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What about mama?

Oops!  What’s the whole point if I use this blog for baby and all that goes on with mama?!  Tsk tsk me…

I’ve been trying to decide what to do next with my machine now that I’m finished with Haley’s activity book.  Yes, shame on me for not showcasing it…  Let’s do that shall we?  With picture issues, here’s a link instead:  http://risashoebox.com/gallery/index.php/Crafts/Activity%20Book.

6 pages total with 12 pages of activities.

  • vest
  • ribbons
  • shoelaces
  • back pocket (”H” is embroidered by Nana!)
  • matching shapes page one
  • matching shapes page two
  • zipper
  • buckle
  • counting
  • match the color rainbow
  • another pocket that will hold her favorite animal - giraffe who so happens loves the next page…
  • magnetic page to hold the giraffe who so happens to have magnetic joints

I’d say it took from the time I received it as a graduation gift from my parents mid-July to the time I finished the final touches mid-November.  I don’t think that’s so bad meeting at Nana’s bi-weekly or so while I am busying away with the project.  Not to mention some times here and there where I needed to steal away Nana from Haley for some rescuing.  Eh, call it more of learning new techniques here and there. :D  Anyhoo, with those 6 pages plus two more to act as front and back covers, sort of a book cover if you will.  So, yea, since mid-November, I’ve been trying to think of a project to work on.  Perhaps at the rate I’m going, I’ll finally start mid-July?!  Let’s see shall we?  But, the one project I can say that’s been on my mind lately is perhaps a throw blanket of some sort.  Hmm, maybe something I can snuggle up if I find myself reading.  Ya know how you might like snuggling up with a cozy blanket when reading?  Sort of like that.

I think I see you perking up asking what book?  For Christmas, I got myself a new e-book for my Kindle.  It’s Tasha Alexander’s Tears of Pearls.   It’s a Lady Emily mysteries series.  This is the fourth book in the series.  The first three being, And Only to Deceive, A Poisoned Season, and A Fatal Waltz.  Lady Emily is a strong-willed woman who can be stubborn at times.  In other words, when she has her mind set on something, she goes for it because it’s what she wants to do.  Umm, sounds like me.  So I can relate.  She is also a debutante, again, I can relate to this.  So add the strong-willed woman who throws debutante solving mysteries, you got a well rounded woman.  She is also well-read for her time on top of her sleuthing skills.  I should say I would not have came across this book when I was out at Costco one day, innocently browsing through the books section and was drawn by the cover and the title of the book and started to just leaf through the first two pages.  Before you know it, I was glued to the books on the way home.  So yeah, that’s how I am here about to start book four.  I didn’t even know it was a series; once I did, I had to keep going. :D

So there you go, Haley’s activity book to snuggly throw to my next book.  What a post!

Eclipse

I picked up a book today from Borders with what was left of my gift card.  Not only that, I found an online coupon for 30% off, whoo hoo!  Go me!  I have a gestational diabetes test this coming Friday and needed to bring something with me to keep me busy.  That means possibly 1 hour to 1 hour and half at the doctor’s office for the test itself.  Not only that, I will be waiting to see the doctor as well.  I have Twilight and New Moon in paperback.  My plan is to finish this series before switching to Amazon.com to buy eBooks for our Kindle.  I do love to read but just don’t have that kind of space for the books.  I think if I read on a weekly or biweekly basis, our house will fill up with books.  Ian wouldn’t like that.  Hah!  I’ve been meaning to pick up this book since it’s release but had put it off for a while until today.  Obviously, my next book is Breaking Dawn.  In case you’re wondering for Xmas idea, Amazon.com gift card is one of them for me to pick up some eBook copies.  *grins*

eclipse book cover

Books!

I love reading book and would every chance I get.  I have a bit of my own library, not much, but there are some books I have kept from high school English classes or as gifts.  About 6 months ago, my husband purchased Amazon Kindle but have not used it much.  I have been using it the most and have lovd eBooks.  You could have many books in this one Kindle without having to have bookcases after bookcases.  This is a big thing with me as I do not like using up space.  Currently, the eBook I am reading is called A Fatal Waltz by Tasha Alexander.  It is book three of Lady Emily Ashton’s adventure.  I am nearly done with it and I love how easy Kindle makes it.  I had purchased the book on Friday March 27th, approximately two weeks.  I have no clue what my next book could be.