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Bloggers Quilt Festival

Bloggers Quilt Festival

Welcome to Amy’s annual Quilt Festival where bloggers are encouraged to share the quilts they have made. Here is how to play: Write a new post (old posts will be deleted).  Share one quilt, and it’s story.  Why you made it, why it is special to you, what you learned about quilting/yourself while making it. […]

Red Hook Road – Book Review

Red Hook Road – Book Review

Maybe, Ruthie thought, now more than ever some kind of statement was required, a refusal to submit to loss, to let it work its mischief on them. And maybe it was that kind of stubbornness in the face of grief – about which Mr. Kimmelbrod knew more than anyone, the art of which, even more […]

Sunday Salon – October 24, 2010

Sunday Salon – October 24, 2010

October 24, 2010 10:00 AM Good morning, faithful readers. I missed you all last week – it was just one of those weekends when there was so much going on, I had no computer time to sit down and fashion a Salon post. My sister’s house was full of nieces (and a couple of their […]

Bumble Bee Lap Quilt

Bumble Bee Lap Quilt

Here is my latest quilt which I made for my sister Donna. She recently remodeled an upstairs bedroom into a black, yellow and white craft room…and I thought these colors would be perfect for that room. It is a simple four-square pattern using Dab of Jazz (yellow and black colorways) by Gail Fountain (Maywood Studio). […]

Stranger Here Below – Book Revi...

Stranger Here Below – Book Review

Her daddy told her, the night before she left, never to slip. He needn’t have said anything; by then she was already expert at it. Live where they live, eat where they eat, learn where they learn – but keep your eyes down. Do it all well, but not so well they think you’re uppity. […]

Adopt-A-Dog Month Giveaway Winner

Adopt-A-Dog Month Giveaway Winner

Thank you to those who stopped by to enter this five book giveaway courtesy of Hachette! As promised, I used Random. org to select five commenters…then I picked one lucky winner whose comment touched my heart the most. Here were the five commenters selected randomly: Comment #7: Pearl Comment #1: Amanda W. Comment #4: Mari […]

Mailbox Monday – October 11, 20...

Mailbox Monday – October 11, 2010

Welcome to Mailbox Monday – hosted this month by Avis at She Reads and Reads. Each week readers share the contents of their mailboxes and then link up in one place. This week I only got one book – but it looks like a good one! Other Press sent me a copy of The Witness […]

Sunday Salon – October 10, 2010

Sunday Salon – October 10, 2010

October 10, 2010 9:00 AM Good morning and welcome to this week’s edition of Sunday Salon. It is a bright, clear and cold October morning here in New England…the perfect day for me to bake an apple pie and make some roasted butternut squash soup to eat with a crusty loaf of good bread. Yum! […]

Free to a Good Home – Book Revi...

Free to a Good Home – Book Review

It may not be earth-shattering, but it’s something. And I think to myself, if dogs can be rehabilitated, can learn to love and trust again, maybe we can, too. – from Free to a Good Home, page 288 – Noelle Ryan finds herself mourning the loss of her husband who leaves her for another man, […]

Hiroshima in the Morning – Book...

Hiroshima in the Morning – Book Review

In Brooklyn, in 2001, I was making a list. I knew I was leaving, but if I had known how thoroughly my life would shatter over the next six months, into gains just as astonishing as the losses; if I knew I was saying goodbye to the person I was that night, that decade, that […]

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