Mid-Week Break

Now that everything’s all prettied up, I’m ready to get back to my regular blogging adventures. Here’s some randomly awesome stuff – put your feet up and take a little break from the week. You know you need it. (Me too.)

  • This is the best damn news I’ve heard in a long time: 5 Exonerated in Central Park Jogger Case Agree to Settle Suit for $40 Million (from the New York Times). HELL YES. I guess it’s not exactly a done deal yet, but I will never forgive New York if the deal falls through somehow.
  • This is a great little article from Buzzfeed about Why You Should Read Like A Teen Again. It’s as if someone dictated that right from my mind! I am forever trying to re-capture that feeling, even – just as the author said – through the shame of enjoying (and hating, simultaneously – ugh, the loathing of Bella and everything she stands for!) the Twilight series. What’s the last book you read that gave you that reading-like-a-teen feeling?
  • I can’t wait to make Noodlehead Snappy Manicure Wallets for my mother and I! Added to the (endless) sewing list!
  • Oh, Edgar Wright, how I love you. Here’s a great video (via the A.V. Club) showcasing the genius of Edgar Wright’s Visual Comedy Chops.

Here’s some eye candy – enjoy your week, friends!

Mid Week Break - 25 June 2014

1. Untitled, 2. Tilda Quilt, 3. Farfalla the Flying Narwhal, 4. The Crown, 5. Striped Cup Hazel Atlas, 6. Spring Tree, 7. Singer featherweight, 8. Angled Frames Quilt Kona Cotton 8 kinds of Aqua, Teal, Turquoise, 9. Schnitzel and Boo Mini Quilt Swap finish!, 10. Fox, 11. French Knot Color Wheel, 12. Today is Mother’s Day in France. Wishing all my friends and family here a bonne fête des mères ! #embroidery #broderie #crafting #crafts #nofilter #needlework #needlearts, 13. lily final, 14. cloud roads, 15. Rabbit Embroidery Pattern, 16. pansy

7 Comments on Mid-Week Break

  1. Robin Wilkinson
    June 25, 2014 at 18:09 (3 years ago)

    There are so few times in life you can “read like a teen” again. The last time for me was Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson. I then read everything he has written and Cryptonomicon is his best.

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    • julie
      June 26, 2014 at 09:08 (3 years ago)

      I know, it’s such a shame, isn’t it? Teens have no idea how lucky they are in that way! Thanks for the book pointers – I’ll definitely check those out!

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  2. anne
    June 26, 2014 at 01:23 (3 years ago)

    That reading like a teen thing? YES, YES, A MILLION TIMES YES! One of the many reasons I don’t want kids of my own and I like having quiet weekends to myself on occasion.

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    • julie
      June 26, 2014 at 09:07 (3 years ago)

      Glad it’s not just me that misses that! Even when I was little, and I’d get those summer special editions of the Babysitter’s Club, which were really long*, I’d curl up in the one air conditioned room in the house, under the dining room table, and just read for hours and hours. I would somehow be so lost in the book, I wouldn’t notice my parents going about their business, and I wouldn’t get distracted from my BSC world at all. I find it so, so difficult to recapture that now! I have too much buzzing in my brain – fabric and yarn, among other things – and leave myself way too little time to read in the first place. Every now and then a book will get me like that, and I crave it so much, I almost don’t care whether it’s really any good or not! :)

      (*Well, they seemed long, and I loved having more in one book so much!)

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  3. Rebecca
    June 26, 2014 at 02:35 (3 years ago)

    Hey! Thanks for putting me in your collection!

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    • julie
      June 26, 2014 at 09:04 (3 years ago)

      Of course – I love your knots so much!

      Reply
  4. iHanna
    July 1, 2014 at 20:20 (3 years ago)

    Love all these yummy embroidery photos, so colorful and happy!

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