The World According to Maiden Fair

It’s June!!


I don’t really know where the time has gone – but I have been enjoying this beautiful spring – we haven’t had to run the airconditioner much or the heat much so the bills have been really really low. I don’t ever remember them being this low – but believe me I’m not complaining.

I have really been enjoying my 365 project – it has gotten me out taking pictures and enjoying this beautiful spring.

Each picture – well most of them are linked to the 365 project so you can see a larger version of the picture.  Hubby gave me a macro lens for my birthday/mother’s day gift so I have been using it a lot – the red clover and the rose were taken with it.  It’s an entirely different technique than other lenses and takes a bit of getting used to.  Most of the time I turn of the Auto-Focus as it is really more trouble in close up situations than it is of value.

I have also been reading quite a bit.  It is so much fun to sit in my chair in the shade and read on a quiet warm spring afternoon.

April 2012 Book List
The Burning Lamp by Amanda Quick
The Real Macaw by Donna Andrews
The God of the Hive by Laurie R King
The Art of Dying by Diana Killian*
Pawn of Prophecy by David Eddings
Queen of Sorcery by David Eddings
Magician’s Gambit by David Eddings

May 2012 Book List
The Tale of Oat Cake Crag by Susan Wittig Albert
Castle of Wizardry by David Eddings
After Dark by Jayne Castle
An Uninvited Ghost by E.J. Copperman
Zero Day by David Baldacci
Enchanters’ End Game by David Eddings

No new authors this time – just some really old favorites – Amanda Quick also writes as Jayne Castle and I enjoy her paranormal mysteries very much when anything can happen and usually does.  One of my very favorite long time authors is David Eddings.  I decided it was time to re-read the Belgariad series for the 4th or 5th time – I never grow tired of them and always see something I missed the last time.  This month I hope to start on the Mallorian – the 5 book sequel.  David Baldacci is always great and Zero Day was excellent.  Of course Susan Wittig Albert, Donna Andrews and Laurie R. King are always at the top of my reading list.  Diana Killian and EJ Copperman – these were the second books by each of them, and while I enjoyed the stories – they are not really my very first choice for a book – but when my first choices aren’t available – they will do.

I’m still working on my quilts. The wolf quilt is taking a long time – probably because I am doing more quilting on it than is really necessary.  I’m also working on my calendar squares – I have 3 more to do and I have all twelve.  I also started Sunbonnet Sue Wallhangings – one for each month.  They are bigger – about 22 x 26 inches and I plan on hanging them at the end of the hallway.  Of course I have to get one finished for the right month at the right time.




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