August 2011 archive

Sew You Wanna Quilt? – Books and Inspiration

Welcome to the the fourth installment of the Sew You Wanna Quilt? series. I am a book lover as you all know, so of course I have to include a post about quilting books! If you love books and you become a quilter, you will most likely begin collecting quilting books. I use my books …

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Sew You Wanna Quilt? – Fabric Obsession

For this edition of Sew You Wanna Quilt? I am going to be talking about fabric – where to find it, how to select it, how much to buy, how to store it, and color and value. Readers are addicted to books and quilters are addicted to fabric. I don’t know one quilter who doesn’t …

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Steinbeck: A Life in Letters – Book Review

Of course a writer rearranges life, shortens time intervals, sharpens events, and devises beginnings, middles and ends and this is arbitrary because there are no beginning nor any ends. We do have curtains – in a day, morning, noon and night, in a man’s birth, growth and death. These are curtain rise and curtain fall, …

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Mailbox Monday – August 15, 2011

Welcome to this week’s edition of Mailbox Monday. This month Mailbox Monday is being hosted by Staci at Life in the Thumb. Make sure to visit Staci’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 …

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Sunday Salon – August 14, 2011

August 14, 2011 Good morning and welcome to this week’s edition of The Sunday Salon. I have been reading all week from Steinbeck: A Life in Letters and have been greatly enjoying this book. It is giving me insight into Steinbeck which helps me appreciate even more the work he did over his lifetime. This …

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Sew You Wanna Quilt? – Creating a Quilting Space

Welcome to Sew You Wanna Quilt? This is the second installment in the series. Quilting requires a little dedicated space. It does not have to be fancy. It can be an underused guest room in your home, a nook in your living room, a corner in your bedroom, or the dining room table. I spent …

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Sew You Wanna Quilt? – Tools of the Trade

Welcome to Sew You Wanna Quilt? – a series of posts which I hope will help empower those individuals who long to make a quilt. Since this is the first post in the series, let me take a minute to explain my “vision.” I plan on posting once a week on Fridays (the exception is …

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Mailbox Monday Giveaway Winners

On Monday I held a giveaway for two books which arrived at my house but, due to a high volume of review books, I would most likely not get a chance to read. It was a quick turnaround, so thank you to those who entered to win! My advance readers edition of  Red-Robed Priestess by …

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Sew You Wanna Quilt?

Those of you who have been reading my blog for awhile have probably noticed more and more posts about quilting these days. It has become a passion for me – something that relaxes me, but also something that frees that creative part of myself. Many people have left comments that they wish they could make …

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The Homecoming of Samuel Lake – Book Review

Swan gasped loudly and was standing there now with her hand over her mouth, wishing she could take back the sound. She had a feeling that drawing Ballenger’s attention to your existence was like prodding a cottonmouth moccasin with your bare foot. A cottonmouth is deadly poisonous, and it will come after you. It will …

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