Saturday, March 29, 2014

Ties that Bind....

It's Sew and Tell time Everyone!

We are pieced, sewed, sandwiched, tied and bound....ready for (take off) delivery.  In other words:  We have a completed project.  I'm sew excited...Now I must find a new project to work on.  Like that is going to be a hard task just need to turn my head to the right a wee bit and bingo it is staring at me.  ;-P  any way here is the finished project just in time to have to her by mother's day.  WooHoo!

You'll find other  post from start to finish follow the 3 &1/2 year progress:
Oct. 15, 2010
Feb. 18, 2011
Mar. 19, 2011
Apr. 16, 2011
May 21, 2011
Jun 18, 2011
Jul 6, 2011
Dec. 10, 2011
Jan.21, 2012
Feb. 18, 2012
Mar. 17, 2012
Jun 16, 2012
Jul 14, 2012
Sep. 22, 2012
Oct. 27, 2012
Nov.17, 2012
Mar. 23, 2013
Apr. 6, 2013
May 4, 2013
Jun 5, 2013
Jul 10, 2013
Aug 26, 2013
Jan 4, 2014 
Jan 14, 2014 
Feb 22, 2014 
Mar 3, 2014 

A Lovely Year of Finishes

WIPs on Wednesdays

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Maybelle in Stitches by JMoyce Magnin

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Maybelle In Stitches
Abingdon Press (March 18, 2014)
Joyce Magnin


A word from the Author:

I am the author of seven novels. Five adult novels and two middle grade readers. I never wanted to do anything else but write and every day I wake up astonished that I get to do what I always dreamed about. My days are filled with words and images along with the usual family stuff. I have three children, Rebekah who is married to Joshua. They have three of the most adorable boys on the planet, Lemuel, Cedar and Soren. My daughter Emily Kate is a lovely young woman anthropologist and my son Adam is fourteen and a student--he's a genius who loves frogs and lizards and fish and plants. He amazes me.

I have never eaten a scallop. I love cream soda. Drink way too much coffee. I do not like elevators but I do enjoy needle arts and of course books. I prefer jazz over country (no offense), milk chocolate over dark, but not roller coasters although my life has often resembled a roller coaster ride.

One of my life's desires is to meet Amy Grant so I can tell her she saved my life.


Maybelle can’t sew. But when she finds an unfinished quilt in the attic of her mother’s house, she gets the crazy idea to complete it. At first, it’s just a way to fill the lonely nights while her husband, staff sergeant Holden Kanzinzki, is away fighting in World War II.

Yet when Maybelle discovers that the quilt is made from scraps of material that can be traced back through her family heritage, the project is suddenly much more important. Then word comes that Holden is missing in action, and with little else to do, Maybelle clings to the quilt as much as to the hope that her husband is still alive. As neighborhood friends gather around Maybelle to help her through the unknown days and nights ahead, it is the quilt that becomes a symbol of her unflagging belief that Holden will return—to her, to their home, and to their quilt-covered bed.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Maybelle In Stitches, go HERE.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Tide and Tempest by Elizabeth Ludwig

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Tide and Tempest
Bethany House Publishers (March 4, 2014)
Elizabeth Ludwig


Elizabeth Ludwig is an award-winning author whose work has been featured on Novel Rocket, the Christian Authors Network, and The Christian Pulse. Her first novel, Where the Truth Lies (co-authored with Janelle Mowery), earned her the 2008 IWA Writer of the Year Award. This book was followed in 2009 by "I'll be Home for Christmas", part of the Christmas anthology collection, Christmas Homecoming.

In 2011, her second mystery, Died in the Wool (co-authored with Janelle Mowery) was nominated for a Carol Award. In 2012, the popular EDGE OF FREEDOM series released from Bethany House Publishers. Books one and two, No Safe Harbor and Dark Road Home, respectively, earned 4 Stars from the RT Book Reviews. Book three, Tide and Tempest, received top honors with 4 1/2 Stars.

