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Monthly archives for January, 2014

Hugs and Kisses for my Sister

Hugs and Kisses for my Sister

*Click on any photo in this post to enjoy a larger view. I never close an email or a text to my sister, Paula, without inserting an “x” and “o” – it is my way of telling her I love her. So it was a no brainer to gift her this pillow I made as […]

The Sentry – Book Review

The Sentry – Book Review

Experienced investigators referred to the site where an abduction took place as ground zero. It was the intersection where the paths of the victim and perpetrator converged, and merged into one. It was an ambush zone of abrupt furious violence or quiet threat where two paths led in and only one path led out, but […]

A Table Topper with Moda Candy

A Table Topper with Moda Candy

*Click on any photo in this post to enjoy a larger view Sherri over on A Quilting Life is celebrating the small projects this year – and she is generously providing some great patterns to use the amazing Moda precut- Moda Candy. Moda Candy consists of 40 – 2.5″ squares of a complete collection of […]

The First Rule – Book Review

The First Rule – Book Review

Vory p Zakone. What they call the thieves code. These people live by eighteen rules, Pike – actual written rules, kind of like a guidebook for assholes. The first rule – rule number one – is that their families don’t matter. Mom, dad, the brother, sis – those people do not matter. They are not […]

Perfect – Book Review

Perfect – Book Review

Besides, the big things in life do not present themselves as such. They come in the quiet, ordinary moments – a phone call, a letter – they come when we are not looking, without clues, without warning, and that is why they floor us. And it can take a lifetime, a life of many years, […]

Winner of Tracks

Winner of Tracks

Thank you to all who entered to win a copy of TRACKS by Genni Gunn. There can only be one winner. I used Random.org to select a winner…congratulations to: Rachel from Michigan I’m sending you an email, Rachel! Tweet

Organization…

Organization…

*Click on any photo to enjoy a larger view Oh my. Look at this: Thus was the state of my sewing room this morning. That wonderful little desk area that I initially designed so I could sit and contemplate and draw and create? It had become a catch-all for every unfinished project, and stacks of […]

Some Book Giveaway Winners!

Some Book Giveaway Winners!

Thank you to those who entered to win copies of THE GREEN SHORE and ALL RUSSIANS LOVE BIRCH TREES. This morning I used Random.org to pick the winners. The Green Shore by Natalie Bakopoulos The winner is: Conni from California   All Russians Love Birch Trees by Olga Grjasnowa The winner is: Bev from New […]

Gumdrop Pillow

Gumdrop Pillow

*All photos in this post may be clicked on to enjoy a larger view This pillow is part of the Pillow Pop Sew Along on Threadbias – there are two pillows each month and participants can choose to make one, both or none. I made the second pillow for this month in December as a […]

The Watchman – Book Review

The Watchman – Book Review

The first patrol car arrived in seven minutes; the paramedics three minutes later. Larkin thought it would end that night when the police finished their questions, but her nightmare had only begun. – from The Watchman – Larkin Conner Barkely is carefree, young, and very wealthy. When she is involved in a car accident one […]

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