Category Archives: Books

Some would think I became French when I married…

Reminiscent of Peter Mayle’s A Year in Provence,  Almost French: Love and a New Life in Paris by Sarah Turnbull was an enjoyable read. When asked how she came up with the book’s provocative title, she said – “It’s tongue-in-cheek. … Continue reading

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A Stack of Books and a new toy

I recently splurged and bought myself a new light box. I was using a 25-year-old Princesses tracing box until the bulb went out and apparently they are not replaceable. Or I’m not as smart as a 5th grader because I … Continue reading

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Hand Quilters Unite!

This is the second year, in a row, that the American Quilt Society has brought one of their shows to my home town, Grand Rapids, MI. I had quite the treat to meet up with one of my online friends … Continue reading

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There is a reason for everything

“Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.” <<< That’s a … Continue reading

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Baa, baa, black sheep, have you any wool?

Listening to The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving written by Jonathan Evison, read by award-winning narrator Jeff Woodman. A thirty something guy is at his rope’s end, running out of money, no career path or employment history, to speak of, decides … Continue reading

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Quilting is paused…

as I play with my very first Liberty of London, tana lawn, yardage! This one is called Multi Flowers 0025a, over at Purl Soho, where I picked it out. They have a beautiful selection and they are also one of the … Continue reading

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The Dog Days of Winter

I’m still reading Barefoot Sisters Southbound by Lucy and Susan Letcher on my Kindle. It’s not that it is a bad book…. It is a longer book, coming in at 480 pages. I’m still only about half way through it. For some … Continue reading

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A midweek update.

I finished another book, this week, Still Alice by Lisa Genova. This is a very mixed review for me. It is a novel, written by a Harvard professor. A neuroscientist told in the voice of a newly diagnosed, early onset Alzheimer’s … Continue reading

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Friday finishes

A couple of weeks ago, I showed you this panel of fabric I had completed using 2 1/2″ candy charms I received in some swaps. What I didn’t show was what I did with it. I added the zipper in a … Continue reading

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Sweet Strings ~ revealed

Sweet Strings is complete! The un-embroidery and re-embroidery is complete. I decided instead of wandering out, in the bright and blistering cold, to stick with the picture I took last week, when there was no snow, even if it is … Continue reading

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