July Reading Challenge: Stories to Stitch By
This month our challenge is: Published before 2000…and is focused on choosing on a book that was written and published before the year 2000.
This challenge gives us soooo many good reading options!
A few of my favorite reads from before 2000 are:
Agatha Christie books are always on my summer reading lists….fun, easy reads. (In fact, I just finished Death on the Nile.)
Charlotte’s Web is on of my top 10 favorite books of all time. Sweet. Simple. Beautiful.
Written in short story/essay form this book is delightful with good messages.
A book about a boys rowing sounds…well…lame…but this book is inspiring and a must read. I loved this book! Just read it.
Sweet and sad. Lovely and haunting. I love the words and the simple illustrations.
This is a folktale about two old women who are abandoned one harsh winter….
I love books where the characters are imperfect, relatable, and lovable…and this book is full of them. I’ve read it to school classes and with book clubs. It is a favorite.
And a few reads, that I HAVEN’T read, that are on my list for this month include:
Sooooo…now that we have some reading choices let’s check out a couple of quilt patterns that go with our pre 2000 theme:
The first one I have is our Technical Difficulties PDF Quilt Pattern:
This quilt was obviously inspired by the technical difficulty bars that would show up on my TV screen as I was growing up. The quilt is fun to make, have, and use.
And the second quilt pattern for the month is:
I love this pattern.
Not just because it works well with so many different kinds of fabrics..but also because it works up to such a great lap quilt for grandparents.
Alright…so that is that!
July is all about going back in time before the year 2000!
Happy reading and quilting!