June 2012 archive

Update: Kilah’s Quilt

Some of you may remember this post about little Kilah and how the quilt community is coming together to make her a quilt. First of all – an update on Kilah (you can follow her progress on this dedicated blog): Despite her severe injuries, Kilah is fighting back. She is getting therapy and is making …

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Mailbox Monday – June 25, 2012

Welcome to this week’s Mailbox Monday which is hosted this month at Marie’s blog – Burton Book Review. Go to the dedicated blog for the meme to see the complete tour schedule in the right sidebar. Here is what showed up at my house this week: As part of BOOK CLUB, Other Press sent me …

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The Memory of Love – Book Review

And when he wakes from dreaming of her, is it not the same for him? The hollowness in his chest, the tense yearning, the loneliness he braces against every morning until he can immerse himself in work and forget. Not love. Something else, something with a power that endures. Not love, but a memory of …

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A Quilt for Kilah

Some stories are so sad. And Kilah’s story is the saddest kind – a beautiful three year old child beaten near death by someone who was tasked with caring for her. Kilah’s stepfather has been arrested in the attack and Kilah is fighting back from a coma. She has a long recovery ahead of her. …

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Check Out…

*Click on any photo in this post to enjoy a larger view …the July/August 2012 Edition of Bookmarks Magazine. My literary fiction book list is included in the Have You Read? column! Back in November 2011 I submitted my list – then waited and heard nothing back. So imagine my surprise when someone in my …

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Mailbox Monday – June 18, 2012

Welcome to this week’s Mailbox Monday which is hosted this month at Marie’s blog – Burton Book Review. Go to the dedicated blog for the meme to see the complete tour schedule in the right sidebar. Last week I totally spaced out and forgot to post my mailbox, so this week’s post is for two …

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Sunday Salon – June 17, 2012

June 17, 2012 Good morning and welcome to The Sunday Salon (find more links to posts by visiting the Facebook page). Summer has definitely arrived here in Northern California with temperatures sizzling into triple digits this week. We’re supposed to get a little break in the weather after today, but I think it is safe …

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Fresh Palette Summer Quilt

*Click on any photo in this post to enjoy a larger image Sunshine, blooming flowers, blue skies, picnic lunches – all things which remind us that summer is here. This sweet quilt with its shabby chic roses and red checks uses Carrie Nelson’s Fresh Palette collection and pattern and  is the perfect summer lap throw …

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Armchair BEA Giveaway WINNERS

Whew – last week was a flurry of activity across the blog-o-sphere with the Armchair BEA, the BEA in New York City and the Blogger’s Convention. I hope you were able to enjoy some of the fun things going on. I was happy to give away a bunch of books here on Caribousmom…and today I’m …

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Armchair BEA – Experts Say…

Welcome to the final day of the Armchair BEA! It’s Friday! The last day of Armchair BEA. Can you believe it? The week has just flown by. I hope everyone has met some new blogging friends and learned a few things too. Maybe you got ideas for the future of your blog. We hope so. …

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