Crochet Along, Books, and Dogs

I can’t believe it’s been over a month since I updated my blog! In the process of deleting myself from other social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, I forgot to update my website. Setting up this website was time consuming and tedious so I think I’ll keep it up for now anyway.

The coffee and wine crochet groups have been going well. I’ve met a nice small group of women and a few of us are currently working on this raffia circle bag crochet along. My yarn is by Premier Yarns and the bag pattern is by Tree Studio. It’s fun to work along with others doing the same project so we can share ideas, progress, problems, etc. I can’t wait to see how they all turn out!

My first book club at the library hasn’t been as successful as the crochet group. No one showed up for the first meeting. I think that sort of set the tone for the book club because no one has signed up for the second meeting on June 1st. I haven’t had much luck with the last couple of book clubs that I’ve tried to start. People seem to get easily offended if the subject matter is something that makes them uncomfortable or they want to discuss other topics that have nothing to do with the book or they haven’t even bothered to read the book. I guess it’s just as well. I have probably over 100 books on my Kindle that I still need to read. 🙂

I’m still teaching a couple of people how to crochet and that’s been fun. I forgot how challenging learning how to crochet can be for a beginner. But I’m happy to share what I know and witness their excitement and satisfaction when they “get it.” Not everyone does, at least not right away. It does take some practice. So if you’re reading this and you live local and would like to learn to crochet or just learn some new stitches or new projects, send me a message and we’ll set up a lesson.

Last, but never least, we had Phoebe’s 3rd birthday at the library a few weeks ago and it was loads of fun! She read with several children including a few of her favorites, we gave away a crochet puppy and we shared books, lemonade and cookies. It was a good day! We’ll be adding some extra reading time to our library schedule for the summer. We’ll still be reading with kids the first Saturday of each month, and we’ll also be reading every Thursday throughout the summer from 1-2:30. We hope to see you there!

Phoebe’s Birthday