Category Archives: Reading

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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Making Progress

Last week I was kicking myself because in the middle of a project I ran out of natural colored quilting thread. Who runs out of such a basic item, one I use constantly. Seriously. I tore the house apart looking … 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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Books I loved, and not so much, in 2011

~One thing that I learned this year is that the books I loved most were the books I heavily researched and read the reviews for before I spent good money on them. Generally, I saw them on several favorite book … Continue reading

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What are you reading this week?

I this book. A historical fiction book that really makes you appreciate what your ancestors might have went through, to live, and possibly die, among strangers, in a new land.  You would never know this was Pamela Schoenewaldt’s début novel.  Beautifully … Continue reading

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In one of my past lives..

I am sure I was a pioneer.  I may have even lived in a little house on the prairie. Oh, how I had a special connection to that book, as a child.  They could do and make anything and were … Continue reading

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