Thursday, February 26, 2015

Little Log Cabins

Last night I was sitting at the computer and decided I needed to make a new candle mat for the top of my printer. I looked through my stash and then remembered some printed fabric I had bought a LONG time ago, that was little log cabin blocks. So I found it, cut a piece the right size, found backing, quilted it and did the binding in about half an hour. It's nothing fancy, and as with all printed panels it's not printed on the straight of the grain, so it might be just a wee bit wonky. But I can live with that. And it's nice to have finally use a bit of this fabric for something after so long.


Here's another great book I just finished. This one is about some Amish who came to America back in 1737. I thoroughly enjoyed it! :0)


When Anna Konig first meets Bairn, the Scottish ship carpenter of the "Charming Nancy," their encounter is anything but pleasant. Anna is on the ship only to ensure the safe arrival of her loved ones to the New World. Hardened by years of living at sea, Bairn resents toting these naive farmers--dubbed "Peculiars" by deckhands--across the ocean. As delays, storms, illness, and diminishing provisions afflict crew and passengers alike, Bairn finds himself drawn to Anna's serene nature. For her part, Anna can't seem to stay below deck and far away from the aloof ship's carpenter, despite warnings. 
When an act of sacrifice leaves Anna in a perilous situation, Bairn discovers he may not have left his faith as firmly in the past as he thought. But has the revelation come too late? 
Amish fiction favorite Suzanne Woods Fisher brings her fans back to the beginning of Amish life in America with this fascinating glimpse into the first ocean crossing as seen through the eyes of a devout young woman and an irreverent man. Blending the worlds of Amish and historical fiction, Fisher is sure to delight her longtime fans even as she attracts new ones with her superb and always surprise-filled writing.

13 comments:

  1. Haha you had me dropping my jaw in amazement for a bit there, thinking that you had completed the cute log cabin mat in such a short time! Lucky I kept on reading!! The book sounds like a must read - thanks for sharing about it!

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  2. You had me fooled, too. I thought you had stitched up all those little log cabins. : )

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  3. Me, three! It came out cute. Always looking for a good read!

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  4. I thought they were all stitched too when i saw the photo. Looks great. I've just read that book myself. It's a great read. Hugs,xx

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  5. Cut mat and the book looks interesting.

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  6. Great little mat, I remember that fabric from long ago.

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  7. I think it is a great way to make something useful. I could use a cover (other than papers, bills, tec..) for my printer - great idea.

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  8. What a smart thing to do Terry - you're using up your stash and making something useful. That's a win, win situation. blessings, marlene

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  9. Gee I never would have known that was a panel - really cute!!!!

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  10. Great use of the log cabin fabric....

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  11. I love it, even with it not being straight, it has a lovely feel to it

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  12. Very cute candle mat, such adorable colors, love it.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  13. I think I have some of that fabric 😊
    What a cute idea! Lovely!

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