Sunday, 21 February 2016

New Fabric and Book Club

It's been another busy week especially as it's half term and I finally managed to get to the fabric shop in town. I tried to be sensible and I did really well getting the fabrics I wanted and yes a few extras.


So I got some black taffeta and a beautiful grey shot taffeta, some poly cotton stripped fabric which will be great for the legs of dolls. I also got a couple of cotton fat quarters, white chiffon and the most gorgeous ruby red chiffon which I can't wait to use. 

Friday night was book club night and we had the most gorgeous meal and a really good giggle. Mind you we always have a really good giggle and I really enjoy the evening especially since I don't see some of the ladies as much now. 
Well the book we recently read was The Hypnotists Love Story by Liane Moriarty. 

It was a really good read though to be honest I struggled at the start as the author would switch between the two women's point of view in the chapters. At first this made it hard to differentiate between the two of them but eventually the differences began to show and the story raced on. 

As its my turn to host next I had to choose a book for us to read and I tend to add books I like through the year to a special wish list on Amazon to keep track of them. I eventually decided on a SciFi book called The Long Way To A Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers.

I bought a paperback copy this time as Girlie would like to read it, and of course me being me I finished it pretty quickly. The book is supposed to Space Opera but it seems more like Space Lite which is probably okay for book club as I would hate to give them hard SciFi to read as it can be a bit mind boggling or numbing if you're not into that genre. It is a good read though and its never going to be Ian Bank's Culture series which I loved and I must re read at some point. 

Until next time

Vic xx


  1. not read either of those Vic, currently working my way through The Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romances which is good for short stories of sexy men with wings, fangs and 'other bits' :P Highly recommend the last two I read, your book club might enjoy them, the first one is an English author, first novel, Orkney Twilight by Clare Carson, lots of descriptive narrative which really makes you feel as though you have visited the island of Orkney and the other is a translation book, nice easy to read - your girlie might enjoy it too - The Watcher in the Shadows by Carlos Ruiz Zafón. Its a bit of a cross between Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, the scene in Bavaria with the toys, and maybe a Virginia Andrews style novel.

  2. Cant wait to see what you make with your new fabrics. I have started a patchwork cushion today. I have't read any of those books, maye I should give Sci fi a shot. Enjoy your week
    Jill x