Monday, May 2, 2011

I'm alive still - just..

No really, I swear these past few days, I've been dying. Although today is looking better, so don't get sewing for something to wear to the funeral just yet ;o)

I've been rather ill these past few weeks, and came down with a terrible cold a few days ago.
So there's been no sewing going on in these parts at all. I can't even think of something I'd like to make, how unlike me is that.
But I have been filling my resting time, with a book, and I just thought I had to write about it.

I usually read only in bed, before going to sleep, so I never want something too heavy that will make my mind race, I like light, chic lit type stuff.
This book is called The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets, by Eva Rice.

It's set in the 50s, and well it involves a girl who makes her own clothes, and a lot of parties so of course - fashion. See why I enjoy it now??
The novelist truly works wonders in transporting you back to that time, as though you are one of the characters. It's almost a blissful book to read. It takes you into Selfridges, shopping for gowns, into beautiful old medieval english houses, into the Ritz for dinner parties.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading it (all 5 times over the past year lol) and just thought I'd tell you all who were interested in a light hearted chicklit read, it's a great book.

So once again, not about sewing. But it is there, slightly.
Hopefully I get my sewing mojo back in the next wee while. I'm hanging out for my pattern drafting class to start in a month!

Update: Doctors office rang today. Tests came back positive for Glandular Fever (mono..) No wonder I felt like I was dying! lol

1 comment:

  1. So sorry to hear you've been sick. Hope you are all better soon. The book sounds great!