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Good Kings Bad Kings – Book Rev...

Good Kings Bad Kings – Book Review

I got a plan to run away. I’m gonna go right before they’re set to ship me out of here. I been figuring it out but there’s still a few details that need a little work. I know how I’m gonna sneak out, that’s easy, but I’m not sure where I’m gonna stay at. The […]

In Wilderness – Book Review

In Wilderness – Book Review

She will remember this moment all her life, she is sure of it. – from In Wilderness, first sentence – The year is 1966. Katherine Reid is sick. She thinks she is probably dying. It seems as though her happy life has completely unraveled. And so, she leaves society behind and heads to a cabin […]

A Zippered Pouch for my Handwork

A Zippered Pouch for my Handwork

*Click on any photo in this post to enjoy a larger view Sometimes you just feel inspired by what another quilty friend does…and that was the case for this project. After looking at Mary’s awesome zippered pouches, I clicked over to the Missouri Quilt Company’s wonderful tutorial. You can make these pouches any size and […]

The Master Butchers Singing Club R...

The Master Butchers Singing Club – Book Review

Since she had known Eva Waldvogel, and also traveled here and there with Cyprian, she had started to understand how a woman’s attention could succeed in making sense of man’s blind chaos, and yet women needed their own wildness. It was here. All ran riot. The garden and weedy yard would wax fuller until it […]

The Girl on the Train – Book Re...

The Girl on the Train – Book Review

I can’t do this, I can’t just be a wife. I don’t understand how anyone does it—there is literally nothing to do but wait. Wait for a man to come home and love you. Either that or look around for something to distract you. -from The Girl on the Train- Rachel has turned into a […]

A Mini Adventure

A Mini Adventure

*Click on any image in this post to enjoy a larger view I am a co-host for a mini quilt sew-a-long in 2015 over on Threadbias. We are making quilts from the Little Quilts book by Sarah Fielke and Amy Lobsiger (you might have noticed that I am posting round ups for each month…and they […]

Little Quilts SAL Round-Up: February,...

Little Quilts SAL Round-Up: February, March and April

We are hosting a sew along over on Threadbias in 2015! Members of the group will be sewing from the Little Quilts book by Sarah Fielke and Amy Lobsinger. Feel free to join us any time – if you are not a member of Threadbias yet, go ahead and sign up (it’s free!) and then […]

A Loss Too Big

A Loss Too Big

Paula Ward Cuomo July 23, 1957 – March 13, 2015 I miss you….every single day. In my heart forever. xo Tweet

Principles of Navigation – Book...

Principles of Navigation – Book Review

Fixing the broken had become his theme, personally and professionally, as he’d told Wolf, letting his friend assume “personal” meant his home remodeling and “professional” meant Rolly was back to creative work. But he wasn’t. – from Principles of Navigation – Alice and Rolly Becotte are married and living in Indiana in 1999, on the […]

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselve...

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves – Book Review

In 1996, ten years had passed since I’d last seen my brother, seventeen since my sister disappeared. The middle of my story is all about their absence, though if I hadn’t told you that, you might not have known. By 1996, whole days went by in which I hardly thought about either one. – from […]

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