March 2011 archive

Every Last One – Book Review

Every day, with few variations – snow, minor illnesses, the failure of the paper to arrive, a lost backpack, a sleepover that’s left us one, or two, or sometimes even three kids shy of the usual full set – every day is like this. Average. Ordinary. More or less. – from Every Last One, page …

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Every Last One – Book Giveaway

Every Last One by Anna Quindlen 400 pages ISBN 978-0812976885 Random House Trade Paperbacks; Reprint edition (March 2011) Anna Quindlen is fast becoming one of my favorite authors – and with her novel Every Last One (released in trade paperback this month through Random House) she stole my heart (read my review). I cannot gush …

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P2 Squared Modern Quilt-A-Long

Ryan Walsh and Charlie Scott of Patchwork Squared are hosting the debut of their design company’s first modern quilt along. This is a 7 week FREE on line class where participants will learn how to construct 9 modern quilt blocks using only solid fabrics. The quilt along will begin Monday, March 28, 2011 (you can …

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Mailbox Monday – March 28, 2011

Welcome to this week’s edition of Mailbox Monday which is hosted each month by a different blogger. To see the schedule of hostings, visit the dedicated blog. March’s host is Laura at I’m Booking It. Make sure you visit Laura’s blog today and add your link … you’ll also find links to other readers’ mailboxes …

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Shadow Box Quilt: A Monochromatic Challenge

*Click on any photo in this post to enjoy a larger size. Name of Quilt: Shadow Box Size: 50″ X 50″ (Lap Size) Fabrics Used: Kona Cotton Solids in Magenta, Pansy, Mulberry, Crocus, Petunia, and Violet Binding: Oval Elements by Patricia Bravo in Amethyst Designed, machine pieced and quilted by Wendy Robards The Modern Quilt …

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Sunday Salon – March 27, 2011

March 27, 2011 Oh what a horrible week of weather we have had here in the mountains of Northern California – snow, sleet, hail, rain, thunder and lightening, ice, and blustery winds. But, if the weather forecast is to be believed, Spring is just around the corner with sunny skies and mid-60 degree temperatures beginning …

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Separate Beds – Book Review

The bedroom was Annie’s sanctuary. This was contrary to all her expectations. It was supposed to be a shared wellspring from which Tom and she would draw strength…a place of comfort and safety where they could talk and find peace in each other’s company. But not so long after Mia had left the family and …

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In Case you Missed it…

Here is the clip of Jodi Picoult answering my question about music therapy during the Livestream Interview with the Atria Literary Salon back on March 7th (you can watch the entire interview here). Please follow and like the blue thistle

Conversation in the Cathedral – DNF

People are collapsed at the base of the monument and around them a dung heap of cigarette butts, peels and paper; on the corner people are storming the run-down buses that become lost in dust clouds as they head to the shantytowns; a policeman is arguing with a street vendor and the faces of both …

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Mailbox Monday – March 21, 2011

Welcome to this week’s edition of Mailbox Monday. This wonderful weekly meme was started by Marcia at The Printed Page. She now has given it its own blog – and the meme tours from blog host to blog host on a monthly basis. This month Mailbox Monday is being hosted by Laura at I’m Booking …

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