Hotter than July?
Thanks for all of the very kind comments on the Tivoli T-Shirt. It's a fabulous pattern, and so easy to make. Lately, I've been in a blogging slump. It's just incredibly hot, and I think that it's made me a bit lazy.
I have done some reading. I finally got around to reading the book my Secret Pall II, Jillz sent me, The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith. What a fabulous book! I feel that I have been under a rock because I had never heard of the series before. I totally fell in love with the wise and witty Precious Ramotswe and her Africa. I just got the next book in the series, Tears of the Giraffe.
I also read Assassination Vacation by Sara Vowell. I loved it, and I learned a lot about the assassinations of Presidents Lincoln, Garfield and McKinley. In a perfect world, I would be able to write as well as she.
The Arthur Ravenel Bridge opened too. I haven't driven across it yet.
Patrick and I took in the new Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at our local Imax . While I felt a little apprehensive about the new movie at first since I love the original movie so much, I did like this one a lot. Johnny Depp plays a wacked out Wonka, but I like strange, and I find him wonderful to look at.
I ended up celebrating my birthday on Tuesday at home sick with headaches and nausea, but I did watch the Space Shuttle launch. I do feel much better now. Perhaps I'll really celebrate this weekend.
Some Crafting Done
Even through my laziness, I did get some crocheting done.
I made the Hazelnut doily from Coffee 'N Creme Doilies by Patricia Kristoffersen. Patti K. is flat out one of the best doily designers around. I enjoyed making this one--well not the popcorn stitch in the last couple of rounds. While I like the look, it really slows me down..
Letting it Snow Silver and Gold
So far, I've made nine snowflakes for the Snowflakes in July Along.
I had some thread in silver and gold, and I ended up getting the patterns from the ASN Book, 101 Small Doilies.
It's fun to make snowflakes in July while the heat index is over 110 degrees.