Sep 16

2017 Color Coded Reading Challenge wrap-up

clipboard012017 Color Coded Reading Challenge

This was my fifth year for this challenge and thanks to Bev at My Reader’s Block for hosting. In an effort to read my own books as much as possible, I made a list at sign-up to keep me on task. That list is included in parentheses and the actual book read is included in bold. Result: 3 out 9 as planned, although 4 of the other 6 were my books, so I still mostly read my own books!

Rules: Read nine books in the following categories during 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 01

Where are You Reading? 2017 wrap-up

The Where are You Reading? Reading Challenge 2017 is hosted by Book Dragon’s Lair and I joined up in late January, even though I said I was done with new challenges. The goal was to read a book that takes place in each letter of the alphabet, with real or fictional locations allowed.

Here’s my book list, and a varied list of places I managed to go! I read them all as a part of my regular reading except Q which I had to get from Interlibrary Loan, as I couldn’t find any Q places on my shelves. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 24

Indigo & Cheddar

Aug 22

BYU wedding quilt

Aug 22

America the Beautiful quilts finally done

In September of 2015 we began making these quilts together. You can read about the start of the project here, and the posts about the individual blocks below.

Flag & Sun; Fields & Trees; Barn & Trees; Trees, School, Bounty & Fences; Mountains & Church; Houses; Finished Tops

We also have a Pinterest board that displays all the photos.  Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 02

What’s In a Name 2017 wrap-up post

What’s In a Name 2017

The tenth annual What’s In A Name challenge was once again hosted by The Worm Hole. I began the fun in 2009 so I joined again this year. I identified books from my TBR stacks at the beginning of the year to fulfill this challenge and in the end, I only went with two of my original ideas. Of the other four, only one was on TBR shelf, so half isn’t bad, I guess. One of the new books was read for book club.

The rules are simple-Read one book from each category during the year. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 26

Rainbow Irish Chain quilt

I finally finished this Rainbow Irish Chain quilt. I took a photo of Melissa Corry’s quilt at her trunk show at the retreat I attended in January 2015. I totally fell in love with it and decided I had to make one of my own. She described how she had made it all as a Leaders & Enders quilt, which means that after every set of chain stitching you do on a project, you send through something as L&E. You just keep piling up the small pieces, then start sending them through as bigger pieces until finally you are ready to piece together the blocks into rows. So I worked on it for 1 1/2 years while making other projects. It is made entirely of 2 1/2″ squares. Melissa used some longer strips on the low volume sections but I opted to just make it all squares. I discovered several months into the project that she had a tutorial on her website, but as I had been working from the photo, I just kept on going from the photo. I pieced the back with a rainbow strip down the middle and the square fabric is Essential Lights by Marsha McCloskey for Clothworks. The binding is a scrappy black binding of many different black prints. I cannot tell you how much in love I am with this quilt! It is going to be the new quilt on the guest room bed where I can see it across the hall every morning when I leave my room!

Jun 21

Wild Goose Chase Reading Challenge 2017 wrap-up

Wild Goose Chase 2017

This challenge is hosted by The Bookshelf Gargoyle and I joined to further my wish to do more category challenges this year. I got it done in the first half of the year by reading a book from each category. I list in parentheses the books I set aside from shelves in January to read for this challenge, and then after in bold what I actually ended up reading. Only two of the seven were the books I planned, but they were still from my TBR shelves, except #3 which was a borrowed book I read and gave back to the owner. Read the rest of this entry »

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