Sunday, August 29, 2010

trying to keep up...

I think I am getting worse at this blogging stuff - there is just not enough hours in the day and something always falls by the wayside... Most of the time it is the blogging so this morning I thought I would try and catch up a little...
What's in the picture - I was given a voucher by P for Christmas for Zart a local art supplier... And as the time was starting to slip through the hour glass I thought it was about time I spent it... I have long admired these Conte pastel pencils so I put my voucher to very good use and bought them - They are beautiful, bright, clean colours and I feel my pulse quicken everytime I open the tin... I have had a little play with them but I long to have the time and space for more of go...
The book was a find in Tasmania at Fuller's Bookshop - it combines two of my loves - reading and embroidery into a story form... I bought it as I can rarely resist a book which calls to me and I had never seen this title at our shop Dymocks Doncaster. As it turns out the author Prue Batten - is a Tasmanian author and this book is the first in her series Eirie Chronicles" The fact that Prue is 'a local' has promoted it nearer the top of my 'must read in this lifetime' which is a dangerously high pile...
The little packet of bits at the top right of is infact a small Shepherd's Bush needle roll kit I bought from The Needlewoman in Hobart - I love needlerolls and thought that this one would be a reminder of my trip to Tasmania...
The last piece to the picture is of course my cross stitch which I took away with me... As you can see I have made a little progress with it - I have quite enjoyed stitching this as it is easy on the mind as well as on the hand...
Well its time to push the chair back from the desk, close the lid of the laptop and go and find some more earthly chores to do...
Take care until next time...
Sharon xx

4 comments:

sheilasanderson said...

Have just found your blog,will be adding it to my favourites....how did I miss it, follow Gina's blogs
It was when I came to Valentine
P/C realised who you are..wasn't I lucky to receive the P/C from you

Melody said...

Hi Sharon, Thank you so much for visiting your blog. What a great haul of goodies. I think our paths must have crossed at some stage as I love all your favourite stores and visit them often.

Pollydo2003 said...

Hi Sharon, thanks for visiting my blog, I thought I should return the favour. I'm intriged by the book - can you tell us more of the story, where can we get a copy.

arlene

shakatak66 said...

Mmmm, that stumpwork robe book sounds very interesting :) Look forward to hearing a full review once you read it :)