Reading and Making

Reading and Making

I am currently re-reading The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova, a book drenched in history with deep, rich, story-telling…and Vampires.

I have been searching for a book to read for what feels like forever, and have started several that I just couldn’t quite get into. They all required too much thinking and what I really wanted was to just dive into a story and be enveloped by it. So, when I remembered how much I enjoyed The Historian when it first came out in 2009, I figured it would be a safe bet…and it has been 🙂

I have also just begun my very first Granny Square Blanket!

I know, I know, you must be shaking your head at my 39 year old ridiculousness…and yet here I sit, finally branching out and trying something new.

Using a few old skeins of yarn, I’m noticing my whole color scheme here is looking a bit like Autumn…interesting and unintentional, yet warm and comforting none-the-less.  I’m not ready for summer to be over (it’s only just begun!), but it is my favorite season.

granny squares

What are you reading and/or making these days? Do tell!


Linking up with Yarn Along today (for the very first time!)

Written by Melissa @ Ever Growing Farm


    1. Melissa @ Ever Growing Farm

      1) Ha! I wish my ground cover would grow so orderly 😉 2) I still recommend it! It’s more historically flowery with wonderful imagery, great intrigue, and just a bit of vampirism 🙂

  1. Jen

    Melissa! I have over 80 books on my audible account and several of them grabbed me right away with no extra brain effort on my part. I listen to books while I work (I’m a house cleaner), so I get to “read” all the time. Lately I’ve been really into John Irving. The Cider House Rules is one of my favorite books of all time and A Prayer for Owen Meanie is really good too. You will wish these stories would never end. Mostly I read non-fiction though, and I love farming memoirs, so The Dirty Life, Hit by a Farm, and Farm City are my favorites in that category. Big Magic is considered “self help” but I think every creative person would benefit from reading it. It offers such a brilliant perspective on making things and it’s a quick and short read. There are so many more but I will stop at that. Right now I’m making a sign for my yoga instructor for her class. I cut the letters out of fabric from scraps of material and old clothes. Thank you for your posts. I love them.

    1. Melissa @ Ever Growing Farm

      What wonderful recommendations you’ve given me to add to my list! Thank you so much!!!

      I’m excited to see your sign for your instructor! It sounds so cool!!!

      Hope you’re having a wonderful week!!!

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