Wednesday, August 14, 2019

A Glitter of Gold

A Glitter of Gold is the latest novel by Liz Johnson. Having read many of her previous books, I was anxious to get my hands on this one. And she did not disappoint.

Anne Norris moved to Savannah, Georgia to start a new life, only wanting to live a life of anonymity. But after a hurricane pushes through Savannah, she discovers something on the beach. Something of worth. She cautiously approaches the museum curator, Carter Hale, with her find. Carter has possession of a diary that, if he can provide credibility, will be the answer to his dreams. And so the story brims with a most fascinating account of pirate life in the 1700's,

This story is about trust. Trust when trust has been violated. To the point of ruining Anne's life. Can love, finding forgiveness and accepting grace change all of that? I think there is a powerful message here.

Just like Liz Johnson's other novels, I was totally captivated by this story. She has a way of weaving faith, love, and mystery to bring you to a satisfying conclusion. Definitely a five star for me.

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

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

She has arrived!

Our sweet little princess arrived on Sunday morning. We are all so grateful for her safe arrival. Mom and Dad are doing well. Mom ended up having a csection, as baby had turned sideways. Big brother seems to be doing well with the new addition. A new adventure for everyone. Including grandma and grandpa :-)

Have a happy quilting day!

Wednesday, August 7, 2019


Waiting the arrival of our newest granddaughter, I made a quilt in the colors of pink and gray.

Hurry Shaina, we are waiting for  you  :-)

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Love this pattern

For the last few days I have been working on a quilt, cut from one of my favorite patterns.

I use this pattern when I teach beginners how to quilt. I have made this pattern in a variety fabrics and it always looks so different when put together. You teach on point, and then you can work just about any pattern. 

I love this pattern!  Happy Quilting! 

Friday, July 26, 2019

Sit a spell

Enjoy the summer with the "real thing" and a spot on the porch.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Pass it on

Several years ago I taught my BFF how to quilt.  She had been down to Florida and was only stopping by my house for a day or two.  But we managed to get the basics down and she has been a fantastic quilter ever since.

But you know the really best part about teaching someone how to quilt, is when that person passes it on to yet someone else.  And that is exactly what happened.  My friend taught a friend of hers and, as the saying goes, the beat goes on.

Except to say that these ladies have far exceeded my ability.  I have always been a simple quilter.  I like to make traditional style quilts in basic patterns.  But get a glimpse at what the next generation has already produced.
Now I want you to know that this lady, Michelle, designed and appliqued this quilt for my friend.  Each branch of the tree bears the names of my friends children and grandchildren. This is by a lady who has only been quilting for 2 or 3 years!  

So get busy people, and pass on your gifts.  It's amazing to see where the pathway will end up.

Happy Quilting!

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

The Spice King

Elizabeth Camden has once again written a fabulous historical fiction in The Spice King. I absolutely loved her characters and the depth of their interaction.

Annabelle Larkin is determined to win a donation from the Delacroix plant collection. Fresh out of school in Kansas, she feels somewhat at a lose to be living and working in Washington DC. Working in the Smithsonian for only two months, she tries every way she knew to contact the elusive Gray Delacroix.  After writing two times to Gray, she refuses to give up, being the latest of in a long line of botanist who'd tried and failed to make headway with Mr. Delacroix. If she can obtain the coveted Vanilla Orchid, she would secure her position with the Smithsonian. Boldly she makes her way to the Delacroix home. Along the way she spies a Spice map and hopes to gain entrance to entice his interest. As she meets Gray she notices that he is quite ill, the effects of Malaria, but he demands to see the map. Adamant that he doesn't trust the government, Annabelle charms her way into the man's greenhouses.

This is the most charming tale. The story is full of historical insights from a time when there was no regulation on foods stuff. I love how the relationship between Gray and Annabelle progressed and how they learned to trust each other. A definite 5+ star on my scale.

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