Quick Catch Up: Hello August
Well hello there August! I can’t believe that you’re here already!
In the middle of this glorious heatwave it has been pretty hard to focus on getting work done, all Ive wanted to do is laze about in the garden reading, napping and working on some lettering practice. Sadly, there have been so much to get done here! As y’all know I have been working on some pretty exciting makes for a secret project – the first and the second deadlines are now done – which is beyond rad! I’m on the home straight, which is amazing. It is brilliant to be working on a a huge project, but it is also so completely consuming at the same time! I mean, when you have a heap to get through staying focused just has to be the very top priority.
If you follow my Instagram feed, you’ll know that I am addicted to modern calligraphy! Not a day goes by that I’m not thinking about sitting down with my pens and inks and getting some more practice in – I have long way to go, lots of from for improvement, but this is a love affair that shows no signs of letting go! I can’t wait to have a little more time to dedicate to this amazing craft!
The show season gets started this month and my calendar is starting to look rather jam packed over the coming months! If you’re heading to any of the textile shows this year, it would be great if you’d swing by and say hello!
Here are my 2014 Diary Dates…
7 – 10 August The Festival of Quilts NEC Birmingham
9 – 12 October The Knitting & Stitching Show Alexandra Palace, London
30 October – 2 November The Knitting & Stitching Show RDS, Dublin
20 – 23 November The Knitting & Stitching Show HIC, Harrogate
While I’ve been super busy, I have (I promise!) been trying to keep life over here as interesting and exciting as possible…although, I’ll be the first to confess, my energy reserves are a little low! Roll on this final deadline so I can get back to adding more big love to this little place! For those of you that have also had a busy month, here’s a quick catch up of some of the things that have been happening on Made Peachy this month!
Crafts: Quick-Make Puppy Bed
Skills: Fab Free Calligraphy Resources
My other loves on the internet right now are…
This month reading has taken something of a back seat, which is no fun at all, but I do have three more books to add to my Reading Challenge in My Months Reads:
28: Necessary Lies– Diane Chamberlain
I’ve read a few of Diane Chamberlain’s books and this has to be one of the most compelling. A work of fiction, but firmly rooted in historical fact. The parallel narration give the book pace and momentum. The characters and scenarios are just as you would expect from Diane Chamberlain, carefully considered, instantly believable and highly visual.
29: This is Where I Leave You – Jonathan Tropper
This book seems to have 50/50 review between love it and hate it. I’m in the Love It camp! Set around a family sitting Shiva the week soon spirals out of control, as the dysfunctional family spends seven days in very close proximity. Many of the elements are ridiculous, but there is sharp wit, tenderness, sadness and even thought provoking elements. Very enjoyable read!
30: Summer of ’76 – Isabel Ashdown
A very heart-warming tale of a family during the Summer of ’76. While this is very heart-warming, some of the elements were a little predictable and didn’t have the impact of some of her other novels. The imagery of that summer are very strong and would most defiantly be identifiable to anyone who remembers that time.
If your looking for ideas for boos to add to your Must Read List be sure to check out my January Reads, February Reads, March Reads, April Reads, May Reads and June Reads! If you’re on GoodReads sure to swing over and say Hi!
This month will see me hitting the road, catching up with dear friends and finishing up the third and final part of this large deadline. I’m hoping there will also be time for a little sewing, knitting, baking (because I can’t remember the last time I made a cake!) and, of course, calligraphy! So, friends, what does August have in store for you?