I started Quaker Pumpkins by Hello From Liz Matthews at the beginning of July and worked on it on and off for a couple of weeks in that month, then I'm afraid I lost interest in it.
I'm not one of those people that can just put a few stitches in here and there, I much prefer to set aside a chunk of time to sit and stitch, that does mean that I'm less productive though, especially now with looking after grandchildren, who are still on school holiday and taking my turn looking after mum.
But last week, apart from one day, I had a child free week and a week off from my turn at mums, (we have all taken it in turns to have a week off 'mum duties' so that we could get a decent break). It was lovely not to be clock watching every day and thinking about being somewhere by a certain time, and of course It meant I had some free time for stitching.
It was never my intention to stitch the words on this piece, so with a bit of luck, and some stitching time I'm hoping to get it done soon.
I have an idea how I'd like to finish it but, I don't know if my finishing skills are up to it, we shall see.
I opened my surprise book this morning as I will need something new to read tonight. There were a couple of guesses as to what the book might be and some people, like me, hadn't got a clue. There was one person however who guessed correctly. Gloriade said she thought it was Whitethorn Woods by Maeve Binchy, and she was right!
I've only read one other Maeve Binchy book and that was a long time ago. This one has mixed reviews on Goodreads, but I'm going to give it a go and I'll let you know what I thought later in the month.