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2018 Reading Challenge

2018 Reading Challenge
Lee has read 0 books toward their goal of 52 books.


The Book Thief
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
Gough Whitlam
A Short History of Nearly Everything
At Home: A Short History of Private Life
One Summer: America, 1927
Gone with the Wind
Who I Am
Small Bamboo: How my family's journey on a leaky boat led to our wonderful life in Australia
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Sushi for Beginners
Rachel's Holiday


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Thursday 27th September, 2018
#BooToYouReadthon TBR!

Lee xox

Wednesday 26th September, 2018
Magical Mystery Gift

Happiness is reaching 15%! Guys!!
The greys are blending nicely and i'm beyond chuffed with the blues !
I cannot WAIT until the gorgeous pinks and purples I have begin to make an appearance
I'm even MORE excited to see if Joyce can guess what it is yet!??!

Lee xox

Monday 24th September, 2018
Bobbly wreath

Say hello to panel #5!
I decided to give the wreath a try, as I already had 3 'faces' and thought it may even things up a little I REALLY love the mint green background! Keeps things nice and light and hopefully acts as a bit of an equalizer against that strong, bold red I went for on the Christmas tree panel
Eeeeee it's definitely getting my bells jingling for Chrissy!!! I have NO IDEA what that means, but i'm going with it !!

Lee xox

Saturday 22nd September, 2018
Reindeer Bob(bly)!

Panel #4 in my 'Christmas Character Pixel Blanket' is complete! Isn't he FRICKEN ADORABLE!!!
I'm really digging the purple with the browns I think they compliment each other beautifully. Much, much better than the yellow/brown convo on the original square! No offence to the creator but yellow and brown together...mmmmmyeah no !
Super pumped to get started on panel #5 as soon as I decide which one to go for !

Lee xox

Thursday 20th September, 2018
Book #28 | Reading Challenge 2018!

Lee xox

Monday 17th September, 2018
Joyce's Portrait @ 10%!

We are all systems go!! My portrait for Joyce has just hit 10%! and i'm SUPER happy with my greys! They appear to be blending well and playing together nicely at this stage so here's hoping it continues when a few of the darker shades decide to join the party
Really excited to see more of the background colours come up too Although that may take a while!
So pumped for this one!! xox
Lee xox

Sunday 16th September, 2018
Book #27 | Reading Challenge 2018!

Lee xox

Friday 14th September, 2018
Der Rabe Creations Halloween-a-long 2018!

Say hello to my entry for the 'Der Rabe Creations Halloween-a-long 2018'!
I had an absolute BALL making Twinkiechan's 'Pumpkin Beret'! How cute is it !!!?!
I followed Twinkie's video tutorial over on her YouTube channel and it was so super easy and so super fun that I DEFINITELY encourage you all to make one!

By rights, I really should turn him into a 'Jack-o-lantern' beret, but I would like to be able to wear this one all year round. I'll just have to make a second one !
I should mention, if you would like to participate in the 'Der Rabe Creations Halloween-a-long 2018', you can! Just head on over to Nicole's ANNOUNCEMENT VIDEO to get the low-down on the rules and regs, and then come and enjoy the fun !!

Lee xox

Thursday 13th September, 2018
Book #6 #Classicfilmreading | #26 Reading Challenge 2018

Lee xox

Monday 10th September, 2018
Books and Hooks!

Confetti time!! The first milestone has been reached on the portrait for Joyce! It just hit 5%!
It's tricky to see, but already there is the teeniest speck of blue appearing over on the left! Definitely minor, but as we know in my world, that signals that it's time for a bit of mash-potato-ing !!
I reckon Joyce is going to pick what it is by the 10% mark... although, there is a good chance that she may guess it already! Either way, eeeeeee excited to be working on this one !!!
The only things that could slow me down are currently residing on the couch... because i'm too lazy to put them away

If you watched my book haul video, you'll know I attended the 'Lifeline Book Fair' on Friday! For those not on Facebook or twitter, my willpower gave way yesterday and I returned and walked away with another 12 books !
Which means I scored a grand total of 44 BOOKS!! Let's hear it for not having to have to buy another book for a while !
Overly ecstatic with my purchases, but the stand-out definitely came along yesterday (so thank goodness I went back for another look!) I cannot believe that I found a book by Anita Loos ! Anita Loos wrote "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes", which I read and ADORED a couple of years ago and I have been on the lookout for her biography (sadly, no longer in print!) ever since. I loved GPB, but it was actually the little forward/intro she had written IN that book that had me laughing out loud. So hence, I want to learn everything there is to know about her. Sadly the book I found yesterday isn't her biography, but I just can't tell you how wide my grin was when I stumbled across her name staring at me from the stacks!!
Gotta love those magical finds !
So once I finish up my current read, the last that counts towards the 'Summer Cinema Reading Challenge,' I am going to be really spoilt when it comes to my next choice of book ! Not a bad pickle to find one's self in!

Lee xox

Saturday 8th September, 2018
Book #5 #Classicfilmreading | #25 Reading Challenge 2018

Lee xox

Friday 7th September, 2018
Lifeline Book Fair Book Haul!

Lee xox

Monday 3rd September, 2018
Rudolph the cute-nosed reindeer

You know how I said the bobble stitch was addictive and super fun?!?...
I started work on this little guy yesterday and BOOM BABY I've already hit 50%
Can we just take a moment to appreciate the cuteness thus far!?? My word.... and I thought the penguin square was cute!!?!
I really love the light lavender background too! It was a bit tricky to choose a yarn from stash that wouldn't clash too terribly with the brown. However, after seeing Terri's reindeer square and her use of purple, I thought yep....that's the way to go !
Not gonna lie.... I am starting to feel a little 'Christmassy'!!!

Lee xox

Sunday 2nd September, 2018
Take 2!

So, for some strange reason, one of the posts I popped up last week disappeared I'm guessing I accidently deleted it in a pre-caffeinated state...
That post contained A LOT of magnificence... therefore, I am reposting it today !!
The uber talented Mireille sent in a picture of her Harry Potter portrait and guys...

I know I say this every time I receive an email that contains pictures of a piece you guys have made but AAAGGHHH MIREILLE HE'S PERFECT!!! !!!
Thank you so much for sending him in and i'm sorry for the mix up with posting him!!

Along with Mireille's magnificent, magical morsel (that makes no sense but for the sake of alliteration, I went with it ) my cro-jo sister JOYCE finished up her Hufflepuff crest!!

I believe this is the first of the four crests Joyce will be making towards a mighty CREST CURTAIN for her house #RESPECT!!
To say I cannot WAIT to see it, is most definitely the understatement of the century! Amazing work as always amazing lady !!
SO much HP beauty!! Makes you want to stop everything and re-read and re-watch them all immediately doesn't it?!
Plans for today = sorted.

Lee xox

Saturday 1st September, 2018
Crochet Catch Up #17!

Lee xox