Happy Wednesday! Each week I link up with Kat at As Kat Knits for Unraveled Wednesday – a gathering of readers and knitters sharing their recent projects. Today I have two finished books and a sewing project that I’m obsessed with!
Books Finished This Week:
Black Rabbit Hall by Eve Chase
I have to admit that I’m enjoying my Eve Chase binge over the last couple of weeks. She’s in the same vein as Kate Morton, Daphne du Maurier, and Sarah Waters. Black Rabbit Hall is another creepy, slightly gothic novel that’s all about family secrets and ancient homes. Told from multiple perspectives, we visit Black Rabbit Hall in the 60s after a tragic accident turns the Alton family’s life upside down. In the present day, Lorna remembers visiting Black Rabbit Hall with her mother as a child and obsesses over it as a wedding venue. Of course, these storylines collide in a spectacular, although a tiny bit predictable, way.
A Circle of Quiet by Madeleine L’Engle
The first in the Crosswicks Journals – named after the Connecticut country home that L’Engle often escaped to. This was quite lovely and made me wish that L’Engle was a friend. It was full of thoughts on religion that I wish I was smart enough to understand, because it might have answered some of my questions. I’ve underlined a ton and hopefully one day I’ll be able to return to those thoughts and understand a bit more.
Friends, I am smitten with this handsewing project. I have been sewing like a fiend and have made a lot of progress, although it might not be too obvious in this picture. I’ve been focused on filling in that top right quadrant with white hexies. My plan is to fill in the edges to make the quilt a rectangle rather than a diamond. It took 124 hexies to fill in that top quadrant!! If I stay focused, I think I might be able to finish this by the end of the year (staying focused is optimistic). Prepare to be inundated with (white) hexies over the next few months!
Short and sweet this week! I can’t wait to catch up with all of you and see what you’ve been working on lately. Enjoy the rest of your week!