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:

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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. 

26 September 2020

Time to Crochet an Afghan for Christmas

 Where has the time gone? Autumn is here and the leaves are falling from the trees and the birds are headed south. Temperatures have cooled off considerably and shorts have been replaced with long pants. 

You may be asking yourself where has Sharon been? As usual, I have been a bit negligent and then my beautiful Nellie Belle crossed the rainbow bridge. Ray and I were pretty torn up about it. The vetrinarian, encouraged me to get another fur baby as soon as possible. He said it would really help. I asked if he knew of someone with a chihuahua for a reasonable price. He did and that is how Sadie came to be our furry little girl.

Sadie is going through the puppy stage. She chews on everything--fingers, toes, chins, noses, furniture and kitchen cabinets. She also cuddles and gives good puppy kisses. Here's a recent picture of her with her toys and a pair of slippers she has developed a fondness for:


The object of today's post is to direct you to some patterns that are for Christmas afghans. There should still be time to crank out a few. Here's the list:

If you really don't want to bother with a pattern, it is always nice to have a grannyghan made with Christmas color yarn.

I hope all of you are doing well. I know it is hard to be in the house for most of the time but this too shall pass and life will be better.

Blessing to all of you,

Sharon

 

Blueberry Pet Bed


Many more beds for your furbaby



25 May 2020

She Shed Update for May

The she shed's completion is in sight! Husband has had plenty of extra time lately so he's done a great job finishing it. I have on order some shelves, drawer handles and a desk chair for it. I'm dreading the moving of all my toys out there but it will be so great when it is all put together. It will also be great to have 2 bedrooms that can function as bedrooms again.

Here's a quick video clip I made today for you to have an idea of what's going on with it.


Thank you so much for visiting.

Stay safe,

 Sharon