Thursday, May 24, 2012

Rug Hooking (Part 1)

Since I finished my rug clipping, I wanted to try something a little different. So I'm using the same 3' x 5' 3.75 mesh rug canvas, but I'm rug hooking instead.

I'm cutting 1/2 inch wide fabric strips and pulling them through the canvas using a crochet hook. (It's like locker hooking, except without the locker part). When I pull the loops through, they're about 1 1/2" to 2" long.

This technique is faster than rug clipping, and the rug looks softer. I'll post more pictures as I get further along with it.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Jim Butcher

Thanks to my sister again for getting me started on the Harry Dresden series by Jim Butcher. She'd given me "Storm Front" last Christmas, but I hadn't been able to start it until now. So after profusely thanking her, I've borrowed the next several from the library.

As you'd quickly learn (I think on the first page), Dresden is a professional wizard in Chicago. He works as a sometimes-consultant to the police on those "unexplainable" cases involving magic and non-mortal crime.

I'd suggest reading them in order since there are several story lines that carry over from book to book.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Selden Edwards

I love books that have a time travel theme, so I'd seen "The Little Book" by Selden Edwards in the book club magazine and thought it looked interesting. I was fortunate to find a signed copy at a bookstore, and I'm so glad that I did.

This is one of the most amazing books that I've ever read. The characters are unforgettable, the plot line was suspenseful and thought-provoking. While reading, I was in awe at the imagination and the creativity of Edwards. I didn't want the book/story to end.

 I don't often re-read books, but this is one that I will re-read again, maybe a few years from now when I've forgotten some of the details and want to refresh them. And my book is a signed copy, which makes it all the more special.
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