Monday, June 30, 2014

Book Review 1

by Jonas Jonasson

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This book is my book club selection for September.  We do not meet during the summer, so this is the next book we will discuss.  I am the "host", so that means I have to find the discussion question and choose the meeting place.

Sometimes we meet at a restaurant that matches the book we have read, but unless we eat at IKEA, that will not be happening in September.  :)

Book Review

This was a fairly easy read and early on, it was also pretty humourous.  As the chapters passed, and the historical coincidences keep piling up, it got a little tedious.  By the end it was clear that the events of Allan's life helped with getting him and his merry band of nitwits out of trouble, but it really wasn't worth it.  

I would rate it 3 out of 5 stars. ***

More to come,

Monday, June 23, 2014


So I have been blogging, on and off, for a few months now.  My blog overview has been telling me that people have been viewing my blog posts, but so far, no one has been commenting.

I think I solved that mystery today...

As I was getting caught up on my Bloglovin' feed, I have been hopping through new quilter blogs care of Plum and June.  It is a great hop!  I have been finding all kinds of people who are new to blogging and/or me!! So I'm reading, and reading, and reading...and <<POW!!>>...there it was...a blog post about another blogger who wasn't getting any comments either!  Thank you, Cozy Capatiller, for helping me solve the mystery I didn't even know that I had to solve!  :)

Still working on my sewing room...maybe finished by the end of this week??

More to come,

Thursday, June 19, 2014

State of Affairs

The Escape of Chaos by Nicholas Vitale

In my last post, I mentioned that my sewing space was a mess.  Here is the proof:

View from the laundry room

View from the stairs

Carpet is draped over my sewing table due to the flooding that happened during the first thaw.  We had a lot of snow this past winter and when it melted in such great quantity, it came through the seam of the window on the right.  My mom and I got as much off the floor as possible (thank god for plastic bins!), and placed the carpet on my sewing table to dry out.  Not long after that, I moved to her place until I had Maggie, so I haven't had a chance to put my sewing space back together again.  That is my goal this week.  I'll post pictures when I get it done.

More to come,

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Maggie is Growing!

So, it has been another month since I posted.  I am learning that I do not have has much time as a new mother as I thought I would, but I love every minute of it!

I have done absolutely ZERO sewing, so I have nothing to report on there.  I have moved back to my own house, though, after staying with my parents for 2 months after Maggie was born, so hopefully I can find some time to get some stuff worked on, and maybe even done!  First, I have to get my sewing space back together, as the initial thaw decided to make its way into my basement and I had to lift the carpet up from the floor, which moved everything out of place.  I am hoping to get that done this week.

Maggie is growing like a weed!  She was 2 months old on June 1.  Here is a comparison:

As you can see, she has definitely gotten chunkier!  She is a little longer, too.  Inspired by Young House Love, I am planning on taking Maggie's picture every month on a different piece of fabric, then using the fabric to make a quilt.  Sherry and John took a picture every week, but I am just not that organized!  Click here to see the quilt that Sherry made.

More to come,