07 July 2012

Just Surfing (and a review)

I've been blog-hopping a lot this week, and on one of my trips visited Little Miss Shabby's blog. She's having what's called a Fusion Blanket Sew Along. You can read about it  here.

It's basically a bunch of double-sided charm squares, each with a crocheted border. And I tell you what, I think those squares are so, so gorgeous! So gorgeous that I'm going to borrow a photo and paste it here for you to see:

Source : Little Miss Shabby

See! Isn't it pretty? Now imagine a whole of these together - swoon! Makes me wish I could crochet...

Needless to say I'll be dropping by LMS's blog often to see how things come together.

Moving on, I had a couple of comments on my last post asking for a review of The Kite Runner (thanks for visiting dahlinks!). Umm, I've never done a review before, but just for you gals I'll give it a quick go.

And so,

The book centers around 2 boys, Amir and Hassan, growing up in Afghanistan in the 60s/70s. They come from totally different backgrounds, but are best friends and share a common bond. Each has  a deep effect on the other, even after they are separated. Due to political changes happening in Afghanistan at that time, Amir eventually leaves his country and builds a new life in America. Years later, he receives a letter that will bring him back to Afghanistan and force him to face his past secrets, and which, ehem, will change his life forever.

Now The Kite Runner is not the usual genre of fiction that I read. I work in a fast paced and taxing industry, so when I read I usually pick the light and easy stuff, like comedies and romances. But it didn't stop me from enjoying this book. It has a riveting storyline and the author, Khaled Hosseini, writes simply beautifully. I also like that I got to learn a bit more about Afghanistan and its political past. Sadly, there is very little exposure to world history in this country, so I also give this book also a point for its 'educational' content, heheh.

At its core, it's a very 'human' story, if you know what I mean, so expect it to tug at your heartstrings.

So then, I hope you've enjoyed all that.

Now go have a great weekend and I'll see you very soon :-)


MamaDaniel said...

wow.. fabric and yarn dikahwinkan... memang gorgeous..

maybe it's time to buy a crochet hook for yourself cik zara.. hehehe.. i recommend tulip gold.. hehehe.. ;)

MamaDaniel said...

oopss.. lupa.. thanks for the review.. sounds interesting.. :) mamadaniel dah lama tak baca buku!!! (*malu*)

Rosh said...

i wish i could crochet too ;P... btw, thanx for d review.

Pieced Brain Quilt Designs said...

Love that block! Thanks for sharing the picture... and for the review (if you feel like reading some more, check out the books I read and reviewed - one of my favorite things to do when I am not quilting!). And... crochet is super easy. You've got to try it out!

Zara said...

Thanks for your comments girls!

MamaD, you're a whiz at crochet, I think you should make a fusion blanket :-)

Rosh, be sure to read the book!

Denise, I'll be sure to check out your books soon too!