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

Monday, March 21, 2016

Baby Foxes

Sometimes a quilt is just too darn cute!!

This sweet snuggly quilt is for a friend of the family.

I just love rows of warm, soft minky!

Don't you?

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Cotton Crates!

Look what just arrived in my mailbox today!!
Yummy, delicious BEAUTIFUL fabric from Cotton Crates!

Yes, it is my very first shipment from Cotton Crates!
If you haven't heard of them you should check them out now... right HERE!

I can't wait to dive (cut) into these beauties!
Each Friday, they share a projects to inspire us!!  Wahoo!!

Thank you, Cotton Crates!

Monday, March 14, 2016

Nancy's Orange Peel Window

Next up, a beautiful quilt by Nancy!

The pattern and kit are by Becky Morganson.

This is on of Becky's amazing $29 kits!

You get the fabric and the pattern for just $29!!!

The Morgansons will ship kits too!

Monday, March 7, 2016

Jill's Granny Square Quilt

I am not sure how much I shared on my blog, but right before my daughters started ganging up on me and TWO of them got married, my husband lost his (very good) job.

So, we did two wedding with ZERO money.

Isn't that how life works?

Any hoots, my dear friend, Jill Wilson, does weddings.

Decorating, the food, the whole shebang!

She did my second daughters wedding all on trade.

She does the wedding and I quilt for her.

Such an angel to do this for our family!!

This is one of her quilts that I have quilted for her.

I will always be grateful to her!