Thursday, August 29, 2019


OSO is a pattern by Miss Rosies Quilts.

 I had a really nice Layer Cake called Frosted Memories. I was wanting to make a wedding quilt for a friend of my daughters, and this one fit the bill.

And so it starts!

Happy Quilting!

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Lake Season

Lake Season (Bluebell Inn Romance #1)

What can I say. I love to read. And when I am reading a new book by one of my favorite authors, well, time passes quickly.

Lake Season by Denise Hunter is a tender, inspirational story. The story begins with the Bennett siblings, Levi, Molly and Grace, losing their parents in a tragic accident. Levi and Molly are young adults on the brink of  their careers. Teenage Grace begs them to put a hold on their career moves and asks them stay and renovate the hundred year old inn instead of selling. The renovation was their parents dream.

Adam Bradford, is a shy unassuming man who comes to Bluebell in search of a creative spark. As a popular author, he writes under a pen name in hopes of anonymity. Adam meets effervescent Molly and is immediately taken by her.

Molly's discovery of a love letter written in 1962 puts her on a mission to find the recipient. What ends up happening sends you into the mystery of lost love and resolution.

The story is good. Really good. Clean romance, heartbreak and discovery. I would give this one a 5+ rating.

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.

Friday, August 23, 2019

Let's talk organization

Organization is something that I really have to work at. It just isn't one of my gifts. But I would like to share a few things that helps me to be a little more organized in my sewing area.

 I think we all collect a healthy assortment of patterns as we make our way through this quilting adventure. Not only do I have patterns that I've purchased at the LQS, but I have also downloaded patterns from my computer. So what to do with all of these dreams in the making.

I came across this file folder which has worked really well for me. Comes in very handy for paper patterns.

Of course it is fun to use pretty folders.

Who said we had to use plain old office manila folders?

Perfect for storing individual patterns as well.

Another great tool for organizing. I like going vertical as it frees up work space.

I found this storage unit at Target on clearance during the holidays. It's also handy to carry if you need certain notions for a class.

My collection of scissors grows. And everyone in my household knows that if they use my fabric scissors......... well, they might walk the plank! I try to keep my craft scissors and fabric scissors separated. I found the little green garden holder and the jumbo pencil cup at the office supply store.

Whenever I find these magazine organizers at the thrift stores, I swoop them up.  It's a great way to have them organized. These plastic magazine holders can be pretty dirty, but if you  put them in the bottom rack of the dishwasher, and they come out good as new :-)

For years I have cut out patterns from magazines, or downloaded and printed them off of the computer. I like putting them in a clear sleeve and into a notebook which is a wonderful way to store them. It's fun to take out the notebook and browse through for creative ideas.

A slotted wooden ruler holder is a great idea, but I really did not have a good place to set one up. So instead I just put a nice long nail (thanks dear hubby) into the wall and hang my acrylic rulers in an out of the way place. Most rulers have a hole to accommodate such a feat.
Happy organizing!

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

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  :-)