Anotherof pattern from Anni Downs of Hatched and Patched arrived in store today.
The Christmas Goose is not a new pattern but a special order for a customer and it goes well with Christmas Bon Bon.
Finished size of the little basket is 3.5" wide x 3.75" high. The bonus is that it comes with a pre-printed stitchery- makes it a very quick little project.
I love the rich-rac braid around the top of the basket and the ruffled handle.
It would make a lovely gift bag wouldn't it?
The pattern is available on my website.
The Lovely Bones...
Last week while in Borders I bought a copy of the book The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold. It's been made into a movie directed by Peter Jackson and is currently in cinemas here. I saw him interviewed on The Movie Show and thought it sounded like an interesting story.
So I bought the book and sat down at the coffee shop to read it and after only a couple of pages found myself crying. It is so sad. The story is basically about a girl who was murdered and the impact that this horrific event has on the people in her life. I struggled a bit with the author's concept of death and heaven but told myself it's only a novel and so was able to overlook that. The description of the grief experienced by her parents is so real - it's not over-emotional but just 'real'. I had to put it away for a couple of days before I could brace myself to read it again. The story has sadness like a blanket hanging over it and I'm struggling to finish it. I'm only about half way through but have just decided that it's not for me. It's going into our box of St Vinnie's donations and I'm going to stick to Tony Hill!
Until next time