Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Happy Days

This past weekend I had the opportunity to gift this quilt to a little friend. A couple of years ago, while my husband was attending an event, Jackie checked on me, kept me company and brought me special things to eat.We had delightful conversations and, even though she was working, kindled a friendship.

So when we returned to New Jersey, I took the quilt and gave it her.

I think she liked it.!

Happy Quilting!

Friday, April 12, 2019

Bag Lady

Are you a bag lady?

What kind of bags do you like?

Do you have a special pattern you prefer?
I can do pretty well making totes, but working with zippers can be a little challenging for me.

So tell me, are you a bag lady?  Share which patterns you like the best.

Monday, April 8, 2019

The Memory House

The Memory House - Rachel Hauck

The Memory House by Rachel Hauck is the story about two women, separated by 50 years. Beck Holiday lost her father at 9/11. She also lost all memory of him. 50 years previous, Everleigh Applegate's life is changed in an instant when a tornado rips through Waco, Texas, leaving her a young widow. Though the years, their lives intersect briefly. Both women are shattered by their losses, Everleigh can't let go of her memories, and Beck can't find hers.

The Memory House is a departure from some of Ms. Haucks other novels. It was sometimes hard to follow the different characters point of view. But the story is a gentle lesson about forgiveness and healing. The story takes you on a journey through tine. Where memories linger and brings hope and healing,.

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

Friday, April 5, 2019

Little by little

Cutting accurate 5" blocks with my GO! Baby. The GO! takes the work out of the cutting.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Far Side of the Sea

Far Side of the Sea by Kate Breslin is by far the best historical fiction I've read this year. I loved this  World War I story and the beautiful way Ms. Breslin wrapped romance and mystery around the tale.

Lieutenant Colin Mabry has made a promise, and he is set on fulfilling it. When he receives a message by carrier pigeon from the woman who saved his life, he sets out to find the girl he left behind and bring her back to England. Who he finds in Paris is Jewel Reyer's half sister Johanna. After finding Jewel's diary, Johanna is convinced she is alive and equally seeks to find her sister. And will not be dissuaded otherwise.

I loved this story of espionage and adventure. Kate Breslin weaves such a beautiful romance in the midst of suspicion and trust. The historical element was equally fascinating. I would give this a 5+ rating.

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

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

A special day

 Don't just count your years,
Make your years count!

Once a year, we each have a special day.  I hope you will help me celebrate mine :-) 
Happy Quilting!