Who is your favorite author?

Who is your favorite author?

Many patrons have asked the library staff, “ Who is your favorite author?”

I have so many but I’ll start with Jacqueline Winspear.

Jacqueline Winspear has written a series of mysteries with the main character Maisie Dobbs. The first in the series title is entitled simply “Maisie Dobbs,” and the series follows her through her adventures as a girl in service as a maid, who is encouraged by her employer to read and learn from their library. World War 1 ensues and she becomes a nurse on the front lines. Her story describes what was endured through WWI. That is all I’ll tell you now so I don’t wreck it for you! Heart wrenching, adventure, mind bending stories. Please start at the beginning and enjoy the ride.

For the complete list of Maisie Dobbs books, please visit Jacqueline’s website!

“Plarn” Rug – Part 2

“Plarn” Rug – Part 2

Donna’s corona virus project is in the works.
I’m trying this project with Red Plastic bags to make a small rug.

Start with the cutting of the Plarn, plastic yarn, with rotary cutter and mat. You can use sizzors but, easier with rotary cutter. 3inch circles, will get 4 per bag. Then loop circles together to make the Plarn.

Started to make a circle with crochet size N, pattern calls for size Q, have to go with what I have.

The Plarn is not as easy to use as yarn, it does not slide as easy and the knots get in the way. I’m amazed at how much Plarn is needed for this project but it is taking shape.
About an 1 1/2 hours of work between cutting the Plarn and then crocheting it. About 4 inches in diameter.

About 2 hours more and about 20 bags to make this so far 7 inches in diameter.  It is making a close to 1/2 inch thick rug and is getting easier with a larger piece to work with. 

I hope some of you have started a plarn project as well! It will be fun to compare our rugs.

“Plarn” Rug – Part 1

“Plarn” Rug – Part 1

Here’s an interesting “safer at home” project: I’m going to try and make a small area rug out of used plastic grocery bags.  To do this I’m going to make what they call plarn out of the grocery bags which is another way of saying ” plastic grocery bag yarn” and then crochet it into a circle. Neat way to use and recycle grocery bags at pretty much no cost.

I’m going to be following the directions at this website for crocheting the rug.


First I need to make some plarn. I’m using the directions at this site to get started.


I think my rug will be red as I’m using Piggly Wiggly bags. This sounds very Edgertonian don’t you think? I’ll post pictures as  I go, and I hope some of you will try making a plarn rug as well!

Staff Book Review!

Staff Book Review!

What would you do if you had unlimited time to do it? I remember thinking that, and now I have it!  Boy have I been reading, quilting, lawn clean up, washing things, sleeping in and of course watching to much news on the virus. All in all things are okay.

I’m going to share a book review of one of the historical mysteries I’ve read recently.

“A Dangerous Act of Kindness” by L P Fergusson.

This book title reminds me of our plight now with the virus but it is a different kind of danger. World War 2 setting, about a recent English widow who comes across an injured German pilot on her dairy farm in England during a humdinger of snow storm. It’s a story of how we can still be humane and compassionate with someone who is our enemy and taking great risk at being that. The book also reveals how hard it was for the woman left to run farms on their own with the men away at war. It is believable and a real page turner.

I highly recommend it. FIVE STARS!