Reading 1820 Blogs Daily!


  • book review
  • Page 1 of 5 ( posts )
May 23, 2019
Little Kitchen Things from ... Cat Patches

There was quilting and slow-stitching yesterday, and there was also activity in the kitchen that I like to refer to as my "little kitchen things." I'll show you what I'm talking about in a minute. But first, let's take a little stroll through the garden, shall we?

I'm still waiting for the dappled willow to do whatever it's going to do. Things got a burst of energy when we had about ten days of summer weather at the beginning of the month. Now they seem to have gone back into dormancy, and not much is ...

read more
Little Kitchen Things from Cat Patches

There was quilting and slow-stitching yesterday, and there was also activity in the kitchen that I like to refer to as my "little kitchen things." I'll show you what I'm talking about in a minute. But first, let's take a little stroll through the garden, shall we?

I'm still waiting for the dappled willow to do whatever it's going to do. Things got a burst of energy when we had about ten days of summer weather at the beginning of the month. Now they seem to have gone back into dormancy, and not much is ...

read more
May 20, 2019
Book Review: The Overdue Life of Amy Byler, by Kelly Harms from Nita Dances

Dear Vi, Summer reading season is upon us and I am all about the lighthearted, happy books right now. Why? Because lately I’m finding all the unkindness in the world is wearing me down. Angst and anger shouts at me … Continue reading

read more
April 9, 2019
String Frenzy Book Tour from Needle and Foot

Today is my stop on the String Frenzy Book Tour!! You may have already read a few posts about this new book by none other than Bonnie Hunter. Bonnie, queen of scrappy quilts, has been at it again and this new book is the result of hours and hours of work. If you are new to my blog, welcome! I am so glad you’re here and hope you will take a few minutes to look around.

One of the things that impressed me about the book is Bonnie’s level of detail. She discusses the basics on block construction ...

read more
April 7, 2019
Sandwiches for Four from ... Cat Patches

In case you were wondering, this is how Sadie does Sunday.


This is how I do Sunday...and every other day of the week. Yesterday, I finished off the little redwork piece, "When Life Gives you Scraps." When I filled my hoop, I moved it to the next position and finished off the rest.


This pattern was created by Kaaren Johnston at The Painted Quilt. Her blog has been retired, but her free patterns are still available. You can find the free pdf for this little mini right here.


I was hurrying to finish off that little snack of a ...

read more
Sandwiches for Four from Cat Patches

In case you were wondering, this is how Sadie does Sunday.


This is how I do Sunday...and every other day of the week. Yesterday, I finished off the little redwork piece, "When Life Gives you Scraps." When I filled my hoop, I moved it to the next position and finished off the rest.


This pattern was created by Kaaren Johnston at The Painted Quilt. Her blog has been retired, but her free patterns are still available. You can find the free pdf for this little mini right here.


I was hurrying to finish off that little snack of a ...

read more
April 3, 2019
Quilty News from ... Cat Patches

It's been a couple of busy days getting unpacked and reorganized after our trip. Yesterday I had to make a trip to the grocery store. It was senior discount day and, due to poor planning, I ended up there right at noon, and so the store was mobbed. It would have been the usual painful trip except I got in line to check out behind a very, very old woman. She noticed I was purchasing orange juice, and informed me that it would make good Mimosas. Then she told me how to make them. Okay, so that saved the ...

read more
Quilty News from Cat Patches

It's been a couple of busy days getting unpacked and reorganized after our trip. Yesterday I had to make a trip to the grocery store. It was senior discount day and, due to poor planning, I ended up there right at noon, and so the store was mobbed. It would have been the usual painful trip except I got in line to check out behind a very, very old woman. She noticed I was purchasing orange juice, and informed me that it would make good Mimosas. Then she told me how to make them. Okay, so that saved the ...

read more
April 2, 2019
C&T Blog Tour: Sew Emoji by Gailen Runge from Terificreations's Weblog

UPDATE! Congratulations Carol DeLater, you are a winner of an ebook! I’ll be reaching out to you soon Sew Emoji Mix and Match 60 Features for Custom Emoticons Make a Twin Size Quilt, Pillows, & MoreGailen Runge C&T Publishing64 pages soft cover $17.95; ebook $12.99 Emoji’s allow us to express a wide range of emotions… Continue reading C&T Blog Tour: Sew Emoji by Gailen Runge

read more
March 17, 2019
Giveaway Winners from the Text-it Blog Hop from Stitchin at Home

The day for all things green, my favourite colour, St Patrick's Day! Green , green and more green one can never have too much green in one's life. 

If it's all green it's all good! Happy St Patrick's Day.

