Tuesday, June 28, 2011

[Image: Heaven Is for Real: by Todd Burpo]
I just finished reading this book about a little boys story of his trip to Heaven and back.  He and his family live in Imperial, Nebraska and the story starts when Colton wasn't quite four years old.
Here is just a small exert from the back of the book....

When Colton Burpo made it through an emergency appendectomy, his family was overjoyed at his miraculous survival.  What they weren't expecting, though, was the story that emerged in the months that followed.... a story as beautiful as it was extraordinary, detailing their little boy's trip to heaven and back.  

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Monday, June 27, 2011

Good Monday morning!!  Yesterday I said that I'd show you the Red top that I have been working on for the Monochromatic Challenge.
On my other post I said that I was going to sash these pinwheel blocks.
Well....as usual ... I changed my mind and went back to EQ and decided to set them on point and add some Snowball blocks.  This pic is only showing 3 of 5 pinwheel blocks across and there will be 6 blocks down.  This will make the quilt much bigger without having to make more pinwheel blocks.  (I was running out of red scraps)  I'll also be adding red and white borders to finish it off.

So since it's Monday why don't you head on over to Patchwork Times and check out Judy's Design Wall and see what some of the other quilters have been up to.
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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Just in case you were wondering....I'm still here.
I know I've said it before and I'll say it again..... I really can't believe that so much time has slipped away while I was doing a little sewing....
& .....a little playing in EQ trying to figure how I want to set the Red blocks together....
& .....a lot of computer time absorbing as much information about the Joplin tornado as I could find....
& .....a few naps here and there....
& .....and all in all just a whole lot of wasting time.  
But since I've done this song and dance before I'm not even going to pretend that I will not take so long between posts again.  hahaha
(You were right for sure Crispy) LOL

I did get my ironing board recovered the other day.  Oh Gosh...it was in terrible shape and I just kept putting it off until it had finally gotten so hard and brittle that it actually ripped in a couple of places and I couldn't stand it any more.
 I certainly think it was time don't you?

Don helped me flip the board and he did the stapling while I pulled the nice pretty blue fabric tight.
Much much nicer now!
I've been slowly working on the setting triangles for the Red quilt and tomorrow I'll post a pic of the top that I have sewn together so far.  

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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Yesterday just wasn't a day for sewing for me soooo I gave in and decided to settle back with my book.   I spent the rest of the afternoon and night finishing it
An Echo in the Bone  
'An Echo In The Bone' is the 7th novel in the Outlander Series written by Diana Gabaldon.  "It continues the extraordinary story of the eighteenth-century Scotsman Jamie Fraser and his twentieth-century time-traveling wife, Claire Randall".

This is the first time I've ever started a series of novels and read each one in the order they were written.   I just hope I don't have to wait too long before she publishes the next one.  And there has to be a "next one" since she has left so many different story lines just hanging.
 .....What happened to Jem????
......and Roger???
......and oh my!!  what will Jamie do about John Grey??????
....and William???  My goodness that could be a whole other book!!

Oh I hate the waiting!!
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