Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Stitching Question and Reading Challenge Update

Since M retired I no longer spend time cooking, shopping or cleaning so all my at home time is free to spend as I choose. Since I'm in a stitching slump I seem to spend all my time reading and when you add a night of insomnia to the equation I wound up reading 2 books and starting a 3rd yesterday.  Oh yeah, #55 and #56 are new additions to the reading list.

By the time Friday got here I needed a break from work so took the afternoon and spent the time in a bookstore, a bead store and a fabric store. Think serious shopping - my credit card took a major hit.  Then I came home and pre-ordered Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow and the fabric for it. I'm thinking of ordering the silk thread package but still not sure if I can justify spending that much on stash when I'm not stitching.  If purchased alone, the silk pack is $230, but if I decide by Tuesday morning to get them I can save $46 cause I got the chart, fabric & thread.  What's your opinion?  Is it worth the extra $ to get the NPI silks?

Here's the updated reading list:

1) The Cat Who Could Read Backwards – Lilian Braun Finished 09/15/09
2) The Cat Who Ate Danish Modern – Lilian Braun
3) The Chocolate Cat Caper – Joanna Carl
4) The Chocolate Bear Burglary – Joanna Carl
5) Split Second – David Baldacci
6) The Summoning – Kelley Armstrong
7) Bitten – Kelley Armstrong
8) Exit Strategy – Kelley Armstrong
9) Savannah Blues – Mary Kay Andrews
10) Savannah Breeze – Mary Kay Andrews
11) Chocolate Chip Cookie Mystery – Joanne Fluke
12) Tangled in Love – Heidi Betts
13) Metro Girl – Janet Evanovich  Finished 09/19/09
14) One for the Money (re-read) – Janet Evanovich
15) Two for the Dough (re-read) – Janet Evanovich
16) Three to Get Deadly (re-read) – Janet Evanovich
17) Four to Score (re-read) – Janet Evanovich
18) High five (re-read) – Janet Evanovich
19) Hot Six (re-read) – Janet Evanovich
20) Seven Up (re-read) – Janet Evanovich
21) Hard Eight (re-read) – Janet Evanovich
22) Visions of Sugar Plums – Janet Evanovich (A Between the Numbers Novel)
23) To the Nines (re-read) – Janet Evanovich
24) Ten Big Ones (re-read) – Janet Evanovich
25) Eleven on Top (re-read) – Janet Evanovich
26) Twelve Sharp (re-read) – Janet Evanovich
27) Plum Lovin’ – Janet Evanovich (A Between the Numbers Novel)
28) Lean Mean Thirteen (re-read) – Janet Evanovich
29) Fearless Fourteen (re-read) – Janet Evanovich
30) Plum Spooky – Janet Evanovich (A Between the Numbers Novel)
31) Finger Lickin’ Fifteen – Janet Evanovich
32) Killing Floor – Lee Child
33) Dead Man’s Island – Carolyn G Hart
34) Death on Demand – Carolyn G Hart
35) Dust to Dust – Tami Hoag  Finished 09/18/09
36) Dead Cat Bounce – Sarah Graves
37) Grave Sight – Charlaine Harris
38) Dead Until Dark – Charlaine Harris
39) Living Dead in Dallas – Charlaine Harris
40) Real Murders – Charlaine Harris
41) Shakespeare’s Landlord – Charlaine Harris
42) Knit One, Kill Two – Maggie Sefton
43) Dying to Sell – Maggie Sefton
44) A Killing Frost – Michael A Black
45) Random Victim – Michael A Black
46) State of the Onion – Julie Hyzy
47) Deadly Blessings – Julie Hyzy
48) Artistic License – Julie Hyzy
49) Death Down Home – Eve Sandstrom
50) The Violence Beat – Eve Sandstrom
51) The Camel Club – David Baldacci
52) The Will – Reed Arvin
53) Exit Strategy – Kelley Armstrong
54) Little Bitty Lies – Mary Kay Andrews
55) The Trouble With Magic - Madelyn Alt  Finished 09/18/09
56) Fool's Puzzle - Earline Fowler



  1. I've read most of the books on your list...some of my fave authors...you are ion for lots of good times. Enjoy!


  2. The Kelley Armstrong and Charlaine Harris books on your list are really good, I highly recommend them.

  3. Love the Cat Who series by Lilian Jackson Braun. I've read most of them, but would like to reread from the 1st book to the last.
    Barb in TX

  4. Woo girl! That silk thread pack sounds exquisite. If you can wing it, then go ahead and get the silks because the silk is like butter going through the fabric and just so many pretty colors. Right now, I couldn't wing it but if you could, I can't wait to see the colors!!!


  5. I've read most of the Maggie Sefton books and I enjoyed them. I think I've read all but the last two.