Wednesday, August 30, 2017

New Quilt-a-long with Melissa of Happy Quilting



There's a new Quilt-a-long starting soon with Melissa at Happy Quilting

I'm going to go see what fabrics I have.
Because we all love a Quilt-a-long Right?
And if not that, we all love new projects Right?

In the meanwhile, I have to groceries, return library books, get my watch repaired.
Then start sewing again.

Happy Stitching,
Linda

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Working Those Waves

I have all my blocks finished!

And then I sewed up some rows

And then I sewed those rows together....
and noticed that BIG GLARING ERROR.
(last wave block on the third row - right hand side.)

I could live with the little errors on the first wave block on the top and the second wave block on the second row.  But not that last wave.  So I checked on the rows and I have a total of 4 blocks to re-do.  Bummer Man - Bummer.

And to get these was a work out - Marzipan came getting in the way! As were my toes. 
As were my toes. 

At least this was a good picture of her face.
    
 So off to my machine I go. LOL
Linda 

Thursday, August 17, 2017

The Address - Book Review (It's a Good One!)

 I have to tell you about this book I just read.
When I saw the cover I thought this will be a nice read, like maybe one of those old fashioned stories I used to read.  Simple stories with one plot and then that's the end.   

But it's a whole different story here.
This book delivers a wonderful, entertaining and "oh no that just didn't happen!" story. 

This story is about Sara coming over to America in the 1880s and Bailey just getting out of rehab in the 1980s. Of course the two stories converge - making a complete story, which Davis does very well. 

Davis' story just carried me along, alternating between the two women in two different time frames. Then there would be a twist that I would not see coming and then another and another. Very enjoyable. There were cultural/social issues that characters dealt with and Davis' did a remarkable job inserting these into the story line and having these issues move the story along. Davis is a good storyteller. 

I received an advance reader edition of this book from Penguin Publishing Group - however, this did not influence my review.  It is so nice to find a good author and I plan to buy her previous book, The Dollhouse. 

Linda