Elizabeth is an accomplished speaker and teacher, often attending conferences and seminars where she lectures on editing for fiction writers, crafting effective novel proposals, and conducting successful editor/agent interviews. Along with her husband and children, she makes her home in the great state of Texas.


Two years ago, her fiance perished during their voyage to America.

Now she discovers it may have been murder...

Dreaming of a better life, Tillie McGrath leaves Ireland behind and, with her beloved fiance by her side, sets sail for America. But when illness robs her of the man she holds dear, she's left alone with only a handful of tattered memories. While forging on proves difficult, Tillie soon finds some new friends at her New York boardinghouse, and begins pursuing a new dream--to open a home for orphaned children.

Despite two years passing, Captain Keondric Morgan has never forgotten the lass who left his ship so heartbroken. When a crewman's deathbed confession reveals her fiance's demise was the result of murder, the captain knows he must try to contact her. But his attention draws the notice of others as well--dangerous men who believe Tillie has in her possession something that could expose their crimes. And to their way of thinking, the best way to prevent such an outcome is to seize the evidence and then hand Tillie the same fate as her naïve fiance.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Tide and Tempest, go HERE.

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Saturday, March 15, 2014

Veronica Mars DVD Giveaway

About Veronica Mars KF

On the eve of graduating law school, Veronica Mars has put Neptune and her amateur sleuthing days behind her. While interviewing at high-end New York law firms, Veronica Mars gets a call from her ex-boyfriend Logan who has been accused of murder. Veronica heads back to Neptune just to help Logan find an attorney, but when things don't seem right with how Logan's case is perceived and handled, Veronica finds herself being pulled back into a life she thought she had left behind.
See it In Theaters MARCH 14
Pre-order on DIGITAL HD
Following a record-breaking Kickstarter campaign that ended on April 12, 2013, Veronica Mars was shot over 23 days during June-July 2013. It will be released in selected theaters nationwide on March 14th, 2014.

How to enter to win -
Think you know all there is to know about Neptune, California? Test your Veronica Mars knowledge with all 3 levels of super-fan trivia and find out if you are the ultimate Marshmallow! Then post your results in the comment section along with a way to contact you if you are the winner.

Bonus entries: 
1.) tell me which episode you are looking forward to watching from the top ten list above.
2.) Shout out about this giveaway linking back to this post.  (be sure to tell me where you posted)

Giveaway open to the U.S.A. and Canada.  Winner will be chosen on Saturday, Mar. 29th. 

**All prize packs will ship after the DVD release date ETA May 2014.

The prize will be sent via FedEx or USPS. No P.O. Boxes please. Please note that the assets included within this message were delivered to me to promote Warner Bros.. Warner Bros. supplied these materials to you me.

Each household is only eligible to win One (1) Veronica Mars DVD via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

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 I joined in on a free on-line quilting class.  It is a beginner's crazy quilt class @ ShawklClasses with K. Shaw.  This past Thurs and today I've been trying to get it started.  I'm finally on task, but after this weekend I'll be behind again.  She is going to post our next lesson and assignment this weekend.  I'm excited to see how this will try out in the end. Now I'm to work on my other quilt.  The house is quiet; hubby's at work and daughters are shopping. 

By the Way. Happy Quilter's Day

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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Gone Stitchin'....Well not yet at least

Tomorrow night is the FFnwF night and guess what?  Yeap. I'm finally going to get to join in.  I haven't been able to get in on this sewing night since last Aug.  Not that I haven't sewed since then, but just not along with other sewing gals on the first Friday night of the month.  Guess what I'm going to be working on?  Yeaper ...You got it going to be tying my quilt some more.  I'll be sew glad to get this done.  Don't know what this night is all about visit Gone Stitchin' here and find out.  Then be sure to sign up to sew along this month here

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Monday, March 3, 2014

tying Saga continues....

