I'm going to try something new. As I've been catching up on my blog reading the past few weeks, I've come across a few blogs that do monthly "favorites." Sounded fun to me, so here you go....
July favorites, in no particular order :)
Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
I devoured this book over vacation, finding it hard to put down. But when I finished it, late at night, it did give me some "nightmares." Couldn't get the last few chapters out of my brain I guess.
Before I start Dark Places (another Gillian Flynn book) I needed something a bit lighter.
I picked up The Sweet Life in Paris when we stopped at Maisie Blue on the way home from vacation. I just love that shop.....yarn, cookbooks, books, stationary....and it is right next to a cupcake shop! Anyways, the Sweet Life is just what I needed! I'm halfway through it and loving it!
This is a picture from Disco's blogpost about her Beekeeper's Quilt that she is making for a lucky winner! I love it because it represents so much of her hardwork for a great cause, in memory of her brother, and because each time she tweets about her runs and half-marathon training, she inspires me! She wasn't a runner when we met. I still remember her trying to do the Couch to 5k.....look at her now! So proud Disco!! Oh, and lots of my STR leftovers are in that blanket! For every $5 donation, you're entered to win it!
Aran Islands, Ireland. I was there over 10 years ago and loved it. I'm living vicariously this week through my brother, sister-in-law, and Lil Guy, who are there! (Disco, look away from that last picture! What the heck are they thinking letting Lil Guy that close to the edge?!?!)
Blue Lake Springs, Arnold, CA
From the lovely Allyson at The Sweatshop of Love. Now I know what to do with all my swatches! How lovely are these?!
And I know you guys have been waiting patiently to hear who won a copy of The Knitted Home. Looks like there are a lot of us who want to knit those fruit bowls! Congratulations to Debbie4! I've messaged you on Ravelry :)
Do you guys have any favorites for the month of July? Favorite yarns? Patterns? Movies? Recipes? I'd love to hear :)
I can't believe it is going to be August already! But that means we are a bit closer to football season and fall!!!