Friday Finds: The Whirlwind in the Thorn Tree

I recently finished a fabulous book, written by the author S. A. Hunt. He’s an author you’ve never heard of, but that’s ok. I hadn’t heard of him either until I ran across his book The Whirlwind in the Thorn Tree on BookBub.  At the time, The Whirlwind in the Thorn Tree was available as Read More …

Cold Vengeance – A Book Review

As some of you may know, I am an avid reader – at least some of the time.  There are periods when I go months without reading, but in the end, I always seem to pick up a book – and then I can’t stop reading again.  My most recent read is the book Cold Read More …

Friday Favorites – Spiral Bound Sewing Books

I love reference books for sewing.  And I don’t mean the digital kind.  When I’m doing something as tactile as sewing, I love a physical copy of my instructions, which is why I am in love with sewing books that are published in hard bound spiral editions. Here are a few from my collection. The Read More …

A Sewing Handbook

I loved making my Colette Mini Bloomers so much that I want to learn more about sewing clothes.  To that end, I’ve picked up a copy of The Colette Sewing Handbook.  My goal is to work my way through the entire book, learning some useful skills and techniques along the way. I’ll be updating my Read More …

Recent Reads

I’ve been on a reading kick in the last few months.  Since I have been, I thought I would share with you some of my recent reads: I am currently reading Seeds of Deception, the second book in The Beyonders Series by Brandon Mull.  I absolutely love Mull’s writing.  He’s also the author of the Read More …

Old Time Recipes

We recently received a large collection of books from my Uncle Scott. Most of those books were agriculture yearbooks. There were books from the earliy 1900s all the way up to the 1990s. Now those books are actually for my husband, but I found 1 book that was calling my name. It was a copy Read More …

Spinning a Yarn

The 7th and final chapter in our book, Farm Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of Country Life is entitled Spinning a Yarn.  This chapter of the book covers: Carding and spinning yarn Natural dyes How to make a flower press How to make a corn husk doll Making rag rugs Making candles Quilt patterns Read More …