January 2012 archive

The Invisible Ones – Book Review

You take your fragile secret out of the darkness and expose it to the light. You lay it on the ground, where anyone can tread on it. – from The Invisible Ones – Ray is a private detective who is working through his own personal demons after separating from his wife. He doesn’t like missing …

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Grief and Recovery

It washes over you, at first – a tidal wave. It sits on your chest like a rock. It sucks the air from your lungs. And then it slips beneath the surface where others cannot see it. A song, a beloved photo, even a smell can bring it back suddenly, and without warning. Early on …

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Mailbox Monday – January 30, 2012

Welcome to this week’s edition of Mailbox Monday. This month Mailbox Monday is being hosted by Alyce of At Home With Books. Check out Alyce’s blog on Monday to get links to other readers’ mailboxes. Go to the dedicated blog for the meme to see the complete tour schedule in the left hand sidebar. I …

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Sunday Salon – January 29, 2012

January 29, 2012 Good morning and welcome to this week’s edition of The Sunday Salon – check out links to other readers’ posts by visiting the Facebook Page. Last week I lamented being in a reading slump – and although I am reading, it has continued to be slow for me. I have pretty much …

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The Sisters Quilt – A Collaborative Effort

Some of you may remember back in October 2011 that my sister, Paula, came out to visit me in California. During that visit, we put together two lap sized quilts – one for me, and one for her. These quilts were made up of blocks we had both made over the course of a year. …

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Swamplandia! – Book Review

The Beginning of the End can feel a lot like the middle when you are living in it. When I was a kid I couldn’t see any of these ridges. It was only after Swamplandia!’s fall that time folded into a story with a beginning, a middle, and an ending. If you’re short on time, …

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A Little Quilting Motivation

Rhonda at Quilter in the Gap is hosting the 2012 Finish-A-Long. I just discovered her blog, so I (unfortunately) missed the sign up for the first quarter…BUT, I’m going to play along unofficially and in April I will be sure to get on board. Rhoda has some great sponsors and giveaways in store, and {of …

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Mailbox Monday – January 23, 2012

Welcome to this week’s edition of Mailbox Monday. This month Mailbox Monday is being hosted by Alyce of At Home With Books. Check out Alyce’s blog today to get links to other readers’ mailboxes. Go to the dedicated blog for the meme to see the complete tour schedule in the left hand sidebar. Two fantastic …

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Sunday Salon – January 22, 2012

January 22, 2012 Good morning – and welcome to The Sunday Salon where bloggers talk about books all day long. Check out other blogger posts by visiting the Facebook Page. Well, it was bound to happen sometime. I have been blogging books since 2006 (although my blog started in February of 2005, I didn’t discover …

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Happy Birthday, Raven!

Three years ago today, Raven entered the world…and 8 weeks later she came to live with us. It doesn’t seem possible, but there it is! How did this little girl… ….get so big?!? Happy Birthday, Raven!!   Please follow and like the blue thistle

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