September 2012 archive

Mailbox Monday – October 1, 2012

Welcome to this week’s Mailbox Monday and it looks like it will be hosted on the dedicated blog for the meme this month. You can go there see the complete tour schedule in the right sidebar as well. Here is what showed up at my house since my last Mailbox Monday post (and before I …

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Fall of Giants – Book Review

On the day King George V was crowned at Westminster Abbey in London, Billy Williams went down the pit in Aberowen, South Wales. – from Fall of Giants, opening sentence – The Fall of Giants is the first book in The Century Trilogy by Ken Follett (the second book in the trilogy, Winter of the …

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Home – Book Review

Weeks later, when her baby, delivered on a mattress in Reverend Baily’s church basement, turned out to be a girl, mama named her Ycidra, taking care to pronounce all three syllables. Of course, she waited the nine days before naming, lest death notice fresh life and eat it. Everybody but Mama calls her “Cee.” I …

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Mailbox Monday – September 24, 2012

Welcome to this week’s Mailbox Monday which is hosted this month by Kristen at BookNAround. 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: Sea of Ink by Richard Weihe (translated from the German by Jamie …

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Garden Steps Quilt

*All photos in this post may be clicked on to enjoy a larger view  I’ve been working on this quilt as part of a quilt-along being hosted by Clover and Violet (the Flickr group is here) for several months now. Each month we were provided with a small jpg image of embroidery to download and …

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The Truth 365: Shedding Light On Childhood Cancer

You may remember Melinda Marchiano – a childhood cancer survivor who wrote a nationally recognized and award winning memoir about her journey through cancer. In 2010, I dedicated myself to raising money and awareness for a cure for childhood cancer…and I read Marchiano’s book (read my review). Melinda is now a freshman at Pepperdine University …

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Until We Meet Again…

*Click to enlarge this mosaic August 28, 1933 – September 17, 2012 I hold you in my heart and I remember… I love you, dad. ******  A Tribute to My Father © Tram-Tiara T. Von Reichenbach I know that no matter what You will always be with me. When life separates us I’ll know it …

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Mailbox Monday – September 10, 2012 (and a Winner!)

Welcome to this week’s Mailbox Monday which is hosted this month by Kristen at BookNAround. 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: Sarah from Other Press sent me a copy of The Dangers of …

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Kaffe Fassett Blush Quilt

*Click on any photo in this post to enjoy a larger view I am so pleased with this quilt which I bought as a kit (at this on line shop) some time ago and finally got around to making. I have long wanted to make a bed size quilt using all Kaffe Fassett fabrics – …

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Mailbox Monday – September 3, 2012 (and a Give Away)

Welcome to this week’s Mailbox Monday which is hosted this month by Kristen at BookNAround. 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: Laura at Penguin sent me Murder in the Rue Dumas: A Verlaque …

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