Thursday, November 14, 2019

Shhhhh....

Just finished the quilting and binding of this table runner Christmas gift.

It's a surprise :-)

Monday, November 11, 2019

Tops in the works

I have several Christmas quilts to be finished. I have always enjoyed using the colorful colors of Christmas. But as I get closer to December 25th, other things take over before I can finish.

So here are some of the flimsy quilt tops.

I'm hoping!!

Happy Quilting!

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

So cute!

Every year I love to post this project because it think it's SO cute!

 I made these a few years ago for the children of friends.  They were fun and easy.  There is a Hershey bar wrapped under the snowman.  I still think this is one of the cutest little gifties for someone whether they are young or old :-)

You can find a link for the template HERE.
(p.s. be sure to turn the template to the Landscape position before printing)
Happy Christmas Quilting!

Friday, November 1, 2019

Are you ready?

Well it's the first of November!

27 days until Thanksgiving.

54 days until Christmas.

61 days until the New Year!

Are  you ready??

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Hope's Highest Mountain

 book cover of Hope\'s Highest Mountain

Misty Beller is an amazing story teller. As evidenced by her latest novel, Hopes' Highest Mountain.

Dr. Micah Bradley has hermited himself after losing his wife and daughter to small pox. Coming across a wreckage, he is able to save the love survivor.

Ingrid Chastain's mission is to deliver life saving small pox vaccine to the remote mountain of Settlers Point. With the unfortunate accident that has killed her father, Ingrid is determined to complete his mission. However, with  a broken leg it is near impossible for her to travel. She convinces Micah to help her to complete her journey.

This story is one of determination, encouragement, self forgiveness, and selflessness. Traveling the Montana territory in the 1800's would have been daunting. Yet Ms Beller brought the adventure alive with her descriptive narrative. She wove a story of lost faith, and how God encouraged Micah through this trial. The characters were well rounded, and even though there were many real dangers,  they were able to resolve them with courage and hope.

During the early 20th century, small pox is estimated to have been responsible for the death of 300 - 500 million people. Many of which were children.The development of the small pox vaccine in the early 1800's proved early inoculation warded off the disease. Ingrid's determination to get the vaccine to the remote mountain village, even if she had to walk there, was paramount to this story. Great historical fiction.

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Happy Wedding

I finally got the binding all sewn down and finished this quilt. It was 82" x 82", the largest quilt I have quilted on my machine.  But I just love it!



I hope the newlyweds love it too!

Monday, October 21, 2019

Aiming for Love




Wow! This has to be one of the most refreshing stories I've read in a long time.

Aiming for Love by Mary Connealy is the story of three sisters, living in a remote mountain their whole lives. When Dave Warden comes in search of pasture land for his cattle, he finds himself captured by Jo. This wild hunter, who moves silently through the forest. Jo is curious and fascinated by Dave. Her sisters are more resistant to having strangers from the outside world.

This is the first novel by Mary Connealy that I have read.and it was certainly very enjoyable. The budding romance between Jo and Dave are a hallmark as the attraction between them grows. As Jo invites Dave's family into her home, sister Ursula's fears escalate. And little Ilsa's medical prowess takes the Warden family by storm. This story has so many new and refreshing twists. A total delight. I loved it. Looking forward to the next one in the series.

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