16 March 2013

the weekend

Ahh, the weekend - time for catching up on sleep, catching up on all of the inspiring things my fellow bloggers have been up to over the course of the week, and time for working on some projects of my own.

But how will I fit all of this in when I've got my nose stuck in a book?

My sister got me a gift certificate to a bookstore for our birthday and I finally used it last week to purchase two novels. I'm reading the first one: Winter Witch by Paula Brackson now. I haven't had so much fun reading a book in a while. This story is a mix of historical fiction, magic and travel writing - it's set in the Welsh countryside in the 1850's. I'm about halfway through and the story which is about a community of drovers (cattlemen who drove their herds to London every season to sell them) reminds me of Rob Roy/The Man From Snowy River/ Practical Magic and a Tim Burton film all rolled into one. Some of you may find this appealing - others a bit bizarre - but I am enjoying myself.

We've been dying more yarn you can find it here.

Oh, and for any of you spinners out there of Irish descent (or just a fondness for St. Patrick's Day) we have something special for you.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!


  1. All of it is so beautiful, Jill! You'll have to let me know what you think of the books. And your teacup is so pretty! So lovely!

    1. Thank you, Julia! The tea cup is from Czechoslovakia - which doesn't even exist anymore. I found a bunch of my old teacups, most of which I've gotten from my grandmother and great-aunts, the last time I was up home. My sister has a lot of antique tea cups too from our family and from antique shops. Fun to collect - easy to break. This one is set on a safe shelf, hopefully out of the way of danger.

  2. Thank you for your book reccomendation - I have just requested it from the library. If you enjoy this type of story, you may also like: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness. I am waiting for her third book to be released now.


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