July 2012
S M T W T F S
« Jun   Aug »
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031  

My Material Is Copyrighted

Site Meter

Sites Where I Review Books

LibraryThing Early Reviewers

pikerpresslogo.jpg

AWARDS


BBAW AWARDS


Winner Best Literary Fiction Blog - 2008
Shortlisted for Best Literary Fiction Blog - 2009, 2010
Longlisted for Best Literary Fiction Blog - 2011 Shortlisted Best Written Book Blog - 2010

Monthly archives for July, 2012

“Explored” Quilts on Flic...

“Explored” Quilts on Flickr

1. CompanionStarFriendship.Front, 2. Swoon.Front, 3. Swoon.Front, 4. RockinRobin.Front, 5. SummerSampler.Front, 6. Collaborative Quilt Front, 7. SummerSamplerQAL.TopSashed0001, 8. SummerSamplerQAL.FinishedBlocks10001, 9. P2ModernQAL-Front, 10. FriendshipStarQuilt.Front, 11. ChocLollipop.Zigzag.FRONT These are my quilts which were “explored” on Flickr (click on the photo above to see a larger view…or click on the itemized links to see each quilt individually). What does […]

Mailbox Monday – July 30, 2012

Mailbox Monday – July 30, 2012

Welcome to this week’s Mailbox Monday which is hosted this month at Mrs. Q Book Addict. 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: For a TLC Book Tour next month, Harper Perennial sent me […]

Sunday Salon – July 29, 2012

Sunday Salon – July 29, 2012

July 29, 2012 Good morning! It is hard to believe we are closing in on August. My reading for July practically ground to a halt…but the books I did read were really good. This past week I finished two books: The Emperor of Lies by Steve Sem-Sandberg (which was the featured book this month on […]

The Personal History of Rachel DuPree...

The Personal History of Rachel DuPree – Book Review

I wanted Isaac to say that I meant something to him, that he’d be proud to take me as his wife. Instead, I felt cheap. This wasn’t how I wanted it to be. I had sold myself for a hundred and sixty acres of land. But it didn’t have to stay that way. I’d work […]

The Emperor of Lies – Book Revi...

The Emperor of Lies – Book Review

When does a lie begin? A lie, Rabbi Fajner would say, has no beginning. A lie runs downwards lie a rootlet, branching an infinite number of times. But if you trace the rootlets down, you never find a moment of inspiration and vision, only overwhelming desperation and despair. A lie always begins with denial. Something […]

Bags of Love – A Charity Auctio...

Bags of Love – A Charity Auction

*Photos in this post may be clicked on to enjoy a larger view. A couple of months ago, my husband and I spent several wonderful days in Oregon. We traveled through Eugene and ended up visiting a lovely quilt shop called Piece By Piece Fabrics. I ended up on their mailing list and so was […]

Star Friendship Companion Quilt

Star Friendship Companion Quilt

*Click on any photo in this post to enjoy a larger view It has taken me more than a year, but I finally completed this quilt which is a companion to the one I made for Laura. The basic star blocks are the same in both quilts, but the layout is a bit different. In […]

Girls Sewing Day

Girls Sewing Day

*Click on any photo to enjoy a larger view Today Conni, me, Cathie and Beth all got together at my house for a long awaited day of sewing, chit-chat, laughter and good food. We’re all at different stages of our quilting life which made it really fun to share ideas and tips, and work on […]

A Birthday Modern Mug Rug

A Birthday Modern Mug Rug

*All photos in this post may be clicked on to enjoy a larger image. My sister, Paula, is celebrating her birthday this month and although I had already bought her a present, I decided to make her a little “mug rug” to enjoy as well. Mug rugs are little mini quilts (usually between 6″ and […]

Mailbox Monday – July 16, 2012

Mailbox Monday – July 16, 2012

Welcome to this week’s Mailbox Monday which is hosted this month at Mrs. Q Book Addict. 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: Random House sent me a finished copy of Chris Bohjalian’s latest […]

follow us in feedly

Publishers and Authors…

I am no longer accepting review copies of books except for very rare exceptions. Thank you.

Categories

Rating System

= Excellent
= Good/Very Good
= Okay read
= Not recommended
= Ugh! Don't waste your time.

Fabric

Bee Groups

DoGoodStitchesblogbutton

Book Giveaways

None Current.