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Friday, January 13, 2012

New Year ~ New Project

Now that all of the Christmas decorations have been put away and the house is back to normal, it was time to start a new quilting project!  Do you feel the same way, too?  I have several "in the works", and chose to start with the one using The Cotton Club fabrics by Paula Barnes for Marcus Bros.

Aren't they just as yummy as can be?  Check back with me in a few days to see what I'm doing with them!!


In my post about reading The Kitchen House, I asked if any of you could recommend other good historical fiction books.  I wanted to follow up with you with all of the great book recommendations you shared with me.  Thanks to everyone who commented, giving us more great reading material! 

The Change and Cherish series by Jane Kirkpatrick (http://www.jkbooks.com/)
Book 1 - A Clearing in the Wild
Book 2 - A Tendering in the Storm
Book 3 - A Mending at the Edge

Betsey Anne by Diana Buckley

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Schaffer & Annie Barrows

The Forgotten Garden, House at Riverton & The Distant Hours by Kate Morton

The Wagons West series by Dana Fuller Ross 

If you know of other historical fiction books you'd like to share, please comment or email me. 


Don't forget to email me a photo of your Quilty License Plate!!


Yesterday, Lynne and I talked with the folks at Quilting Connections, our quilt cruise travel agent, and they report that we have more than 40 quilters, girlfriends 
and husbands joining us!!   We're absolutely delighted!! 
Lynne and I are brainstorming ideas and have fun plans for you! 
It's not too late to sign up!  We'd all love to have you join us on this fun adventure.

And....we're planning more cruises for 2013!!

Join Lynne Hagmeier and me as we cruise to Alaska on The Great Girlfriend Get-AwayClick here to find all of the details!


  1. I think you would love Nancy Turner's trilogy, based on her great-grandmother's life. I learned so much from them, and each is written equally well. These Is My Words: The Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine, 1881-1901; Sarah's Quilt: A Novel of Sarah Agnes Prine and the Arizona Territories, 1906; The Star Garden: A Novel of Sarah Agnes Prine. If you love historical fiction, these are not to be missed. I hope you read the first. I guarantee you'll be hooked!

  2. Thanks, Regina! I will definitely check those out and share with everyone soon!