needle & thREAD


needle and thREAD


Best laid plans and all that. I've gotten very little sewing in since last week. A summer cold has had me horizontal since about three hours after I put up last Thursday's post. I tried to sew a little on Friday and then I decided it was better not to sew and mess it all up in my fevered stupor than to trudge on. Maybe this afternoon will see the big completion. I commit no promises to print.

I did do a lot of reading, mostly clicking around on the web because I found I couldn't wrap my brain around real books. I did a ridiculous amount of Paleo diet research and after carefully considering dozens of recommendations from friends on Facebook and elsewhere, I bought Everyday Paleo and Make it Paleo, both of which look every bit as good as promised.


What about you? Sewing? Reading? A little of both? What's on your summer reading list? Do you have a summer sewing list?  Or are you embroidering? Pulling a needle with thread through lovely fabric to make life more beautiful somehow? Would you share with us just a single photo (or more) and a brief description of what you're up to? Will you tell us about what you're reading, also? Would you talk sewing and books with us? I'd love that so much.

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Giveaway reminder:

 I have had Joanna Figueroa's With Fabric and Thread on a book rack on my desk lately. It's just such lovely eye candy! Yesterday, I read more carefully the apron pages. Last year, we determined that we'd make a new apron every July in honor of the feasts of St. Martha and St. Anne.  With Fabric and Thread  has the perfect retro reversible apron. This book is so lovely that I'd like to share it. Anyone who links up here at needle & thREAD this week  will be entered to win a copy of  With Fabric and Thread. Winner will be chosen and announced a week from today, July 19.