Friday, April 27, 2012

The Puttering Weekly Link Round-Up

The time certainly is flying by. It's difficult to believe that it's almost May! This has been a "puttering" week for me. You know... nothing great accomplished, just a little of this, a little of that, finish up the final steps on several projects and begin several more with those first two steps.

When I get a chance, I've been sitting in a big white wicker chair in my living room, reading and keeping an eye out on the neighborhood since I'm sitting right by the huge picture window. I am getting quite a bit of reading done (finished Rosamund Lupton's Afterwards which is a fabulous book!), but I'm also enjoying scaring a black cat that (I discovered) likes to leave "deposits" beneath the window. I can also see when the mail carrier is bringing goodies to the door, and be quick to run out and scare off a young Gila woodpecker that's shown a penchant for drilling at the metal window frame of our bedroom window at 1:45 PM while Denis is sleeping.  I know... interesting wildlife around these parts, isn't there?

The case I made for Denis's Nook
Denis says that I'm going to turn into a curtain twitcher, but there's little chance of that. One, I'm talented enough to be able to sit there and see what I want to see without twitching the curtains, and two, with the sun getting ever brighter and hotter, I won't be opening the drapes in there much longer. In no time at all, I'll be spending the afternoons in the pool!

Before I head off and start listing this week's links, I thought I'd show you one of the projects I completed this week. The photo shows the cover I made for Denis's Nook Simple Touch. I used the herringbone stitch for this project because it makes the canvas look like a lovely piece of woven cloth. If you're interested in such things, you can click on the photo to see it in more detail. Now, on to those links!

Bookish News & Other Interesting Stuff

I ♥ Lists

Social Media & Blogging Tips

Book Candy

New to My Google Reader

That's all for this week. Don't forget to stop by next weekend when I'll have a freshly selected batch of links for your surfing pleasure!


  1. Cathy - I just love that cover! You are really talented. And I've often found that there's some interesting wildlife just outside, so to speak, if you look. You don't have to go to a wildlife park, reserve or zoo to see it. Thanks for the links, too!

    1. I'm glad you like the cover, Margot. Thanks! As for wildlife right out my door, say no more! You're talking to someone who's had a pot-bellied pig in her pool and a half-grown ostrich in her front yard. Not bad for Phoenix, eh? :o)


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