Dolly now has a bit of personality as well as clothes!
I posted previously about making a doll for our new grandchild. The doll was made prior to our granddaughter’s arrival but she was the bare bones. I had to wait until I knew whether the grandchild was a boy or a girl before doing the finishing touches.
I have now given the doll some hair
and some clothes
and it will be left to our daughter to come up with a name. I hope it begins with “J”
I have finally got around to making the bee to put on thetea cosy I made quite some time ago.
On our return from Canberra we called in at Cooma and there was a delightful craft meeting place which I took the time to visit. It was there that I got the idea to felt the bee as previously I was stumped as to how I was going to make it.
I posted about how I had run out of wool for the baby shawl I was knitting for the arrival of our new grandchild. Well, as events turned out, the arrival of the baby was early and the arrival of the wool was late so the shawl wasn’t completed in time but it is now finished.
I have it pinned out in the study and just waiting for it to dry. Considering I had issues with the first few rounds I am rather pleased with the end result. Any imperfections just add to its unique production! :-)
Regular followers of my blog will have noticed that I haven’t posted any historical fiction for quite some time. I think the last one was Miles off Course in early October. The reason for the lack of historical fiction is I have discovered Lee Child. Yes, I realise he has been around for a while but I have only now started to read him. I happened upon him as I read a post from Book Riot. They were discussing heroes in movies that lived up to the hero in the book. I had never heard of Jack Reacher and I liked the sound of the story.
So…..The first book I borrowed was the introduction to Jack Reacher, Killing Floor.
This gives a list of the books in Chronological order. I have raced through the first half dozen of these and am currently reading Nothing to Lose which is #12. This one is out of order as it was the only one available at the library at this time. Obviously I am hooked on the Jack Reacher series.
I have also been reading Lynda La Plante and have recently finished Bloodline and Blind Fury, both of which were terrific reads.
As you can see there has been no time for historical fiction so I will need to remedy that in the near future as we are rapidly approaching the end of the year. I had planned to reach 50 but so far have read 28. I don’t think I will reach fifty by the end of the year.