Tuesday, July 22, 2014

More clearing out

While going through some of my quilt books this afternoon, it became clear that there are some of these I'm never going to get around to using. So in yet another attempt to clear things out, I'm offering the following up for sale. Birchwood Lane is $10 which includes shipping within the US...all the others are $15 and include shipping within the US. Thanks for looking! :0)

Sunday, July 20, 2014

The Prayer Box

I follow a few authors on Facebook, and they often put up a notice when a good book is available as a free download on Amazon. The other day a new one came up, and I downloaded it and just read it today. It was such a good story...I think I'm going to have to read more books by this author!

Here's a brief bit about the story...

When Iola Anne Poole, an old-timer on Hatteras Island, passes away in her bed at ninety-one, the struggling young mother in her rental cottage, Tandi Jo Reese, finds herself charged with the task of cleaning out Iola's rambling Victorian house.Running from a messy, dangerous past, Tandi never expects to find more than a temporary hiding place within Iola's walls, but everything changes with the discovery of eighty-one carefully decorated prayer boxes, one for each year, spanning from Iola's youth to her last days. Hidden in the boxes is the story of a lifetime, written on random bits of paper--the hopes and wishes, fears and thoughts of an unassuming but complex woman passing through the seasons of an extraordinary, unsung life filled with journeys of faith, observations on love, and one final lesson that could change everything for Tandi.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Scrappy nine-patch blocks

The other day I decided to sit and sew up some of my 2-1/2 inch scrap squares into sets...one print and one background fabric. I was thinking of doing a postage stamp quilt, and then I thought of a few other ways to use them. I finally decided to make them into nine-patch blocks. I now have 20 blocks, so I'm off to a good start. I need to cut more of the background fabric before I can do any more sewing.

The day we were clothes shopping, I saw a sweet little birdcage (I've always wanted a birdcage) so I bought it. I ended up filling it with flowers and putting on top of the entertainment center. I like how the flowers are inside the birdcage and the birds are outside! :0)

Friday, July 11, 2014

Change is in the air...

I'm hoping to paint Brian's old room soon. The walls will be a light green, sheets for the bed are a light teal and the print fabric is for the curtains. I might have to make a new quilt for the bed...I'm not sure yet. :0)

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Clothes shopping and a snail

There's not much going on here but work, yard work and housework, thus the lack of posting on my blog. Emily and I went clothes shopping yesterday, and it actually went quite well. I've lost some weight since I started working back in March, and it's still hard for me to believe I'm in smaller sizes now than I have been in many, many years. But it's also nice to have a better selection of clothes to choose from. Now I just need to get busy toning up and it will all be good. No pictures of the new clothes, but here's a picture of a snail from our water garden. I went to take the filter out to clean it yesterday, and this fella was attached to the brick that holds the filter in place. Emily said he's creepy but I think he's kinda cool! :0)

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