Happy Wednesday, friends. Each week I join Kat at As Kat Knits to share my reading and stitching projects. I don’t have a ton to share thanks to last week’s holiday, but I do have one finished book and the reveal of my current cross-stitch project.
Little House in the Big Woods
I beg you not to laugh at me. Yes, this was the only book I finished this week! I reread this book about a decade ago and was crazy disappointed in it. But I decided to try it again on audio and really enjoyed it in that format. Yes, there are problematic themes and rampant racism. And yet – this is the history of the US. I loved listening to the simple pleasures of Laura and Mary and was captivated by the coziness of it all. I was also flummoxed by Ma’s ability to keep young children occupied during long winters without the help of a television or electricity. We’re so lucky to be alive right now. I have a hold on the second book in the series. I also have a copy of The Birchbark House for additional context of the time.
Stitching This Week
I have really been enjoying this cross-stitch project. I am obsessed with getting perfect little x’s and still need a ton of practice! I started this project years ago – the writing up top and the beginning of the farmer’s wife body was from then. In the last 2-3 weeks, I stitched the border and started on the writing below it. I am s-l-o-w. And that’s okay – it’s called slow stitching for a reason.
And friends, that’s it from me today. I can’t wait to see what you’ve been working on!