October 2012 archive

Mailbox Monday – October 29, 2012

Welcome to this week’s Mailbox Monday and which is 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 this week: Trajectory of Dreams by Nicole Wolverton (Bitingduck Press, March 2013) arrived …

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In the Time of the Butterflies – Book Review

But all I hear is my own breathing and the blessed silence of those cool, clear nights under the anacahuita tree before anyone breathes a word of the future. And I see them there in my memory, as still as statues, Mama and Papa, and Minerva and Mate and Patria, and I’m thinking something is …

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Blogger’s Quilt Festival – Star Friendship Companion Quilt

*Click on any photo in this post to enjoy a larger view I’ve decided to participate in Amy’s Blogger Quilt Festival. Here is what she writes: The Festival is open to anyone that would like to participate no matter how long you’ve been quilting or how many quilts you have finished. The story of each …

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Mailbox Monday – October 22, 2012

Welcome to this week’s Mailbox Monday and which is 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 this week: Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver (November 2012) arrived from Harper Collins …

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Silver Sparrow – Book Review

With wives, it only matters who gets there first.  With daughters it’s a bit more complicated. – from Silver Sparrow, page 5 – Dana Yarboro is a secret child, the daughter of a bigamist. Her father’s first family is the recognized one. His first daughter is the child who gets everything she wants while Dana …

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Booktopia – Day One

Tonight I’m writing from beautiful Santa Cruz, California. I traveled to Marin County last night and spent the night with friends before setting off this morning for Booktopia. It has been a long time since I’ve been in Santa Cruz and the day was a perfect 75 degrees and sunny. After checking into the Adobe …

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Vintage Holiday Quilt Finished

*Click on any photo in this post to enjoy a larger view Back in August I joined Fabric Mutt and several other quilters in a vintage holiday quilt along using Vintage Holiday pattern by Camille Roskelley for Thimble Blossoms (check out the Flickr group to see other interpretations of the pattern). This was a really …

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Mailbox Monday – October 15, 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 on October 1st: …

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The Sunday Salon – October 14, 2012

October 14, 2012 Good morning and welcome to The Sunday Salon – a place where readers gather to talk about books! Check out the Facebook page for more links and to play along. I have been absent from the Salon since September 2nd – my dad passed away on September 17th after a long illness …

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Thank you, Catching Up and a Pair of Socks…

I wanted to take a moment and thank those of you who stopped by and left  such wonderful and kind comments or sent me a card when I posted about the death of my father. I did not have the opportunity to write individually to each and every one of you, but your words were …

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