Weekend Recap

classics2014Had a really nice weekend catching up on some reading and crafting. Friday we went to Barnes & Noble for our regular date night and believe it or not, I did not buy any of the BN Classics. I was very tempted but I thought I should make a bit of a dent in my stacks.ƂĀ  To that end, I’m signing up for the Back to Classics Challenge that Karen is hosting.

The goal is to read six classics throughout the year and to meet the requirements. A 20th Century classic, a 19th Century classic, one written by a woman, a classic in translation, one about war and one by an author new to you.

This will definitely be a challenge for me as I typically only manage to read one classic a year but I really want to read more. I haven’t made a list of books but I have many authors to choose from: Edith Wharton, Victor Hugo, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gustave Flaubert, the list goes on. Should be fun!

bookbindingdayWhat else? I did a bit of reading like I said and I finished two books. Hopefully reviews to come but I’m excited to report that one is a challenge read. Off to a good start. Speaking of challenges, for those of you in the Postal Reading Challenge, the Winter issue of Stampers’ Sampler has several pages on mail art. Some very pretty envelopes to check out!

Finally, I thought I’d show you aƂĀ  peek at my studio table. Lots of paper, beads and embroidery floss. First step is sewing the books and later comes covering the book boards. These are for my beaded journals and I also have other books (sketchbooks and postcard books) in various stages of completion. It was nice to listen to some tunes and work in the studio.

Now, it’s time to do a bit more reading before the work week starts again. What did you do this weekend?

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