Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Friday, September 25, 2020

Finding Wings


Deborah Raney winds up the Chandler Sisters series with a heart warming story.

It seems that Britt, the youngest of the Chandler sisters, is always making sacrifices. First caring for her mom, when she becomes sick and eventually dies. Then caring for her pregnant sister, who is on bed rest. Along with the maintenance of the Airbnb she and her sisters run. Britt tries to find her way, and her wings, for her life and future.

When Britt finds Phee on the floor in a pool of blood, EMT Rafe, talks her through the emergency and helps her until an ambulance can arrive. Enchanted by this hero, she meets Rafe and they try to find ways to get to know one another through their busy life schedules. Britt and Rafe's story is one of challenges and learning to understand each other. As they fall in love, will they trust God to write their story?

Deborah Raney writes with so much heart, she opens the door to your imagination. I loved the first two sister stories, and this one rounds out the series. There is some drama but in the end the love of family shows how sisterhood can be a beautiful loving thing.

I received a complimentary ebook copy from the publisher, through Net Galley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Monday, September 21, 2020

The Edge of Belonging

The Edge of Belonging

Have you ever read something so satisfying, that when you arrived at the end, you close the book and just sigh?

Amanda Cox took my breath away in the first paragraph. She has penned an exceptional debut novel.

1994 - Homeless and unloved, Harvey James comes across a new born baby. Left by the side of road like trash. And trash is what Harvey lives for. But this is love at first sight. And Harvey is determined to keep baby Ivy from the foster system that nearly buried him alive.

Present day - Ivy Rose, caught up in a web of a controlling boyfriend, just misses saying good bye to her grandma. As she dismantles her grandmothers home, there are more questions than answers. Questions about where did she come from? Who was her birth mother. Nobody seems to have answers. Except the missing journal her grandmother left behind. And somebody took.

This story is heartwarming, and compelling. The story crosses present day and 1994 in split-time. Yet it's hard to say, is it Harvey's story or Ivy's? Amanda Cox weaves so many difficult topics seamlessly. This Edge of Belonging is well written and satisfying. It was amazing to me that this was her debut, as she has written like a pro already. Touching me like no other has affected me in a very long time. I look forward to reading anything else Ms.Cox writes.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from Revell. All views expressed are my honest opinion.

Saturday, September 19, 2020



Blogger has finally caught up with me! I've reverted to the "legacy versions" every chance I had.

But as of yesterday, it is not longer and option! It will be interesting to see how this plays out. 

So many options are not available to me anymore. I've already lost my ability to check for posts that don't come to my email. So if you have posted something and you don't see it, well I'm sorry I can't approve it :-(  I just don't understand why they have to change things when they were working fine. Sigh!

Friday, September 18, 2020

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Contact information

Patti, you left a message on my blog but no contact information. Can you please send me your email address and I will be happy to give you all the details.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Losing it

Ok, I admit it. I am slowly and consistently losing my quilting mojo. It has been more than just what this year has brought. More like the love of quilting has gone out of my heart and life. I am considering moving my fabric stash out, and I need to sell my HQ Sweet Sixteen quilting machine. 

Amy (Diary of a Quilter) had some good suggestions of where things could be donated. Amy is such a generous soul and shares some really good ideas.

Sew Goodness monthly sewing project featured by top US quilting blog, Diary of a Quilter

If you know anyone who is interested in a practically new HQ Sweet Sixteen, please have them contact me for the details.


Monday, September 14, 2020

Your Hospitality Personality

"Hospitality is a gift both given and received."

Your Hospitality Personality by Morgan Tyree was a delightful insight into why hospitality is an important part of our lives. Finding your personality type opens a path to opening your home and showing you how to maximize your ability to being a host.

"Hospitality hurdles can stop you from being inclined to host, but they don't have to. They can instead motivate you and help you to grow as a host."

With the onset of the Covid pandemic, it's been hard to gather together with friends and family. Yet we are created to connect with people. It's a natural flow of fellowship, whether for a meal, coffee or social media. We can't all model the perfect hostess, but this book helps to define our hospitality personality, and guide us in discovering our strengths and weakness. Learning how we respond to the pressures of hosting, this book will help  you develop tools as a host.

Take the test. I think you will enjoy finding out what your hospitality personality is.

I received a complimentary ebook copy from the publisher, through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

Friday, September 11, 2020

Day of Remembrance

Today is a day of remembrance,
a day that we've counted no more,

the lives that were lost one September morning
as our country woke from shore to shore.

The innocent men and women
who entered eternity's gate,

the pain that our nation encountered
as we beheld their indescribable fate.

A day that changed us forever
as we wept and mourned the loss of an age

we watched with horror at the ruins
and stepped into a new centuries page.

This time in history will be remembered
for the grief and unity held,

by a Nation free and proud to be heralded,
America! God bless you we yelled!

So mark this day one of memory
of a time God held us together

We will never forget,
God is still in control of our land,
let us hold that in our hearts forever.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Monday, September 7, 2020

Last summer holiday

What kind of plans do you have for this last summer holiday?

We have been holding off  to invite people over but as the numbers are falling, we plan on having a few over for Bar-B-Que.

Event from last year

So as everyone enjoys this Labor Day weekend, here is what my hubby loves to do.


Enjoy the day! 

Friday, September 4, 2020

Not enough

I found these little pieces of fabric that were left over from a quilt I made.  I love to make pincushions, so I thought, hey, why not!!

You can never have enough pincushions, right?
Enjoy a Happy Quilting day!

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

September- National Sewing Month

Do you have big sewing projects in mind for National Sewing month? Where will you start? Share with me what projects you have in mind.
Happy Quilting!