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Finally Able to Show My First PIF Finish

  • Posted on May 28, 2012 at 10:05 pm

I finally found the time the other week to send off my first PIF gift for this year and Christine was the recipient. Unfortunately, either the USPS or Canada Post struck hard and the glass piece in the front of the pendant didn’t make it, but I let her know where to potentially find more or how to just pull it out and back the back to compensate. Stupid mail. *grumble* Anyway, she seems to be tickled and I’m so glad she likes it.

The design is a Teenie Tweenies design from The Sweetheart Tree named Sweet Valentines. Instead of the charm in the center, I put her initial. I stitched it over one on 36 count antique white evenweave and then finished it in this 1.5″ pendant frame and sterling silver bail and chain. All in all, it turned out even better than I had hoped and I am definitely pleased with the result.

And a close-up shot:

Book Review: Give Me: A Tale of Wyrd and Fae by L.K. Rigel

  • Posted on May 28, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Give Me: A Tale of Wyrd and FaeGive Me: A Tale of Wyrd and Fae by L.K. Rigel
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I found Give Me to be quite a fast-paced story; one that kept my attention and interest. After having to put the book down for a couple of weeks due to lack of time for reading, I found the need to finish it in one sitting, staying up until the wee hours of the morning to do so. It was almost hard to follow in the middle, with a lot of back and forth between time periods and timelines, but it all came together in the end in a way that wrapped up everything into one bundle that made perfect sense. The worlds of fae and wyrders were quite fascinating to me; I dare say that I wouldn’t mind being a faeling with a wyrder’s skills myself. 🙂

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Book Review: A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire #1) by George R.R. Martin

  • Posted on May 1, 2012 at 3:23 pm

A Game of Thrones  (A Song of Ice and Fire #1)A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I read this book after watching season 1 of the HBO series because I prefer to watch a movie or series and then read the book so that I’m not disappointed by the visual version. In this case, I found the the HBO series followed the book so closely that there were no surprises and not really as much additional details provided by the book. I loved season 1 of the season, so it goes without saying that I loved the book, as well.

The obvious issues I have with both are the foul language and the treatment of most of the women. The full nudity in a few scenes of the HBO series had me squirming in discomfort at what I was watching. The more I watched, though, the more accustomed I became to all of it. Go ahead and call me jaded; I probably am by now. 😉 Now that season 2 has come to a close, I will be picking up book 2.

Getting back to the book, the plot turns and twists really kept my attention and I was actually shocked by some of the directions that Mr. Martin took. Much of it was totally unexpected! So, if you think you know where the plot is going, you’re likely wrong. Enjoy the ride!

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