Fiction with a Quilting Theme

With all this extra time on our hands, reading has been a nice way to spend a morning.  This past month and a half, I've gathered several new books and devoured them all with quilting as a theme.  Two were sent to me by C&T Publishing specifically for this post, and two by their authors.  …

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June Book Reviews

Rainy days, and a lack of inspiration in the quilting area has left me reading more this past month.  I've devoured several good books and thought you'd like to talk about reading today.  Don't miss my giveaway note later in the post!  Here's what I have finished within the past few weeks.  Click on the …

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Having Fun With New Quilting Books

I love books, and enjoy reading about new techniques and patterns. Sometimes, I just like looking at design books to spark my own creativity or boost my motivation.  One of the perks of being an affiliate for C&T Publishing is getting advance notice of new releases, along with digital review copies.  For April, they are …

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Lunar New Year with Asian Inspired Ideas

The Lunar New Year began yesterday, January 25th, so it was a great excuse to make an Asian inspired meal, and read a couple of books with Chinese cooking as the theme.   In China, even though this is the dead of winter, it is called Spring Festival and the celebration can go on for days.  …

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March Review of Books

The long winter has been great for reading, with rainy afternoons sometimes spent curled up with a good book. After a few bad ones on my last book review post, I was lucky to have a winning streak of novels, most I can recommend.  Two of them even got 5 stars which is an unusual …

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Winter Reading

It has been an up and down winter for reading.  If you visit my blog on the internet, you'll see my Goodreads reviews on the sidebar.  Some have been good, but there were several just 'meh', and there was one true wall banger.  A wall-banger is where you are so bored/disgusted/irritated with a book that …

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Autumn Jubilee Books and Reading

One of the nice things about cooler weather is curling up with a quilt and a good book.  Although we don't have a real cool-down yet, I am looking forward to reading this fall and winter next to a cozy fire.  While I've read several books in a row over the summer that I wouldn't …

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In Gratitude

With the landfall of Florence, I was deeply touched by all the concern for our welfare.  The emails and comments were simply amazing and heart warming.  We came through the storm with no damage and little inconvenience, another thing to be grateful for.  I've talked about Gratitude before in this post, and I am truly …

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