Sunday, May 8, 2016

Sunday Book Rebiew

I can't sleep, so why not write my #SundayBookReview?

First up #EnnaBurning by #shannonHale. This is the second in the Bayern series and an entertaining read. I like this little world and the people who live there 👍🏻👍🏻

#PrayersForSale by #SandraDallas was AWESOME!  The main characters are quilters!!! I loved it!! The story is set around the women of a small gold mining town in Colorado in the early 1900's. 👍👍

#TheWrightBrothers by #DavidMcCullough was very interesting!  I really enjoyed learning about this remarkable family! (the book never drew this conclusion, but I wonder if the Wright Brothers had Aspergers. Just thinking out loud) 👍🏻👍🏻

#TheLifeWeBury by #allenEskens is a great little murder mystery. Interesting to the last! 👍🏻👍🏻

#IHateYouDontLeaveMe by #JeroldJKreisman is a very good non-fiction book about borderline personality disorder. Insightful and eye opening. 👍🏻👍🏻

What are you reading?

#goodreadschallenge #100booksin2016 #75of100 #ReadingisFUNdamental

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Brittany's Baby Blankie

I just love this darling split nine patch by Brittany!

The colors are perfect!

The dark squares are brown.  Perfection!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Brittni's Diaper Bag

My daughters sister in law needed a new diaper bag.

So of course, I had to make her one! ;D

Brittni purchased the fabric and shipped it to me from Arizona.

She chose the sweetest fabric!

These birds are just AMAZING!!

There are tons of divided pockets and bottle pockets.

My friend Marilyn Cowan designed this bag over 40 years ago.

She revived the pattern for me when I had my first son 14 years ago and then again when my girls had their babies .

I am still trying to figure out how to make the pattern available to y'all!

It's all cut from large pattern pieces.  

I will let you know a soon as I figure it out!

If you would like a copy of the pattern, please let me know and I can mail one to you :)

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Kira's Quilt

I have such talented customers (and friends)!

Kira requested arrows in this quilting.

I did my best to throw in an arrow here and there ;)

I really have so much fun quilting in a free graffiti style!

So many possibilities!!

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Sunday Book Review

You know what lots of books means?  LOTS of quilting!!! 
It's time for the #SundayBookReview!

The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson. I liked it.  The heroine was a QUILTER!! Sad story with heartwarming resolution. 👍👍

Killing Lincoln by Bill OReilly & Martin Dugard. Very interesting. Lots of information I didn't know. I didn't love the audio book as it was narrated by O'Reilly and he seemed to be yelling at me the whole time. No Bueno! 👍 for Bills's reading, 👍👍 for the book. 

Emerald Green & Sapphire Blue by Kerstin Gier. 
Super fun time travel trilogy! 👍👍

My review of Firefly Lane and Fly Away by Kristin Hannah shifted as I read. This series was an in depth look into a life long relationship of two women. I ended up loving it!  The books are long and tell you everything. Great characters!  Enduring love, forgiveness and redemption. 👍👍

What are you reading?

#goodreadschallenge #100booksin2016 #readingisFUNdamental #62of100

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Nancy's Camping Quilt

Each month the Morganson's over at Stitches & Sew Forth have a $29 Mystery Quilt Kit available.

Becky designed this one a while back.

One of my customers, Nancy, finished it and brought it to me for quilting. :)

It is such a fun, sweet quilt for one of her grandsons.

I love quilting this square in square design.  So fast and so fun!

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Sunday Book Review

Up for review this week is Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella.  
Honestly, I didn't expect to like this book, I'm not sure why. As it so happens, I absolutely LOVED it!  It was funny and clever. The romance was good, the twists were good and the characters were ...(what's a word for enchanting and delightful that doesn't sound as stuffy and pretentious as either of those?)...I loved the characters. They were flawed with good hearts and kind intentions.  I am a sucker for personal growth and redemption. This book had both in spades. LOVED it!  Read it! 👍👍
(I am in the middle of #TheGirlWhoStoppedSwimming. I am enjoying it 😍)
#sundaybookreview #goodreadschallenge #100booksin2016 #56of100

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

A Treasure from the Past

Sometimes you go for a stay at your mother's and find a pillow on the bed that you
 made for her YEARS and years ago!

PS- My mom's nickname for me is Toady.

PPS- Those are frog buttons all over the pillow.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Sunday Book Review

I really enjoy getting away for a vacation, but I REALLY like getting back home and life. ...I must be getting old 😁.

This week I finished five more books from my (ever growing) list!  Thank you, friends for adding great suggestions!

First up this week is A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. BRILLIANT!  You have to go read this book right now, seriously!  Funny, hilarious really, heart warming and so worth every second!  Every person I talk to in the next while will be recommended this book. AMAZING. TWO (giant) 👍👍.

 I also really enjoyed Cinder by Marissa Meyer. This was a fun twist on the tale of our beloved Cinderella. Very enjoyable with an exciting plot. Two 👍👍.

 The Lake House by Kate Morton is a good old fashioned mystery driven by strong, smart women. Twists and turns and of course intrigues! 👍👍

Death Comes to Pemberley by PD James was pretty good. I liked seeing my favorite characters after Pride & Prejudice. The book was well written and the story good. ...I just liked the movie more...😁. I give the book one and a half 👍. 

Yesterday I finished Still Alice by Lisa Genova. This book made me sad and reflective. It was so sad to see her watch and be aware as she lost her mind and herself. I felt so badly for her and her family. Genova did a beautiful job writing this book. 👍👍

What are you reading?

#readingisFUNdamental #goodreadschallenge #100booksin2016 #55of100 #sundaybookreview