Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Spring Travel

I recently traveled over a high mountain road.  (No matter which direction we travel there is a “high mountain road” involved!).  I was impressed that the roads weren’t icy even though temperatures were just below freezing and there had been snow overnight. 

When I looked at my car later I understood why the roads weren’t slippery. There must have been a lot of salt put down!  I’m sure my (usually) red car brought most of it home!


Thursday, March 7, 2013

Preemie Quilts 2013

The pattern for this year’s preemie quilts is “Basketweave and Stars”  (see the page for Preemie Quilt 2013).   Guild members and Scrappy Club members have joined in making these and we have seen a lovely variety.  Many began with a swap of dark and light 2” strips – it’s hard to believe that quite a few of these quilts began with the very same collection of fabrics!

The album shows some of the tops completed so far.  The makers have been very creative with their treatment of the “star” blocks.  Some of these quilts have already been designated by the makers as gifts.  Others are destined for the NICU at our regional hospital. 


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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

A good read

I remember as a child looking forward to being a grow-up because I figured that meant I would be able to “figure it out” and know what was going on and how the world worked.

Now that I know better than that I enjoy reading books about other people who like me, are still trying to figure things out. The main character in The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce is one such character. One review pointed out that “Harold Fry is infuriating, hilarious and completely out of his depth”.

I really enjoyed this book.  It gives insights into the characters and sets us to wondering about their lives and the decisions they’ve made that have gotten them to where they are now.


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