This week, I liked hosting my book club discussion group. It means the house gets cleaned, there's a reason to buy some yummy snacks, and we've read a good book to talk about. I like these seasonal napkins I found at Bed, Bath, and Beyond to use for the treats!
Our book for this month was -
which we all really liked!
It is kind of a quirky story, set in a neighborhood in England, a bit of a mystery, lots of neighborhood secrets, and two 10 year old girls who set out to solve the mystery.
Tuesday it was Read Aloud Day in my town. A local organization helps fill any classroom whose teacher wants to participate with a guest reader, and it's something I've done every year since I retired from teaching. I love reading aloud to kids - I used to read aloud to my 5th graders every day, and I've missed that since retiring.
One of the books I read was this one, by a favorite children's author, Cynthia Rylant.
I love her word choice, and often used her books to inspire kids in their own writing.
I ran across a Quilt Along this week that I decided to join. It is the Moss and Lotus Tomte Sew Along over on Instagram. This is actually the second year it has taken place, and I didn't join last year, but this year I decided to go for it! You can find out more about it on Instagram @mossandlotus, or on the blog HERE.
Tomte are little gnomes or elves, from Sweden. The patterns are paper-pieced, and turn out so cute!
I was looking around for a new series to watch on Netflix while I'm sewing, and discovered that the series, "Glee," is available!
I loved this show and watched it all the way through when it was on originally, so I'll enjoy the chance to see it again. The music, all the quirky characters and teenage angst, and the teaching life as it's portrayed were all fun for me!
Have a great day! I'm off to visit with the rest of the I Like Thursday crew, over at Not Afraid of Color!