28 March 2021

28 November 2020

The Saga of the Blue and Gray Afghan


Here is another afghan I made this year. I recently finished it although it took me a very long time. Was it a difficult pattern? Nope, as a matter of fact it was easy peasy to make. I started this way back in June and was probably about 2/3 to 3/4 finished with it by the end of the month. Then my fur baby Nellie Belle crossed the rainbow bridge. We surprised ourselves when we adopted a new little girl the next day. Her name is Sadie and she loves this afghan. In the first few days she was with us, she tried to eat it and knotted up the yarn. With a big sigh, I put it away for several months. Now, Sadie still gets into mischief but I was able to finish it with her in my lap. When I wasn't working on it, she was sitting on it or curled up under it if she could get to it.

Here she is--

Stay safe my friends.


01 October 2020

Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family

I recently finished reading Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand.  Here is a quick synopsis:


The first, epic and true story of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s life together, finally revealing why they chose to pursue a more independent path and the reasons behind their unprecedented decision to step away from their royal lives, from two top royal reporters who have been behind the scenes since the couple first met. Finding Freedom is complete with full color photographs from Harry and Meghan’s courtship, wedding, Archie’s milestones, and many more unforgettable moments. 

When news of the budding romance between a beloved English prince and an American actress broke, it captured the world’s attention and sparked an international media frenzy. But while the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have continued to make headlines—from their engagement, wedding, and birth of their son Archie to their unprecedented decision to step back from their royal lives—few know the true story of Harry and Meghan.

For the very first time, Finding Freedom goes beyond the headlines to reveal unknown details of Harry and Meghan’s life together, dispelling the many rumors and misconceptions that plague the couple on both sides of the pond. As members of the select group of reporters that cover the British Royal Family and their engagements, Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand have witnessed the young couple’s lives as few outsiders can.

With unique access and written with the participation of those closest to the couple, Finding Freedom is an honest, up-close, and disarming portrait of a confident, influential, and forward-thinking couple who are unafraid to break with tradition, determined to create a new path away from the spotlight, and dedicated to building a humanitarian legacy that will make a profound difference in the world.

I found it to be an interesting read but most of the information has already been published in tabloids and various news sources online. Harry and Meghan were painted as victims which they are not. I wanted to like this book, but I found little in it to be excited about since excepts have been posted and they have had many articles printed about them since before they were married. If you do not keep up with them then you may find this an interesting read.