I am changing it up and retiring Monday Mantras. It was a wonderful blog series, however, I wanted to start sharing not only things that I am reading from around the web, but what I am reading in print format as well. I absolutely love reading, so I am constantly reading, books, magazines, blogs, etc. Most of the things I am reading are sewing related except for most of the novels. Each week, I plan on sharing what’s on my nightstand as well as what I’ve enjoyed from the web.
I am actually pretty far behind in blog reading at the moment, so some of these are from a few weeks ago, but I only recently read them. My poor blog feed has been neglected and I am about 2 weeks behind on everything and that is way better than it was….
- The Kelly Anorak pattern from Closet Case Files is going on my Christmas list. I thought it might be a wonderful addition to my winter wardrobe.
- The Within: Knitting Patterns to Warm the Soul book looks like it is filled with awesome patterns. Now if I could finish knitting the shawl for my mom… I could get something new on my knitting needles.
- I adore this bralette from Madalynne. I just picked up her Simplicity patterns and am hoping to start on them on Sunday.
- So, I totally have a thing for capelets, so I am adding the Kerry Capelet from Designer Stitch to my Christmas list, too.
- I read Starry Night by Debbie Macomber. I am a huge Debbie Macomber fan and this was a quick and delightful read, plus it’s a Christmas novel which just makes me happy!
- The next book, I started is Murder at Fontainebleau by Amanda Carmack. I am a few chapters in and this is the first book I have read from this author. So far, I am enjoying it.
- In the magazine department I read the latest issues of Threads, Sew News, Creative Machine Embroidery, and Clean Eating.
- I also read The Dress 100 iconic Moments in Fashion by Megan Hess. This was an awesome birthday gift from one of my bff’s and she had no idea that I actually adore Megan Hess’s illustration style and follow her on instagram. It was a quick read, but the illustrations are amazing!