July 2012 archive

“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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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