I was so relieved that the election has finally been called. I'm sick of all of the politics on the news at the moment. I think it's going to be a long six weeks. Having said that, sometimes I think we take our right to vote for granted. In some other countries people are literally dying for the privilege that we have. Isn't that an unsettling thought? We (including me) complain about voting and politicians but at least we have a say. I believe we should take our responsibility seriously. Make sure you are enrolled to vote.
I found another nice little Christmas pattern to show you. It's a quick little stitchery from Bareroots called Christmas Stitchery. It's very quick to make and could be framed or used in other projects. Maybe a card?
I go through stages when I read books and then I might not read anything for a while. Lately, I've read Kathy Reich's new novel Bones to Ashes. I like the main character Temperance and there's always a few twists in the story. I do find that the autopsies can be a bit gruesome so sometimes I skim through those parts but otherwise they are good to read.
My friend Viv gave me a novel by Tara Moss called Split. I've never read anything of hers before and Viv thought I might enjoy it. Well she's right. The characters are interesting and the story has enough twists to keep you reading. I think I'll read more of hers.
For the Yada Yada Reading group I've just finished reading a Max Lucado book called Every Day Deseves a Chance. It is such an encouraging book and challenged me to look at each day differently. I enjoyed it so much that I'm now reading another one of his called Cure for the Common Life. It is such a good book. It challenges you to live in what he calls 'your sweet spot'. It has really helped me to put things in perspective.
Until next time