Monday, August 29, 2016

Fuel to go

Don't you find that quilt shops give fuel for inspiration? I've kind of avoided quilt shops lately, mostly because I am trying to work down my stash. But every once in a while visiting a quilt shop can lift me up and motivate me to get back to quilting.

Do you breathe in inspiration when you visit a brick and mortar shop?

Let's do some happy quilting this week.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

A Change in Plans

When my son married last year, he moved into a condo and of course took some of his furniture. But since awaiting the arrival of baby girl, he asked if we could store a bed, so they could convert the room into a nursery.

And so the bed was set back up in my son's old room. Which I had taken over as my sewing room.

Which also meant that my cutting table and ironing board needed to be relocated.

 I found that the best place to spread out was on the ping pong table :-)

It's also where the ironing board took up residence.

For now, it works!

Happy Quilting!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Saturday, August 20, 2016

A Tapestry of Secrets

Secrets. We all have them. Sometimes they are good secrets. Sometimes they are not.

Sarah Loudin Thomas' newest novel "A Tapestry of Secrets" takes a step in both directions. Perla Long Phillips has a secret. One she's held for over 60 years. As she reaches her golden years, she realizes she needs to share her secret rather than taking it to her grave. But an unexpected and unforseen stroke leaves her unable to speak the words she wants to share. Perla's granddaughter, Ella, comes home to take care of Perla, but is also running away from a dark relationship. Can Ella find contentment by returning to her roots and heritage? Ella certainly is put to the test when the community her ancestors founded comes in the cross-hares of a land development, seeking to buy up all Laurel Mountain land.

This story is about family. About two women as they learn to love and make choices that will shape their lives. It's about courage and forgiveness. A lesson we all can benefit from.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. 


Wednesday, August 17, 2016

I guess this says it all!

Ahh, yes!

Happy Quilting!

Monday, August 15, 2016

The Looming Storm - a review

Suspense, danger, espionage.... all that and more in the latest novel by Diane and David Munson.

"The Looming Storm" is a compelling thriller rooted in international danger. Eva Montanna, a federal agent for the ICE, uncovers a threat to her family and the US when her daughter's class trip to Poland becomes a Russian target. Eva, and her partner Griff Topping, later discover Russian spies are sneaking in and out of the US by way of Cuba. All this heats up to a convincing suspense novel. As events escalate, one thing holds them together, even in the face of fear, their unwavering faith in God. The Munsons beautifully share the most complete answer to the questions the world seeks.

David Munson, a former NCIS and DEA Special Agent, and Diane, a former Federal Prosecutor, lend their years of experience as they write books based on their own careers.

If you love suspense thrillers, the Munson's books are for you.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.