Saturday, January 12, 2013

New Year, New Things

It has been a crazy, busy new year for me! I was offered to sell some of my items with a group of WAHM on Day Dreams. My items still can be found at my Storenvy page, Unique Creations by Tracy. When I am not working on orders I am working on some new items for the shop.  I am starting to make a line of loveys for infants and toddlers that I just love.  Here is a picture of the Hippo Lovey I have finished and is up in the store. Pattern by

In between orders I have started the next lovey which is a giraffe. I also have made a few new hats for the shop that can be made in sizes newborn to adult. Here is a peek at them.

 Lil' Lovebug Hat
(Pattern by Nutsaboutknitting)

Heart CrossStitch Hat

So this is what has been keeping me so busy these days! Oh, I am also working on planning our Disney World trip coming up in a few weeks too. When we get back I will share some of our experiences and pictures. 

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Courting Cate by Leslie Gould

 Courting Cate 

 I loved this book, and didn't want it to end. First of all I love reading books about the Amish. There are some aspects of their lives that I just love but others that I don't think I would be able to handle.  Cate is one of the first Amish characters that I felt I could relate to a lot.  A lot has happened in Cate's past that has made her the person she is which does not mix well with a lot of people.  She is very strong willed and stubborn but does have a soft side to her once you get to know her.  Cate is also not like most Amish women in that she loves to read and helps her Dat with his business, and she is not into caring for the home and cooking like most Amish women spend their time. Cate's mother died when she was young, so Cate took over caring for her younger sister early on and putting her sister's needs first over hers.  Now she is not interested in marrying because of her past experience with Amish men in her community, but her Dat makes the rule that she must find someone and marry before her sister Betsy is allowed too.  Betsy is very spoiled and knows how to work her sister to benefit herself.  At the time this rule is made a man named Pete shows up in the community, and there are sparks between him and Cate.  Cate is unsure if Pete really has feelings or if he is being payed off by others to court her.  There are lots of twists and turns, and  ups and downs between Cate and Pete. If you want to find out if Pete really has feelings for Cate or not then go pick up this book, because I don't want to spoil the end of it for you. I just know I look forward to reading the other books in this series and hope to read more about these characters in future books.

I received this book free from Bethany Publishing Group for a honest review.