May 29, 2009

Weekend Reading Winner

I needed a new book to read as I just finished "Heart and Soul" a few days ago.
I picked up this book "The Hundred Secret Senses" at a thrift store about a month ago for $1 and this is the winner for this week!
It is written by Amy Tan who wrote "The Joy Luck Club" which is one of my favorite books that I have read at least a dozen times.
Amy has such a great way of involving you into the world of the chinese culture and lets you see into the soul of each of her characters.
I definately recommend you pick up one of her novels - I am sure you will be as pleased as I have been! I will let you know how I like this book! Have a great weekend!

May 26, 2009


For years I have been wanting to learn to crochet, and this week a good friend of mine finally showed me how! So with Elizabeth's help and a little help from on-line You Tube tutorials I can now crochet! Yay!

There are 2 projects I will be taking on immediately. One will be a Granny Square Afghan and the other will be a Ripple Blanket. Here are some pictures I have found that inspire me....I CAN"T WAIT! :)

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May 24, 2009

My First Quilt-Along

I know its been a long time since I last posted - but I'm back!

I was browsing along online a couple of days ago and happened to check out a great blog called the Old Red Barn Co. They are having a Quilt-Along for the next 6 weeks and I am so excited to be a part of it!

Each week there will be instructions of the next step in the process and at the end of 6 weeks - I will have a finished quilt! I am VERY excited.

The pattern is one she created and will look like this:

I have decided to go with the Adriatic Collection by Anna Maria Horner (Good Folks). Here it is here:

Isn't it BEAUTIFUL! I absolutely LOVE it and can't wait to get started! I will keep you updated on my progress as I quilt-along!