Monday, 23 January 2012

International Hermit and Stitch Weekend and World Book Night!

Did everyone had a good International Hermit and Stitch Weekend? I didn't get as much done as I meant to, but I still got a fairly decent amount done, more that I expected to so that's okay. It was a pretty busy weekend, so I can live with it. And I managed to get some more white done, which is in itself an achievement, because it's evil and I hate it. Excuse the bad picture by the way, I got a new computer this weekend (so happy, it actually works, I've started being able to comment on peoples blogs again), but I don't yet have picture editing software to trim my pictures like I normally do.

For the Brits, has anyone heard of World Book Night? Part of it is that you can volunteer to be a book giver (there are 24 different books to choose between) and give out 10 books to random people to encourage them to read.
This year World Book Night hasn't yet reached it's target number of givers, so if you fancy signing up then why not give it a go. World Book Night Giver I actually can't remember which book I've signed up for, it was either Small Island, Good Omens or Remains of the Day, I think it was Small Island by Andrea Levy (an absolutely brilliant book by the way). I've also convinced my other half to sign up, he's a chiropractor so he's going to give them out to patients if he gets it, which I think is cool.


18 comments:

Kaisievic said...

I love the idea of World Book Night - so cool. So sad to think that there are children/people out there who do not feel the joy of reading a good book.

Hugs, kaye xooxx

Topcho said...

I know about the World Book Night, but it isn't as international as I would love it to be :( O can just hope it will expand to other contries some time soon so I can take part

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely progress on your HAED. I hadn't heard about World Book Night.

sharine said...

Great progress!

EvalinaMaria said...

WBN is an awesome idea, unfortunately Canada is left out (just for now I hope).
Congrats on your WIP great progress.

Anne said...

I love that idea of WBN!! Too bad it isn't here in Canada. Maybe it will come across the pond!! Lots of great progress by the way! LAnce and Gwen is looking great :D

Joysze said...

Looking great, Kim. I didn't notice it in your last post, but that green plant peeping in is darling!!

Yvon (jioya) said...

you did great with the white!!
I heard about WBN ,i hope we get something like that in the Netherlands too, i love reading but know a lot of friends who don't like it.

Hugs Yvon.

Julie said...

Great progress.

Reading is my other big love.

Lucky you that your OH is a chiropractor.Reminds me to sit straighter just seeing that word. ;)

Melissa said...

Great job! I can't wait to see more :)

♥ Nia said...

A small progress is always a progress ;) Looking good!! :D

missy-tannenbaum said...

Oh, white is awful to stitch, unless it's on dark fabric, but your project is looking amazing, regardless of what you had to stitch! Also, World Book Night sounds really cool! Here (in a smaller US town), we do something called The Big Read some years, where the entire town picks one classic book and does book club meetings for it. I haven't really known people who participated in that, though, so maybe it isn't all that successful.

TammyK said...

Nice progess :-)

Linda said...

WBN..thank you for sharing. Did not know it existed. Fantastic job on your HAED!

The Maiden said...

White is evil, but it will look so good once it is all in! Great progress!

Tama said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty! I'm enjoying watching it grow.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I work in a bookshop so my boss says I HAVE to sign up! I'm torn between The Stand, Owen Meany and The Wintergirls (teen and kids fiction is my area).
I'm more into the World Book Day for kids and am expecting a batch of vouchers for my toddler group any day now.
ps nice stitching!

Ewa said...

Lovely progress! I love seeing this one grow :)

I've never heard of the book exchange (granted, I'm in California) but it sounds like a great idea! I just don't actually have many books anymore - I cleared everything out when I moved a few months ago :(