Feb. and Jan. came and went and still didn't get it completed.  It is getting done slowly but surely.  So March brings in another month with the goal of getting it completed.  I must say I'm further along today than I was at the start of the year.  Visit here for all the links to this quilts progress stages. 
A Lovely Year of Finishes

WIPs on Wednesdays

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4 scarves- 16 ways

Raw For Beauty
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Saturday, March 1, 2014

Crazy Quilting

Do you want to learn to do crazy quilting?

Kathy @ Shawkl Designs is offering a free on-line beginner's crazy quilt class.  Click here to go to her blog post that gives you all the details.

The teacher in me is always up for a new challenge. I've registered because I love to learn new things and there is so much that I need to learn in life yet.  Hopefully, I'll be able to squeeze in some time with work and all. 

Head over to Kathy's blog and look around..You'll just drool!  And it isn't all crazy looks like she's a very talented lady. 

Thank you, Kathy, for offering this class.

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The Ether: Vero Rising by Laurice E. Molinari

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
The Ether: Vero Rising
Zonderkidz (February 4, 2014)
Laurice E. Molinari


Laurice Elehwany Molinari, a veteran film and TV writer in Hollywood for over two decades, has penned over thirty scripts for various studios and networks. Her very first feature script, written while a fellow at the American Film Institute, became Columbia Picture’s critically acclaimed children’s classic, My Girl. She went on to pen The Brady Bunch Movie and The Amazing Panda Adventure. Laurice lives with her husband and two children in Los Angeles, the City of Angels, where her lifelong love for our heavenly guardians inspired her to write a book about them in the ETHER series.


The Fiercest of Warriors? Vero Leland always suspected he was different from others his own age, ever since his childhood attempts to fly. But he never could have predicted the truth---or how much his life was about to change. Soon after his twelfth birthday, Vero learns he is a guardian angel and is abruptly transported to the Ether, the spiritual realm that surrounds the earth. Yet before he can be counted among these fierce warriors, Vero must learn to master his growing powers, competing with other angels-in- training and battling demonic creatures known as maltures as well as mythical creatures such as the leviathan. Until his instruction is complete, Vero needs to alternate between the Ether and his regular life. If he survives training and accepts his destiny---a destiny he did not choose---he must leave everything behind, including his family and the life he loves. Meanwhile, an evil is growing---the maltures are rising, and Vero appears to be their target.

Enjoy the book trailer:

If you'd like to read the first chapter of The Ether: Vero Rising, go HERE.

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Dating, Dining, and Desperation by Melody Carlson

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Dating, Dining, and Desperation
B&H Books (March 1, 2014)
Melody Carlson


Over the years, Melody Carlson has worn many hats, from pre-school teacher to youth counselor to political activist to senior editor. But most of all, she loves to write! Currently she freelances from her home. In the past eight years, she has published over ninety books for children, teens, and adults--with sales totaling more than two million and many titles appearing on the ECPA Bestsellers List. Several of her books have been finalists for, and winners of, various writing awards.

She has two grown sons and lives in Central Oregon with her husband and chocolate lab retriever. They enjoy skiing, hiking, gardening, camping and biking in the beautiful Cascade Mountains.


Daphne Ballinger has learned to accept her deceased, eccentric aunt’s strange request that she marry in order to inherit her estate, along with taking over her aunt’s hometown paper’s advice column. But knowing and accepting that God’s will be done becomes harder when a new neighbor, a divorced socialite, learns of Daphne’s predicament and takes on the task of finding her the perfect man, even if it includes speed dating. When God does open Daphne’s heart, it is instead to take in a young girl left parentless and in the care of her dying grandmother. It may be a temporary arrangement until the girl’s uncle returns from the Marines, but God uses Daphne to speak His heavenly love and protection into the life of the child -- whom Daphne soon discovers has a very handsome and single uncle.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Dating, Dining, and Desperation, go HERE.

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