If only this could be my reality! Well it was...I remember the lazy days of summers long ago. My grandmother would let me set up the dyna (a feather bed from a trip to Iceland in the 50's) in the hammock under the maple tree. I'd curl up with a wonderful book and an ice-cream milkshake... hours would gently roll by, as I floated away to whatever magical place I was reading about.
I don't seem to have the luxury of 5 minutes, let alone hours, these days...but if I did, this is where I'd be. Sipping iced mineral water and reading all my craft books...or planning my fall knitting, maybe catching up on the latest Martha (I've had it for weeks and have only done a quick glance). Whether your reading time is limited, or you have plenty on your hands, check out the new virtual book club...for CRAFT BOOKS! Seems like a great way to preview future purchases or motivation to dive into the ones you already own.
Well...I'm off to clear my books away from the hammock "scene",so that I can invite my almost 10 year old down for some afternoon reading. It's his turn for a lazy summer. Recreating some of our favorite early memories with our children is one of the greatest pleasures of parenting.
We've got more company coming, so I'm whipping up some presents....photos to come. I'm also working on future tutorials inspired by your interest. Thanks for checking in!