Quick Catch Up: Hello September
For me August was all work and barely any play. I feel like I have achieved a huge great deal (even though it is total top secret still!) but I don’t really feel as though I have really lived this month. I don’t really feel like I have a lot to say for myself…other than I have been tucked away in the office with a mountain of yarn and you don’t need to tell me that hearing me say that one more time will be very dull!
This month I did however head over to the NEC, Birmingham for the Festival of Quilts – what an epic and inspiring show! I managed to meet up with lots of my favourite creative folks – and meet a hep of new friends too. There was so much to see this year that no matter what your preferences are when it comes to patchwork and quilting, there was surely something there to get your heart racing! I came away with a notebook jam packed with sketches…I wonder if this is the month where I will find time to work on some of these ideas?
Now that show season is underway, I am really looking forward to the events in 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…
19 – 21 September The Handmade Fair Hampton Court
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
Life of Made Peachy has not been forgotten during these busy few weeks, check out some of this months faves here at PeachyHQ!
Crafts: Cute Owl Plushie
Style: What The Did With…Loom Bands
Skills: How To Sew Flying Geese Blocks
Eats: Hot & Dirty Chai Latte
My other loves on the internet right now are…
During these busy times reading has been just about the only recreation that I have had the time (or energy) for, so here are five more books to add to my Reading Challenge in My Months Reads:
31: In The Rosary Garden – Nicola White
Nicola White is a new author to me and this proved a good introduction. A thriller set in 1980’s Ireland there are lots of plot twists and turns that make this quite a page turner.
32: The Highway – C.J.Box
Excellent, brutal and chilling crime thriller. The essence of the storyline is chilling and it made even more powerful by the characters, disturbing scenarios and graphic imagery. A great choice for horror and crime thriller fans!
33: Larger Than Life – Jodi Picoult
Another delightful short prequel by Jodi Picoult!
A heartwarming and tender, with multifaceted characters and Picoult’s incredible attention to detail. The theme of elephants is both interesting and informative and will make this a hit for those that loved Lone Wolf!
34: The Road – Cormac McCarthy
Perhaps the most haunting book I have ever read. Nameless characters, striking settings and chilling events combine to make this a book that you simply do not want to put down. Despite the unusual writing style – no quotations and clipped dialogue you can’t help but feel compelled to find out what happens to these characters. The only way this book can be improved it so read it in a single sitting.
35: Silver Linings Playbook – Matthew Quick
Ok – I’ve seen the film, but this book is funny, heartwarming and real. You can’t help but hope for the best for the offbeat hero, Pat Peoples despite the impossible goal of his quest. perhaps a little too heavy on the Football references for my liking, but a great fun, easy read.
PS: I hate when books are re-released with the Movie Tie-In cover!
If you’re 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 , June Reads and July Reads! If you’re on GoodReads sure to swing over and say Hi!
September I have big, big plans for you!
I have renovations plans.
I have blog plans – starting with a few exciting updates that will be rolling out next week!
I have hand letter plans.
I have plans for an exciting new venture.
I have plans to keep the life/work balance in better order this month!
September is one of my favourite times of year, our wedding anniversary is approaching, its time to get busy thinking about new season knits and, perhaps most importantly, its the time I start to dream about Pumpkin Spice Latte (yes! I allow myself to hunk of them from this month onwards!)
What are you planning for this month?