Wednesday, July 17, 2019

A Chatty Little Hello

Hello everyone.

 It's been a really nice week here at the new Harvest Lane Cottage. I've been working on those socks that I started last week. I actually pulled out the stitches and started again, because I have wide feet. I could tell it was not going to fit over my toes. I've spent a little time knitting this week. I think the new, rounded shape of the new sock toe will work better for me. I like to sit on this sofa when I knit.

 I finished a couple of books this week. I usually have six to eight going at once. I am down to four in progress. I think I will finish my list this summer if I can stay focused.

I've also spent some time at the old house cleaning. It looks like I had cancer and didn't give it a good cleaning for two years! Oh yeah, that's what happened. It's taking me awhile., but I hope to finish my part this week with my daughter's help.I'm probably about two-thirds of the way through.

 My daughter's gardening efforts are beginning to pay off. We have eaten several cucumbers out of the garden, and she made some delicious fermented pickles that we have enjoyed as well. She found a video on YouTube from the blog Farmhouse on Boone.

  Time to get ready for church. Have a relaxing evening.

Do say hello. I read every comment. Be blessed!

Making a Home

Friday, July 12, 2019

Laura Lately ~ July 12, 2019


Hello again!

 It's been quite a busy time lately, I've been trying to find the right places for everything. We have a nice sunroom with the perfect spot for my desk. Unfortunately, it's been decided that my computer is not going to be able to connect to the internet in its current location. So, for now, until we decide what to do, I'll be borrowing my husband's laptop. 

  I'm sure you're wondering what I've been up to. Here's a little bit of what I've been up to lately. 

  • I love homemade Snickerdoodles. This time tea wouldn't do. It had to be a cup of fresh, cold milk.

  • I tried a new pattern. It's the baby Barley from Tin Can Knits. It was a great way to use up some leftover yarn. I've not blocked these yet.
  • The pink is left over from some hats I made last fall for Operation Shoebox from Samaritan's Purse.

  • I bought this yarn when I visited a yarn shop in a nearby city with my friend Laura.

  • This little hat is made with some yarn left over from making my husband's Christmas hat last year.

  • Now I'm trying to knit a pair of socks that fit me. I have made Christmas stockings, Fuzzy Feet, and a pair of socks that turned out too big. There's some math involved here. Fortunately, my friend Jill is going to help me figure it out. 

  • I think that this toe shape may be wrong for me.

  • I'm considering ripping it all out and trying the rounder toe below.

  • I've found The Help to be very interesting.

  • A little blogging to say hello just below bed. 

Thanks so much for your patience, y'all. You've all been so good to be patient with me while I'm having computer problems. I hope you each have a wonderful weekend.

Be blessed,
Happy in my new home

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Summer Reading at Harvest Lane Cottage 2019

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Even with all that I'm doing and want to do in my new home, I make time daily to read or listen to good books. There's nothing that can make work go quicker for me than listening to the Bible or a good book. I especially like to use the the text-to-speech feature on my Kindle Fire 7 Tabletor listen to some audio books on Scribd* while I work or knit.

Here's what's on my book pile, my Scribd app, and in my Kindle for summer reading:

The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington
by Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch

I borrowed this from the library.
I found this fascinating.

Agony of the Leaves
by Laura Childs
I borrowed this from the library.
I think I enjoy visiting the Indigo Tea Shop most of all.

Enough: Finding More by Living With Less
by Will Davis Jr.
In my Kindle

Feathers From My Nest
by Beth Moore
In my Kindle

30 Days to Understanding the Bible
by Max Anders

On my bookshelf until 
another time

The Help
by Kathryn Stockett

Borrowed from the library
My book club's selection for July
It's a 400+ page book, but it's going fast.

Bible Faith Study Course 
by Kenneth Hagin
Finally done!
This is a MUST read. It's the book that helped me
understand faith so that I could go through cancer victoriously.

Our Lost Declaration:
America's Fight Against Tyranny from King George to the Deep State
by Senator Mike Lee
Just finished this on Scribd.

by Jill Eileen Smith
in my Kindle
Reading this slowly since it's not my top priority.

If you'd like to keep up with my reading progress,
you can follow me on Goodreads
I update my progress
Laura Lane

*I signed up for a free trial of Scribd in February. It's a service where you can read or listen to books for just $8.99 a month with no limit.  

I kept the plan, because we really use it and like it a lot. My daughter and I are using it for school and for pleasure. We especially like the extensive list of audio books. Take a look. If you sign up from this link, you can get a two free months trial, and I'll get one month free, too.