Friday, July 28, 2017

Tea Time with Tiffany #106 - Battling nerves & exciting book club plans...

Happy Friday everyone, and welcome to our late July edition of:

Today I talk about performance jitters, the height of the summer festival season, and plans for future book clubs. Join me!

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Items mentioned in this episode:

This week's amusing dance adventures post

On my Bookshelf

  • Summer equestrian theme - Sabotage (Love Inspired Suspense), by Kit Wilkinson
  • The next 2 books in the Living Water trilogy for Lenten/Easter book club 2018 - The Thief (on sale right now for $4.99 for Kindle), and The Tomb.

Prayer Corner: St. Maximillian Kolbe novena

Creative Commons:  Downton Abbey crocheted shawl. Pattern is Happily at the Abbey, and the yarn is Knit Picks' Stroll Hand Painted.

Original finished shawl (colorway is the discontinued Hayride):

Newly started shawl in different colorway for Irena (colorway is Big Top):

What's going on with you this weekend? What do you think of my book club ideas? Do you have a book suggestion for our Advent book club? Please write in!


  1. Yes! I will definitely reread The Thief. Lent and Easter sounds like a great time for that and The Tomb. :-)
    I like the idea of skipping the fall for a book club. That's going to be a CRAZY time for me as well. I'll start thinking of ideas for an Advent book.

    You're going to do great with all your dancing this weekend! <3
    I'm looking forward to meeting up with my roommates from the past 2 years for Mass on Sunday! :-) I have hardly talked to either of them since May.

    1. Hey Sam! So glad you're in for the upcoming book clubs! <3

  2. I like the idea of having more book clubs and the suggested timing. I don't have an Advent suggestion today but I think it should be Christmas (or Advent) themed. Using the rest of the books in the Living Waters series for Lent/Easter could work well. The Thief gives me pause just because I'm not sure how much I want to read a story set around the crucifixion. However, if I can get a copy from the library I'd probably join in. The Tomb involves the story of Lazarus which interests me more. Interestingly the author's website lists The Tomb as book 0 in the Living Waters series.

    I'm also working on a shawl in fingering weight yarn but mine is knit. I just finished a worsted weight hat so I'm readjusting to the feel of fingering weight. I recently ordered a lot of yarn and more than half is fingering weight so there are more fingering weight projects in my future.

    1. Melanie,

      oh INTERESTING. Still a rising from the dead theme, so that's good. ;) I just really like the timing for those two.

      What shawl pattern are you making?! I just love shawls.

  3. I'm knitting the Kindness KAL Shawl. The KAL was earlier this year so I'm not doing a KAL. I'm knitting it in Knit Picks Spacewalk gradient.

    1. oooooooo! I love that gradient yarn, been wanting to try it!

  4. Love your plans for the future book clubs -- I'm definitely in! Since you mentioned prayers, I could use any extra thoughts and prayers this week for a very special intention. Thanks!

    1. Hi Kevin! I'm so glad, and you got it on the prayers! My work day leaves a lot to be desired :0 so I will offer it up for your intention!


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