Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Yarn along and a book review

~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs. I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading? Take a photo and share it either on your blog or on Flickr. -Ginny at small things

I have gotten the first sock grafted and will have to pull it out and re-do the toe.
I am funny about how things look and I dont like the way this ended up. I will do it from the inside. I started the second sock and have been able to put a few hours into it a few evenings in a row. I am hoping to get it knit up before my brother in law arrives from Germany to send to my twin nieces and my sister, Kaylyn.
Ive been spreading myself so thin lately with little one being sick, home schooling, down with my back, knitting and painting in my art journal that I havent been able to get much reading done except reading some inspirational blogs, my Bible and reading the chapter in "one thousand gifts" by Ann Voskamp before Tuesday morning ladies Women of the Word group. I have read it once and have been enjoying sitting down Wednesday evenings or Tuesday morning early to refresh myself on each chapter, I have actually been writing and underlining in it this time. I can then read parts to the ladies as we work through the study guide. This is my first time facilitating a group and its been good for me. I am enjoying working with another friend, she is more of a leader than I am
we work well together
this week it worked out perfect because I didnt feel at ease leaving little G with her brother.

I just finished reading " A most unsuitable Match" by Stephanie Grace Whitson. This is the second book of hers that I have reviewed, the first was "Sixteen Brides". The reader finds the main character, Fannie, shouldered with the responsibility of taking over the family estate after the death of her mother, her father dying only a few years previous. Fannie was raised mostly by her nanny and was not taught how to run a household on her own. She sets off to find a long lost relative she learned about when trying to locate all the valuables in the house to store in a safe place after a burglary. The adventure takes Fanny and her family's servant Hannah on a steamboat where they meet Samuel. Samuel is looking for his long lost sister while Fannie is searching for her aunt, both learning a lot about themselves and their faith along the way. Fannie learning to cook, clean and support herself and Samuel's passion for Gods word enabling him to share the gospel wherever he found himself along the way.
I have to say that I didn't enjoy the Epilogue at the end of the story. I like being able to imagine the ending of the story and was disappointed at how the Author picked up several years later with the characters. (I had to re-read the first paragraph numerous times to figure out who the characters were and what was going on.) All in all it was a light read filled with questions, romance, faith, and mysteries that keep the reader interested. I would give this book four out of five stars.

I would like to thank Bethany House Publishers for the opportunity to review this book. I received this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed here are completely my own.


  1. Oh the sock is DARLING! I so wish I could do stuff like that...!

    Thank you so much for stopping in to say hello on my blog and for your sweet comment.

    Love, Keisha

  2. those socks are gorgeous. I am always late getting to post on the yarn along and when there is time I make sure to peek at other peoples post also. Love getting the ideas for stuff. Your paintings family and are also beautiful !


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