Tuesday, July 25, 2017

What to do, what to do

Many years ago, I made this Sampler quilt. I've only made a couple of samplers, but the fabric from this one seems pretty dated to me.

So what would you do? Would you finish it? Should I change the borders to something solid?? Or just stuff it into the trash? I loved the blocks, just not the fabric so much anymore.

Any suggestions?

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Friday, July 21, 2017

Antique quilts

Last week hubby and I took a drive up to the Ocala area. We visited several antique malls and I was surprised to see so many quilts on display.

And finally this little gem.

It was fun to scout out these old quilts.

Happy Quilting!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

High as the Heavens

Reading has become a hobby of mine. When my children were small, and I was schooling them, I never had time to read for pleasure. When they finished school, I think I've been making up for all those lost years.

"High as the Heavens" is a story that takes place during WWI. When Germany occupied Brussels, Evelyn Marche becomes a nurse to the allies and the enemy. She moonlights as a spy for the Belgian resistance, and finds herself walking into more danger than she bargains for. On her way to meet up with her contact, an explosion lights up the sky.  She watches a plane crash a few hundred meters away.  As she rescues the man who is lying near the burning engine, she is shocked when she recognizes the man she thought she had lost forever...her husband Simon.

I have read Kate Breslin's earlier novels, "Not By Sight" and "For Such A Time" and enjoyed them both.  Ms. Breslin has a way of weaving her novels, surrounded by history, into touching and engaging stories.

One of my favorite lines from this book is when Simon confronts the Major that Evelyn has been working for.

"I'm here because she's in danger, Herr Major. I need a truck and a pass to get to her."

"You fight for the Allies. Your soldiers shoot ours." The major scowled. "Why should I help you?"

"Because my daughter saved your life."

Both men turned to see Louise Marche's diminutive figure standing beside the table. With arms raised, she held a pistol pointed at the Hun. "And now you must save hers."

Simon drew in a sharp breath. How had she managed to filch the gun from his coat pocket?

Kate Breslin has created a tale that will take you back into the era of the great war. Hunger, starvation, and death surrounded this generation. Kate shows how these heroic women were a part of helping win the war. If you would like to read more about some of these women, and how their bravery helped the war effort, here is LINK.

#HighAsTheHeavens #AmReading #BookLove 

 I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All views expressed are my honest opinion.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Not just for barns anymore

I love these metal quilts from the Classic Metal Company. Wouldn't they be a fun addition to  your home?

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Piggy Bank Challenge

 Val's Quilting Studio

One year ago, I signed up for Val's Piggy Bank Challenge. Even though I had to raid the bank a couple of times, over the course of the year I saved almost $70.00. But I know I can do better! So I'm accepting the challenge again at Val's Quilting Studio  

How much do you think I can save this year? To make the challenge even more challenging, the person who guesses how much I save over the course of the next year within $5 at the reveal, will receive a Starbucks gift card.

Will you join me and take the challenge?