Say, "Happy Birthday" to Sue from New Zealand…..our last lady from 2013. She was #64. Her friend, Jenny, commissioned me to do her fabric portrait way back in November, or was it October….(I don't remember) as a birthday gift to her. How generous, huh! Anyway, I'm thrilled to finally introduce you to her:
And this is the picture Jenny sent me of Sue. I think she looks pretty much like her, don't you?
I continue to send out fun envelopes. Thankfully, I have a bunch made and waiting to go, so I can just grab one at will now whenever the mood strikes. It has become a habit for my sweet little niece though…apparently, she knows her days of the week now, so knows when there will be a surprise waiting for her after school.
Amazon is more than thrilled with me lately! These books came and there are more on their way with an additional 7 in my cart just waiting to check out! Ugh! I wish I could read as fast as I can order! I thank you all for your marvelous suggestions (and Amazon and Target are too). I have a list!!! A LONG LIST!!! I signed up with Goodreads. com just so I could keep track of everything! It's fun rating them there too.
This week, I finished: "This is Where I Leave You" by Jonathan Tropper
"Wild" by Cheryl Strayed
"Cover of Snow" by Jenny Milchman
"This One is Mine" by Maria Semple
The best one (by far) of the four, was "Wild" by Cheryl Stayed. It's a true story of her solo 100 day hike on the Pacific Coast Trail when she was only 26 years old after the loss of her mother and her marriage. You might like it too. (Available at Target in case you're interested.)
So, that's it! Another snowy, cold week here in Wisconsin! Winter is a beast this year. Thankfully, it's fun to pass the time again with a good book. I didn't realize how much I missed it! Stay warm and happy reading!!