Saturday, January 16, 2021

Weekend Reading ~ January 16, 2021



Hello ladies,

 It's so cold here in Southern Missouri. We have a light snow on the ground, and everything is so pretty. It fell all day yesterday, but the ground was warm, and it melted on the streets. My computer is near the window, and I feel the cold seeping through. Ah, the joys of old houses. ~smile~ This is my cat Tiger.
He looks so very content cuddled up like that. I think that's what I'd like to be doing... with a cup of hazelnut cappucino from my Keurig and something to read or knit.

 If you want to relax and read for awhile, you may find a book on my winter reading list or something intersting in this weekend reading list. I do hope you have a calm weekend and find a way to destress from the crazy situation we're in here in the United States. Keep calm and keep praying. No matter what happens, we need to completely cover the country with prayer. It's going to take a long time for healing to happen regardless of the outcome.

 Thank you to all of my out of the states readers who pray for me and for our country. God bless you and your country wherever you are. May freedom, truth, and justice prevail.
 
 So here are some things you might enjoy this weekend.


And a recommended short video....

 Sending you a warm hug for your winter day. Here are some things right here at The Cottage that might help you feel more cozy.
 Laura
 Keep Calm and Keep Praying

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Stitching and Reading This Week ~ January 13, 2021


Stitching and Reading This Week 
January 13, 2021


Hello ladies! 

I SPEAK LIFE, PEACE, AND HOPE TO YOU IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST!
What an interesting start to our new year. Although the world outside is frightful, I am praying that the truth will come to light and that righteousness and lawfulness will prevail. Please keep praying. It's not over yet!

I've been baking and doing a bit of housework, but I am also knitting a bit and and squeezing in a bit of reading. When do you snatch moments to read?

What's on my needles...
I just finished lengthening a hat for my son. It didn't fit him well, and his ears weren't covered. I didn't have enough yarn to lengthen it, so I chose some coordinating scrap yarn and used the helix method to make stripes. It worked great. I cannot wait to give it to him. 

I am still knitting my vanilla socks using Malabrigo sock yarn in the color Mask. I am currently working on the cuffs. I like to knit toe-up using the Fish Lips Kiss pattern for the heel. So far, every pair I've made that way has fit well.

Do you knit socks?
Have you read a good book lately?

What I'm Reading...
I'm reading The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes. It was a book chosen by my local book club. I've just started it this week. In fact, I've only read one chapter so far. It's set in the backwoods of Kentucky during the Great Depression. The main characters are a group of women who deliver books on horseback as part of Eleanor Roosevelt's traveling library. It should be interesting. 


What's on my reading pile...

You can see my Winter Reading List here.  You can see my Goodreads list here. While you're there, let's be friends!


Blessings to all of you!
Remember... keep busy.
Focus on the positive. 
Enjoy!

Have a homemade, handmade, heartmade thrifty week! 
Laura
♥♥♥

P.S  I highly recommend using Scribd. You get unlimited ebooks and audio books plus other reading materials for just one low price. $8.99 a month. You don't have to pay per book. It's all included in the one price. It's the best money I've spent this year!

If you use my link, you'll get a 2 month free trial of Scribd, and I will get a free month as well. I'm not an affiliate, it's just a neat perk that they have for their subscribers who tell their friends. I've earned 8 months free just sharing how much I love their service! You can too.

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Goodreads:  Laura Lane 
2021 I have finished 2 of my 50 book goal.

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Sunday, January 10, 2021

My Winter Reading List 2021 ~ Harvest Lane Cottage

 Hello y'all! Just a quick post to share my reading list with you for winter 2021. One of the things on My Winter Bucket List is to spend an afternoon and an evening with a good book. I look forward to doing it soon. I am embarking on a new work from home position in addition to homemaking and writing.  A few of the books below are audio books from Scribd. What's on your reading list?

The Dress Shop of King Street by Ashley Clark
Book Review
Completed January 8th


Sleigh Rides and Silver Bells at the Christmas Fair by Heidi Swain
Completed January 11th. I only gave this 3 stars, because although the writing was very good, and the storyline unique, there was unnecessary bad language and in the last few minutes, premarital s-x. Therefore, I cannot recommend it.


Roots in Wood and Stone by Amanda Wen
Review book


The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes
Book club selection 
Just began this.

United States of Socialism by Dnesh D'Souza
Recommended by my father
I'm listening to it. It's pretty heavy, especially right now.

The Hideaway by Laura K. Denton



As you can see, I use Scribd a lot. You get unlimited ebooks and audio books plus sheet music, articles, and other reading materials for just one low price. $8.99 a month. You don't have to pay per book. It's all included in the one price. It's the best money I've spent this year!

If you use my link, you'll get a 2 month free trial of Scribd, and I will get a free month as well. I'm not an affiliate, it's just a neat perk that they have for their subscribers who tell their friends. I've earned 180 free days just sharing how much I love their service! You can too.

Blessings to you all! Seize the day! Bring a book!
Laura

Find me online here:

Laura Lane on Goodreads
2021 1 finished book.
Goal 50


@lauraofharvestlane on Instagram

laura@harvestlanecottage.com

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