Wednesday, December 28, 2016

For the Record

This time of year, many of us take a little break from blogging. So in light of slowing down after the fast pace of holiday preparations, I thought I would review a book I recently read.

"For the Record" is the first book I've read by this author. She put a delightful spin on this novel. In the late 1800's women were still left in the dark as far as being in a business profession. Betsy Huckabee has dreams. Dreams of being a writer, stirring readers with more than local gossip and weather reports. When Deputy Joel Puckett breezes into Pine Gap Missouri, his life is about to take on new challenge. The small town has problems, and locals think they can deal with it in their own way. Deputy Puckett stands by enforcing the law. When Betsy decides to write a story about the tall Texan, she finds herself tangled in a web that may likely cost her and the Deputy more than they bargained for. 

The story was so entertaining, with lighthearted banter between Betsy and Joel. When they join forces to discover who is behind the crimes taking place in the small town, they end up with more of a surprise than they had ever imagined. 

I received a copy of this book from the publisher. The review and opinions are solely mine.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Bread for the Journey

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. 
John 3:16-17

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Christmas Prayer

Loving Father, help us remember the birth of Jesus, that we may share in the Song of the Angels, the Gladness of the Shepherds, and the Worship of the Wise Men.
Close the door of hate and open the door of Love all over the world.  Let Kindness come with every gift and Good Desires with every greeting.
Deliver us from evil by the Blessing which Christ brings, and Teach us to be merry with Clear Hearts.  
May the Christmas morning make us happy to be Thy Children and the Christmas evening bring us to our beds with Grateful Thoughts, Forgiving and Forgiven.
For Jesus' Sake........ Amen.
(Robert Louis Stevenson)

Friday, December 23, 2016

The finals

A couple of years ago I bought this panel, thinking I would decorate towels for Christmas. Well, I knew it would never happen. When I came across a pattern in a quilting magazine, I decided to use the panel for this final Christmas quilt.

And YAY the last Christmas gift is finished!!

Definitely a Whoop!

Monday, December 19, 2016

The weather outside is...

So many have posted about the snow in your area. But where I live, I think the Reindeer will be putting on water skis, instead of snow skis.

And here is why..........
I love living in Florida :-)

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

SMS Winner

Pssst.... and the winner is...

# 16 Rebecca!
I've already contacted her and will be mailing out her prize this week!

Happy Quilting!

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Friday, December 9, 2016

Happy Christmas quilt

Here is the quilt that I most want to finish this year!

A ufo for several years, I would love to finish it and hang it during the Christmas season. Most recently I added the border and found backing. Here's hoping I can have it all quilted by Christmas Eve.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day


Welcome to the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day.  It's a huge Giveaway campaign to help find new (and old) blogs.  Each year hundreds of bloggers participate. If you are new to my blog, I hope you will take a look around, check out my tutorials and book reviews, and come back again.

This year I am giving away two quilting books that use fat quarters.

I love fat quarters and have a very nice collection of them. So to spice up the giveaway, I'm including four fat quarters to help get you started on a new project.

How to enter?  Leave a comment on this post to be entered. To participate, all you need to do is answer this question. Are you making handmade gifts for Christmas this year? And because I ♥ my Followers, Followers (old and new) may leave a SECOND comment letting me know how you follow. 
Due to the rising cost of postal rates, this giveaway is for US readers only. You must have a way to be contacted. If the winner is a no-reply comment, it will not qualify and I will draw another winner.  Giveaway will close on Sunday December 11th.  Winners will be notified by email.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  If you are new, I hope you will visit again.  It's always fun to meet old friends and welcome new ones.

Happy Quilting!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Friday, December 2, 2016

A Partridge in a Pear Tree

I've been working on the 12 Days of Christmas by Kate Spain. Almost finished, just need to find backing.