Friday, December 6, 2019

Wrapped up in Christmas

Okay quilting gals, this one is for you!

 Wrapped Up In Christmas

Janice Lynn and Hallmark Publishing has produced a heartwarming story about a soldier who receives a Quilts of Valor quilt while he is recovering in a military hospital. Broken in mind, body and spirit, the quilt gives him a sense of hope when he thought all hope was gone. He sets out to find the little old lady who made the quilt and thank her. What he finds is not a little old lady, but a young, lively woman who loves her community and church.

Sarah Smith has had her own heart broken. By her aunt Jenny who passed away, and a boyfriend who left. She dives into renovating Aunt Jenny's house into a Bed and Breakfast. Advertising for a handyman, she immediately hires Bodie Lewis when he shows up at the community center.

Sarah's love of all things Christmas enchants Bodie, who as a career military man, never had time for celebrating. But an IED put an end to Bodie's career, and he is moving on. Bodie is leaving, and Sarah is staying. The tug of hearts makes for a complicated relationship. And with the meddling matchmaker Butterflies, things get pretty interesting.

Janice Lynn has written such a poignant story, sprinkled with humor and budding love. This is my first novel by Ms. Lynn. I will definitely be reading more of her books.

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.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Day 5

Okay so here we are on day 5 - first project.

I took a quilting class back in the early 80's, thinking I would make a quilt for my infant son. It was to be a sampler quilt. I have no idea what happened to those blocks because my sister in law went to a different class and learned Eleanor Burns Quilt in a Day method. Best thing that happened to our quilting world.

This is the result -


Happy Quilting!

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

31 Day Blog Writing Challenge

I've contemplated whether I will take the 31 Day Blog Writing Challenge again this year. I did this last year and it was fun to make it all the way. So if I miss a day or two, you'll have to excuse me this time.

I'm going to try to do a little bit of catch up with this post.

Day 1 was Introduction. If you follow along on my blog already you may know a bit about me. My name is Jocelyn and I live in the Sunshine state of Florida. I've been quilting on and off for about 30 years. I'm a traditional quilter and do all my own machine quilting, simple as it is.

Day 2 is sewing space. When my son married in 2015, I took over his room as my quilt room.

It's been through several configurations, but the sewing machine still is in front of the window.

Day 3 Sewing machine - If you know me, you know that I love my Bernina. Hubby bought it for me as a Christmas gift back in 2003.

I also own a little feather weight that I use for travel. 

 And my newest baby is my Sweet Sixteen.

Day 4 is Favorite tools - and by far my favorite tool is the Rotary!

So that catches me up. I'll try to be good and post every day. Even it just a little :-)

Happy Quilting!


Among my stash I found another Christmas panel.

Quilted and bound, it is now ready to be sent off to a friend.

Monday, December 2, 2019


The clock is running down. Christmas will be here in 24 days. Better get the seat belt fastened!

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving

So once in every year we throng
Upon a day apart,
To praise the Lord with feast and song
In thankfulness of heart.
~Arthur Guiterman, The First Thanksgiving

Wishing you a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving!