Friday, July 29, 2016

Episode 50" 5-0!"

I'm a day late getting the show notes up on the blog but here they are!


Welcome!
I'm Samashwilliams94 on Ravelry, @sam__williams94 on Twitter, and Samantha Williams on Goodreads, Pinterest, and Google +.
You can find the podcast under my name on Youtube.
The Ravelry group is The Yarn Reader Blog and Podcast.
Show notes are on the blog.

What I've been up to?
Started a Craftsy class, Basics of Digital Photography.

Books
I finished Son of a Witch by Gregory Maguire.
I'm currently reading A Lion Among Men by Gregory Maguire
Up next of the bookshelf  is Out of Oz by Gregory Maguire.

Crafty Stuff
I've been working on 
Behind the scenes:
Working on a hat design
Spinning:
Queue-a-long is still going on until the start of Fall!

My top 5 movies
The Nightmare Before Christmas
The Blues Brothers
Maleficent
The Lion King
Corpse Bride

Good-bye!

Happy Knitting!
Sam<3 

Monday, July 25, 2016

Memory Monday: July 25, 2016

Happy Monday everyone!
I hope you had a great start to your week so far. I know that it's an improvement for me after last week. (More about that later, maybe...)


Have a great week!
Sam<3

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Book Review: Son of a Witch by Gregory Maguire

It has been a while since I had last done a book review so I thought it would be a good idea to do a quick review of the book I had finished last night. The review will also be on my Goodreads page as well.


Son of  a Witch 
by 
Gregory Maguire

I don't have my own copy of this book yet, so I had borrowed the e-book version from my local library e-book lending website, so this review is based from reading the e-book.

This story picks up Liir's point of view after the end of the first book, Wicked. It follows him through re-gaining his memories, after a near fetal accident, and his travels while he tries to find out who he is and where he belongs. You share the horrors he faces and meet the people who influence him in some way, past or present. 
Gregory Maguire does a great job with painting each scene with vivid detail that it's easy to fall into the story. He influences his readers to root for the main characters and severely dislike those who've done wrong in the world of Oz.
For those who are worried about swearing and suggestive language, I would be cautious of this book. The humor of the book maybe not be everyone's cup of tea, so keep that in mind. Just keep an open mind, the book is fascinating and it really hooks you in. I would recommend this book for high school age and older, and those who enjoy re-workings of older stories.

If you need to series to pick up for the summer I highly recommend the Wicked series.
Happy Reading!
Sam<3   

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Episode 49: "Yay Socks!"

Hello Crafty People!

I hope you enjoy this week's episode. If you have any questions for me please leave a comment below or in the Ravelry group!

Enjoy!



Welcome!
You can find me on Raverly, Twitter, Goodreads, Pinterest, Google+, and Youtube.
The Ravelry group is The Yarn Reader Blog and Podcast.
And show notes are on the blog.

What I've been up to?
Dentist appointment.
Weekend visit to Pensacola; went to King's Sewing and Knitting Center, some stores, and the Naval Aviation Museum.
I won a giveaway!

Books
I still reading Son of a Witch by Gregory Maguire.

Crafty Stuff
I finished the Longing for Spring socks and the Golden Egg block.
I've been working on:
Spinning very little on the SW Mernio.
The Queue-a-long is still going on in the group.

TV Time
I watched the movie, If I Stay.

New to Me Podcasts
Inside Number 23.

Added to the Pile
Tea!

Good-bye!
Please like and subscribe on Youtube! 

Happy Knitting!
Sam<3

Monday, July 18, 2016

Memory Monday: July 18, 2016

Good afternoon crafty people!
I hope you all had a great weekend. We did in the Williams' household. We went to Pensacola to visit family, so this week's picture is from one of the places we went to. I'll talk more about our small trip in this week's episode.


See you later this week!
Happy Crafting!
Sam<3

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Episode 48: "Where Are My Words?"

 Hello Crafty People!

Here's a new episode for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!



Welcome!
I'm Samashwilliams94 on Ravelry, @sam__williams94 on Twitter, and Samantha Williams on Goodreads, Pinterest, Google +, and Youtube,
The Ravelry group is The Yarn Reader Blog and Podcast.
Show notes are on the blog.

What I've been up to?
Jordan's Ultrasound.
I went to Hot Topic and Old Navy.
Transferred title.
Dentist tomorrow.

Books
I finished Wicked by Gregory Maguire.
I'm currently reading Son of a Witch by Gregory Maguire.
Up next on the shelf is A Lion Among Men by Gregory Maguire.

Crafty Stuff
Knitting WIPs
Spinning WIP
The Queue-a-long is still going on! 

TV Time
We watched Jurassic Park last night.
I started season two of Regin. (Sp?)

New to me Podcasts
Suburban Stitcher
Twitch and Stitch
Sockmatician

Good-bye!
Please Like and Subscribe!

Happy Knitting!
Sam<3

Monday, July 11, 2016

Memory Monday: July 11, 2016

Good morning everyone!

I know it has been a while since the last Memory Monday, I'm so sorry about that. But I'm back with a photo to show you today!


I took this just 30 minutes ago, she has since switched sides. 

Happy Monday!
Sam<3

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Episode 47: "Some Spinning"

Happy Thursday!


Welcome!
I'm Samashwilliams94 on Ravelry, @sam__williams94 on Twitter, and Samantha Williams on Goodreads, Pinterest, and Google+.
The Ravelry group is The Yarn Reader Blog and Podcast.
The blog has all the links in the show notes.
The podcast is on Youtube.

What I've been up to?
Went out to eat on the 1st.
Did some swap shopping.
4th of July.

Books
I finished The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling.
I'm currently reading Wicked by Gregory Maguire.
Up next of the book shelf is Son of a Witch by Gregory Maguire.

Crafty Stuff
My Knitting WIPs:
Spinning
Cross-stitch
Book marks
Future Crafting
A washcloth for my swappee.

Gamer's Corners
Psychonauts
Spore

Added to the Pile
Cotton yarn
Red Heart
Earrings.

Good-bye!
Please like and subscribe on Youtube,

Happy Knitting!
Sam<3

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Episode 46: "Lots of Books"

Happy Saturday everyone!


Welcome!
 You can find me on Ravelry, Twitter, Goodreads, Pinterest, and Google+.
The Ravelry group is The Yarn Reader Blog and Podcast.
Show notes are on the blog.
You can find the podcast on Youtube, the blog, and each episode thread on the Ravelry group.

What I've Been Up To?
Four day weekend last weekend, we went to a park and watched a couple of movies.
Week of doctor's appointments.

Books
I'm currently reading The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling.
U next on the bookshelf is Wicked by Gregory McGuire.

Crafty Stuff
I finished Baby Bear Hat, Puerperium Cardigan, and Prophecy Record block. 
Projects I had worked on this week:
Cross-stitch
Bookmark Kit

TV Time
We watched Zootopia and Mockingjay: Part 2.

New to Me Podcasts
AndreSue Knits

Goodbye!
Please like and subscribe!

Happy Knitting!
Sam<3