February 2012 archive

Some of My Favorite Quilts

I have been quilting now for almost three years! Wow! I’ve made a ton of quilts in those three years and learned a lot. I thought you might like to see some of my favorites (click on photo to enjoy larger view and links to visit individual photos on my Flickr stream). 1. RockinRobin.Draped, 2. …

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Sunday Salon – February 26, 2012

February 26, 2012 Good morning and welcome to this week’s edition of The Sunday Salon – get all the links by visiting the Facebook page. I can’t believe it is almost March – this month has just flown by. I have two reviews to share with you today from my reading over the last week. …

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Giveaway and Author Q&A: Blue Monday by Nicci French

Blue Monday by Nicci French ISBN 978-0-670-02336-3 385 pages Pamela Dorman Books/Viking (March 5, 2012) Thanks to the generosity of the publisher, I am happy to be able to offer a copy of Blue Monday to one lucky winner. I recently read this book, the first in a new series, and really liked the protagonist …

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Blue Monday – Book Review

She had exposed dreams and fragments of memories, or images that felt like memories, likenesses. Because that was what she did, that was her currency: the things that happened inside people’s heads, the things that made people happy or unhappy or afraid, the connections that they made for themselves between separate events that could lead …

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Scrap Busting

If you are a quilter, I am sure you have a pile of scraps. I started out being pretty well organized with the bits and pieces left over from making a quilt. I separated them by color and put them in zip lock bags and begin to fill up a plastic bin which I stored …

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Rockin’ Robin Quilt – Pure Bliss

All Photos are “clickable” to enjoy a larger view. Last night I completed quilting, binding and putting a label on my Rockin’ Robin Quilt which I started last year as part of a fantastic quilt-along hosted by Jen at Reanna Lily Designs, Anne Marie at Gen X Quilters, Heather and Megan from Quilt Story, Melissa …

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Literary Blog Hop Give-Away Winners

Thank you to all who stopped by and entered to win in the Literary Blog Hop Giveaway…58 people threw their name in the hat for Scottsboro, and 68 people entered to win a copy of Five Bells. I wish I could give you all a book, but there can only be two winners – and …

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The Brothers – Book Review

Nowadays, a woman’s honour is neither here not there, if it ever was. When there are no men of honour, there can be no women of honour. Men charge round in a woman’s life like mad bulls, and the wisest thing to do would be to sit quietly in a dimly lit corner. But what …

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Mailbox Monday – February 20, 2012

Welcome to this week’s edition of Mailbox Monday hosted this month by Metroreader. Visit Metroreader 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 books arrived at my home this week: Meike from Peirene Press sent …

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Sunday Salon – February 19, 2012

February 19, 2012 Good morning and welcome to The Sunday Salon, a weekly event in the blogging world where readers share their love of books. Visit the Facebook Page for links to other posts. Last week I talked about Come In and Cover Me by Gin Phillips – a book I loved from page one …

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