February 2014 archive

Aquatic Life Pillow

*Click on any photo in this post to enjoy a larger view I made this pillow as part of the Pillow Pop Sew Along (why not join us?). This is a super easy pillow to make and I love the colors of aqua and orange together. It finishes at 18″ X 18″. I used only …

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Burial Rites – Book Review

They said I must die. They said that I stole the breath from men, and now they must steal mine. – from Burial Rites – Natan Ketilsson and Petur Jonsson were murdered in Iceland in 1828. Within a short period of time, three people were tried and convicted of the murders – two women (Agnes …

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A Medallion Quilt for a Friend

If you have one true friend you have more than your share. -Thomas Fuller- *Click on any photo in this post to enjoy a larger view I feel immensely lucky to have my friend, Carol, in my life. We met two decades ago when I was living in Marin County, California and our friendship has …

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The Bat – Book Review

Darkness had fallen before they reached Sydney, but the TV mast stood like a massive lightbulb in the center of the town and showed them the way. Andrew drew in at Circular Quay, not far from the Opera House. A bat hirled in and out of the car headlights at great speed. Andrew lit a …

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Iron House – Book Review

Abigail stood at the window of the narrow room, dark sky outside, snow still loose on the wind. Frost rimed the glass and everything was damp and cold: the furniture, her clothing, her skin. She saw movement on the drive, a boy, and could no longer bear the thought of children in this stark and …

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The Book Thief – The Movie

*click on any photo to enjoy a larger view Oh how I loved The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak when I first read it way back in 2009 (read my review). And so when this amazing book was made into a movie, I could not wait to see it. But I had to wait, because …

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Pillow Pop Round-Up – January

Valerie from Quilt Cafe and I are hosting a really fun sew along over on Threadbias. We’re making pillows from the fabulous book Pillow Pop all year long. To learn more about the group, visit this post. We currently have 48 members in the Pillow Pop group and would love to have you join us. …

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