Category Archives: Travel

Sarum: The Novel of England and a visit to some of the places mentioned.

★★★★☆ Sarum by Edward Rutherford is an epic novel about the area of England known as Sarum. This novel, of more than one thousand pages, spans more than 10,000 years, covering the span of English history from primitive times to … Continue reading

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Paris The Novel

I loved this book! This was my first Edward Rutherfurd historical novel and it will not be my last. It is the history of Paris as seen through the eyes of several generations of families–aristocratic, merchant and the lower classes. I … Continue reading

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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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It takes some serious pondering to make a great quilt.

Sitting here with my feet in the sand, thawing my winter weary bones. Thinking about it being National Quilting Day and not a needle in sight…. Pondering making a beach quilt and wondering if I should put batting in it … Continue reading

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Is it warm, yet, where you live???

The last time you saw me working with Liberty of London, I left you here. And I did finally finish it. I cobbled together a few different patterns to make a sleeveless blouse. I am not much of a blouse … Continue reading

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Pushing Reset

I’m sure you wondered where I disappeared to. Or maybe you didn’t notice? We spend part of our winters in Florida and this year that part was March. It seems strange telling relative strangers, or relatives who are strangers(!), our … Continue reading

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4 hours to a smarter packed traveler

Per the norm… it all started with a trip to my local fabric store…. They have a second building with tons of home decor fabrics at discount prices. Rolls upon rolls of upholstery fabrics that are just a delight to … Continue reading

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