Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St. Pattys!

Well, I finally finished Cutting for Stone. It was 600 pages. When I first started it, I wasn't sure I liked it. It seemed so slow. Too descriptive for my taste. But I persevered and I was mightily rewarded. What I enjoyed about the book was its character depth. By the end of the book, I knew these people. I knew their life stories. They were good friends of mine. This book is definitely in my top 10. The problem is what do I read now? Please (please!) comment with your favorite book (for ideas).

(Other books in my top 10: Running with Scissors, Love in the time of the Cholera, Plainsong, The Bean Trees, Sarah's Key, Their Eyes were Watching God, and She's Come Undone.)


It is Spring. Not officially, not technically, but by default. Last week it snowed, this week it is 70F. Things are starting to sprout.


Time to start the seedlings! (note to self: too much moisture causes fungi. But fungi causes pretty awesome photos.)


A Gilda Knits photo set just wouldn't be the same without a droopy sunflower collage.


Oh wait. Does Charlie have something he'd like to ask?


Oh. Right, Charlie, thanks.

Here's what I got:


Can I get a woot woot for how awesome my little package is? There's some hair pins, barrettes, and pendants. AND! A cute little wallet (for my phone maybe ;)).

My little girl was just as giddy as me.

luciaspringbarretes (and yes, she is a thumb sucker. But so was I.)

My partner was Kindra at The Novice Crafter. THANK YOU, KINDRA!!!!

To see what every one else got, click on the swap link below.

So, lads, grab a pint and have a happy St. Pattys!


xxoo, Gilda


  1. Love it!

    You should join - it's where I get all my book recommendations. Until then, I really liked: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Rules of Civility, East of Eden, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, The Red Tent, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, The Book Thief, In the Time of the Butterflies, The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America. Ok, that was a lot, but I love to read and those are my favorites. :)

    1. Awesome list...I have a read a few of these too and I will check out goodreads. Thx.

  2. Woot. Thank you. I think we have the same style. I've read a couple of those and some are on my list and I'll put the rest on there, too. <3

  3. Hey!! Just now (*sigh*) catching up from a super busy weekend. Your pictures are gorgeous! OMGoodness you are such a great photographer. Charlie and your girl are so super cute. *^_____^*

    Glad you enjoyed the swap... you're the only one to have linked back (I think mostly because everyone else found the swap through Twitter and didn't have a blog...) But thank you for participating. I know Kindra is on her way home from vacation and she should be posting her pics hopefully soon.

    Hope you are having an excellent Monday!