITTING on the plane. Bringing my knitting and some books to dig into. I caved and bought 50 Shades of Grey after hearing all the hype. Have you read it? What did you think??
Also have picked up another couple fun books lately. "All Wound Up", by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee (the yarn harlot) is a collection of essays/short stories, most involving yarn and knitting. I loved the first one about time for knitting/craft. She talks about how people will comment to her, you know, in that tone, " I wish I had time to knit." Like they are not given the same 24 hours in a day like the rest of us. It is a pet peeve of mine when people say that, implying that I must lead a life of leisure to be able to fit in crafting, when really I spend all day running my butt off (correction- sadly, cannot outrun the butt) but still PLAN the time to craft, because it is important to me. Not every day, but when I can. And I manage because I am organized, hardly watch any t.v. and I sleep less then I should, not by some magic. So there. Rant done. ;)
I also picked up "Let's Pretend This Never Happened" by Jenny Lawson, the Blogess. I still chuckle when I think about the chicken story, so I am sure the book will be a riot.
Why stop there? Since I had free shipping I went ahead and also bought the Crafty Chloe book, wonderfully illustrated by Heather Ross. Chloe is pretty much exactly The Middle Child. A very cute read.
And I have to say that I can't WAIT for Heather's newest book to come out in October, Heather Ross Prints. How cool does that look?? It is basically a book with a DVD that has a bunch of her famous prints, and you can print it yourself onto paper, fabric, etc!!! Crazy awesome.
Anyways, off to go pack! See you all next week. And I am excited to say that I FINALLY will have a finished quilt to share with you :)