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Stitches West
Yarn. Have I told you how much I love buying yarn? It's a bit of an addiction, I am afraid. It's not a bad one to have, right? Sunday I made it to the MarketPlace of the StitchesWest convention in Santa Clara. Wish I could have taken some of the classes, bu...
Yarn. Have I told you how much I love buying yarn? It's a bit of an addiction, I am afraid. It's not a bad one to have, right? Sunday I made it to the MarketPlace of the StitchesWest convention in Santa Clara. Wish I could have taken some of the classes, but we didn't get back from our vacation ...
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Current Read and Teaser: The Winter Boy by Sally Weiner Grotta
I am currently reading The Winter Boy by Sally Weiner Grotta. (Look for my review on the 19th) It is a bit different than my usual book, but interesting. I have two weeks to read this long book. Of course, I have just read two long books in a row before thi...
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The Secret History by Donna Tartt
The Secret History by Donna Tartt ebook, 547 pages First Published September 1992, Knopf Source: purchased  A California kid from a working class family manages to get in to an East Coast College and tries to fit in with all the rich, upper class kids in hi...
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I had trouble with The Secret History too and for mostly the same reasons. I found the winter break where the main character seemed to willingly starve and freeze himself inexplicable, and other than the book containing a winter season, it didn't really have a New England feel to it at all. 
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Creative Every Day (Days 12-18)
This week challenged me some- especially with the sketching. I haven't done it in a very long time and am having problems with proportions. Need to do more and practice. That Zentangle was also a bit of a fail, and the little girl added some of her own arti...
This week challenged me some- especially with the sketching. I haven't done it in a very long time and am having problems with proportions. Need to do more and practice. That Zentangle was also a bit of a fail, and the little girl added some of her own artistry to it when I wasn't looking.
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2015 Goals
My goals for 2015 1. Run a Half Marathon .  I am signed up to run the SF Half Marathon on July 26th! My goal is just to finish in the allotted time. 2. Read 75 Books . I read 52 last year. Upping it quite a bit. 3. Daily Art Journal . Draw, paint, sketch, o...
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Save Me by Krystyn Kusek Lewis
Save Me by Krysten Kusek Lewis Paperback, 288 pages Published December 2014 by Grand Central Publishing Source: From Publisher for Review, BookSparks Fall Reading Challenge, NetGalley About the Book Daphne Mitchell has always believed in cause and effect, r...
Save Me by Krysten Kusek Lewis Paperback, 288 pages. Published December 2014 by Grand Central Publishing Source: From Publisher for Review, BookSparks Fall Reading Challenge, NetGalley. About the Book Daphne Mitchell has always believed in cause and effect, right and wrong, good and bad.
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The Winter Boy by Sally Wiener Grotta
The Winter Boy by Sally Wiener Grotta Paperback, 496 pages Published October 2014, Pixel Hall Press Source: received from publisher in exchange for my honest review About the Book Reminiscent of Margaret Atwood, Mary Doria Russell and Ursula K. LeGuin, "The...
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My aching back
It has been kind of sad the past couple weeks.  I have been unable to sit long enough to get any drawing, knitting or blogging done. The degenerative discs in my back have been causing some back pain, sciatica issues that make it really hard to sit to do an...
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Current Read and Teaser: The Secret History by Donna Tartt
My book group is currently reading The Secret History by Donna Tartt. We are meeting in a couple weeks and I have about 174 pages left to go. I am enjoying it and it has definitely drawn me in, but it definitely could have been half the length. Very long bo...
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Creative Every Day (Days 5-11)
Still at it and really enjoying it. It's fun to do such different styles each day. I could sketch and doodle endlessly, so actually using color and and other media besides pen and ink or pencil is a big change for me.  Happy Monday! ______________________...
Still at it and really enjoying it. It's fun to do such different styles each day. I could sketch and doodle endlessly, so actually using color and and other media besides pen and ink or pencil is a big change for me. Day 5: Collage Day 6: Quote. Day 7: Photograph Day 8: Stickers ...
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Greens 24/7 by Jessica Nadel
Greens 24/7 by Jessica Nadel 176 pages, Paperback January 2015, The Experiment Source: NetGalley About the Book More than 100 Quick, Easy and Delicious Recipes for Eating Leafy Greens and Other Green Vegetables at Every Meal, Every Day My Review Eating Gree...
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Save Me by Krystyn Kusek Lewis
Save Me by Krysten Kusek Lewis Paperback, 288 pages Published December 2014 by Grand Central Publishing Source: From Publisher for Review, BookSparks Fall Reading Challenge, NetGalley About the Book Daphne Mitchell has always believed in cause and effect, r...
Save Me by Krysten Kusek Lewis Paperback, 288 pages. Published December 2014 by Grand Central Publishing Source: From Publisher for Review, BookSparks Fall Reading Challenge, NetGalley. About the Book Daphne Mitchell has always believed in cause and effect, right and wrong, good and bad.
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I am a stay at home mom of an almost 4 year old little girl. I am an avid reader and knitter. I also enjoy photography, music and arts of all kinds. 

If I am not sleeping, eating or taking care of the little girl, you will most likely find me with a book or needles in hand.
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