16 03, 2011

Vintage Notions :: Review & Giveaway

By |March 16th, 2011|give away, review|122 Comments

I have a special book to share with you today, it is a piece of history brought to light, and highlights the art of handmade! Vintage Notions (as in ideas) is a big book chalk full of insights and inspiration. Amy Barickman has beautifully compiled inspirational essays, cleaver sewing patterns, cooking basics, and beautiful illustrations from the [...]

15 03, 2011

Review :: You Don’t Love This Man

By |March 15th, 2011|review|8 Comments

  You Don't Love This Man by Dan DeWeese, is a thought provoking, carefully crafted story.  I really enjoyed reading it! From the back cover : On the morning of his daughter Miranda’s wedding, Paul learns that the bank he manages has been robbed—apparently by the same man who robbed it twenty-five years before. As [...]

28 02, 2011

Quilt Fiesta! surprising designs from Mexican tiles :: Review

By |February 28th, 2011|give away, review|123 Comments

I'm participating in yet another fantastic blog tour!  ¡Quilt Fiesta! by Cheryl Lynch - Cheryl has taken the inspiration that she found while on vacation in Mexico, and made beautiful quilts!  The results are appealing and fun!  Cheryl shares photographs from her travels, and a bit of history about Puebla where the most desirable tiles are made. [...]

23 02, 2011

ReSew: turn thrift-store finds into fabulous designs :: Review

By |February 23rd, 2011|review|84 Comments

I am honored to be included in another great blog tour going on right now, for ReSew! Author and friend Jenny Wilding Cardon has pooled all her thrifting and re-fashioning knowledge into one fabulous book!  Her introduction gives you a glimpse into her fun personality, and why she likes to ReSew. Jenny shares her personal [...]

3 02, 2011

Review: The Rose of Sharon Block Book

By |February 3rd, 2011|review|10 Comments

Thanks for the well wishes friends!  We are on the mend, and starting to feel hungry again - always a good sign.  Since I haven't made it to my sewing machine yet, I thought I would share a book with you!  Given the opportunity to select books for review, I was drawn to the intricate [...]

27 01, 2011

Review: Under the Mercy Trees

By |January 27th, 2011|review|6 Comments

Hi friends - I have a beautifully written novel to share with you today!  Under the Mercy Trees by Heather Newton - my review copy is courtesy of TLC Book Tours. From the publisher : Thirty years ago, Martin Owenby came to New York City with dreams of becoming a writer. Now his existence revolves [...]

6 01, 2011

Find My Fabric

By |January 6th, 2011|Inspiration, review|8 Comments

First!  Thank you so much for all your input yesterday!  Many of the magazines mentioned are not available in our little town, no Borders or Barnes & Noble around the corner.  So it was interesting to do a little research with your suggestions!  The top 5 mentions - Quilting Arts, Quilts & More, American Patchwork [...]

23 11, 2010

Review: Unstoppable in Stilettos

By |November 23rd, 2010|review|22 Comments

First I have to say - Thank You - to everyone that has contributed to the raffle for { Modern } Relief so far!  The outpouring  of support has been fantastic! This is a fun book!  It's like a great pep talk that you can turn to when ever you need it.  Unstoppable in Stilettos: [...]

16 11, 2010

Bloom Creek Quilts — Review

By |November 16th, 2010|review|4 Comments

Hi there!  I thought I would share a new book with you. Bloom Creek Quilts by Vicki Bellino, is a beautiful book, with fun quilty projects!  The cover pulled me in!  Vicki has included 14 of her top-selling designs.  She combines traditional patchwork with delightful appliqué shapes in projects ranging from wall hangings to bed-sized [...]

22 09, 2010

Review: Naked In Eden

By |September 22nd, 2010|review|22 Comments

The Winners are # 5 & 20 Linda and Leslie - Congratulations ladies! In the deepest recesses of the forest, far from everything that was modern and familiar, Robin and her husband, Ian, pitched camp.  As Robin began to explore her new environment, she searched the ground for the things she feared: snakes, spiders, leeches, scorpions, [...]

24 08, 2010

What We Have

By |August 24th, 2010|review|35 Comments

I have an amazing memoir to share with you  today!  I am honored to be included in the book tour hosted by TLC Book Tours for Amy Boesky. First, here's a little bit about the book: What We Have: A Family's Inspiring Story About Love, Loss, and Survival At thirty-two, Amy felt her life was [...]

17 08, 2010

Review: Write the Right Words

By |August 17th, 2010|review|61 Comments

I spend a good amount of time writing each day, or thinking about what I will be writing next.  I think many of you can relate, right?  However, whenever I'm given the task of actually writing a note in a card - I often draw a blank! "aaaaahhhmmm - what should I write?" Not anymore! [...]