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Monthly archives for July, 2011

Pure Bliss…

Pure Bliss…

I decided to join a terrific quilt along which is being hosted by Anne Marie at Gen X Quilters, Lisa Marie at That Crazy Quilty Girl, Melissa at Lilac Lane, Heather and Megan at Quilt Story, and Jen at Reanna Lily Designs. Even though I am late to the party, I could not resist the […]

Sunday Salon – July 31, 2011

Sunday Salon – July 31, 2011

July 31, 2011 Welcome to The Sunday Salon, an event that unites readers each week. Pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee or your beverage of choice and join the discussion! It is hard to believe this is the last Sunday in July. The days are flying by. We’ve been working hard to […]

The Reservoir – Book Review

The Reservoir – Book Review

On March 14, 1885, a body is floating in the old Marshall Reservoir, in a light snow, and then under a waxing moon. – from The Reservoir, page 1 – One early spring, post-civil war morning in Richmond, Virginia, a young woman is found floating in the city reservoir. She is nearly eight months pregnant, […]

Everything Beautiful Began After R...

Everything Beautiful Began After – Book Review

On the way back home through the dusk, she’s going to ask her father for the story of how he met her mother. All she knows is that someone fell, and that everything beautiful began after. – from Everything Beautiful Began After, Prologue – Three people’s lives intersect in Athens, Greece one summer. Athens has […]

Mailbox Monday – July 25, 2011

Mailbox Monday – July 25, 2011

Welcome to this edition of Mailbox Monday! This month Mailbox Monday is hosted by Gwendolyn at A Sea of Books. Make sure you visit Gwendolyn’s blog today and add your link … you’ll also find links to other readers’ mailboxes there. To see the schedule of this meme’s host, please visit the dedicated blog. Last […]

Sunday Salon – July 24, 2011

Sunday Salon – July 24, 2011

July 24, 2011 Welcome to this week’s edition of Sunday Salon. Put your feet up, grab a cup of coffee (or your beverage of choice) and get ready to chat about books! July has been a rather slow reading month for me because my work schedule got a bit crazy. I missed last week’s Salon […]

A Little Quilting for Summer…

A Little Quilting for Summer…

I finally found some time to sit down and work on some quilts. One of my most recent lap quilts is nearly completed (just need to hand stitch the binding) and I’ll be posting about that one soon. But, I also decided to join a group of like-minded quilters over on Flickr for a Summer […]

Weekend Cooking: Farmer’s Marke...

Weekend Cooking: Farmer’s Market Bounty

*All photos in this post may be clicked on to enjoy a larger view I love summer for the Farmer’s Markets. There is nothing quite like browsing the stalls of the local farmers and picking up the freshest produce. My tiny little mountain town has started having a market on Tuesday afternoons…and last week I […]

The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s...

The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives – Book Review

“Wipe your eyes,” she said, passing me a rag. “It has been a month since your parents died. This is not your home and it will never be. A girl cannot inherit her father’s house because it is everyone’s prayer that she will marry and make her husband’s home her own. This house and everything […]

A Reminder to Slow Down

A Reminder to Slow Down

I just read a post by one of my favorite bloggers, Andi…and it truly resonated with me. In her post, Andi talks about the need to just sit and contemplate, slow down, and find the peace away from the buzz of the Internet. It reminded me of a guest post I wrote for author Ru […]

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