I used random.org to draw the winners for the Text-It Blog Hop. Emails have been sent.

the winner of the book
I will be mailing out a copy of the book to you.

the winner of Aurifil thread

Today at Bluprint

It’s your lucky day at Bluprint! Just use code POTOFGOLD ...

read more
March 12, 2019
Text It! Blog Hop from Stitchin at Home

Welcome to my stop on the Text It! blog hop, sharing the gorgeous and fun projects from Sherri Noel's (Rebecca Mae Designs) new book, Text It!
Sherri's book has 10 Quilt and Pillow patterns as well as 7 full sized alphabets so you can personalize any project or make something of your own inspired by the book.




I was looking for a quick project as I have a lot going on, as I browsed through her book I found the perfect project. It goes well with my project from 'Dusting off a Quilt Book' .


I used some of ...

read more
March 11, 2019
On joining a book club and being surrounded by life experience from Nita Dances

Dear Vi, Last October I was invited into a book club by my friend Jean. Call me a nerd, but I have always wanted to be in a book club! It was a little intimidating at first, to tell the … Continue reading

read more
January 11, 2019
Strip Quilt Secrets- Unleashed! You have a chance to WIN! from Humble Quilts

 Diane's new book hit the market a few a short weeks ago and I told her I'd love to be a part of a blog hop to help her promote it. I was happy to be a part of her first book release- her quilts and directions are fun and simple! (We made the house blocks from her first book!) She has given highlights on her blog and I would encourage you to take the time to read it. Check it out HERE.  Her secrets are revealed!!
While browsing through the book I noticed this toward the end ...

read more
January 8, 2019
Blog Hop: Strip Quilt Secrets from Peachy Pages

Today is my day to host the Strip Quilt Secrets blog hop and I'm so excited!  If you've already got a copy of Diane Knott’s book Scrap Quilt Secrets, then you know she creates some really fun designs in bright, cheerful colors that use up lots of the scrappy stash!  If you haven't been introduced to Diane's designs, then you're in for a real treat and I can't wait to show you how I decided to dive into Strip Quilt Secrets...
I started with this...a scrap basket full of selvages!  Can you ...

read more
December 27, 2018
December Reading List from Butterfly Threads



The Death of Mrs. Westaway

I listened to this book on CD while driving to and from work and teaching locations. It was a great story that kept my interest but about half way through the book I had totally figured out what was going to happen. I enjoyed listening to the details and getting to know the characters, but I was a little disappointed when things did actually turn out how I thought they would. There were a few surprises along the way, and I would recommend it.


The Great Alone

Not only did I not finish this book ...

read more
December 19, 2018
Day 18: American Patchwork & Quilting from High Road Quilter


Before I start on talking about this magazine, let me first complain about marketing tactics. I used to be really good about following all the rules and deciding which deals were worth the hassle, but I haven't done so well this year. I only bought this magazine because there was a get $10 coupon if you buy $10 coupon or some such thing at the end of my order. I had planned not to do it since  it is basically a 50% off if you think about it, but I changed my mind at the last minute. I got ...

read more
December 17, 2018
Book Review: Decluttering at the Speed of Life from High Road Quilter


I just finished reading Decluttering at the Speed of Life: Winning Your Never-Ending Battle with
Stuff by Dana K. White. You would think I would be an expert at decluttering by now if you count the number of books that I've read about the subject, but I still  need to learn a new mindset and find yet another strategy that makes oh so much sense in the why didn't I think of that? way.  Plus, it is a perfect procrastination excuse. Yes, I will declutter as soon as I learn how to by reading this book.

This book ...

read more
December 14, 2018
Creating Art Quilts with Panels from High Road Quilter


I normally do my book reviews on the High Road Reader blog, but since I have to post every day this month, I am going to do it here.  My latest book is one I got from Net Galley, but I am going to give you my honest opinion.



It's called Creating Art Quilts with Panels: Easy Thread Painting and Embellishing Techniques to Create Your Own Colorful Piece of Art From Panels by Joyce Hughes. It is published by Fox Chapel Publishing. 

This book starts with a super idea. Instead of piecing or appliquéing your quilts, why not start ...

read more
December 10, 2018
Blog Tour: Free-motion Quilting from Ordinary to Extraordinary from Terificreations's Weblog

Free-motion Quilting from Ordinary to Extraordinary: 3 Steps to Joyful Machine Stitching in 21 DaysJenny K LyonC&T Publishing96 pages, 8 1/2 x 11softcover, $27.99; eBook, $22.99 Learning to free-motion quilt is daunting as there are a lot of moving parts, literally. In Free-motion Quilting From Ordinary to Extraordinary Jenny takes us through our awkward teenage… Continue reading Blog Tour: Free-motion Quilting from Ordinary to Extraordinary

read more
December 6, 2018
Quilting Cozy Series, Book Review & Giveaway from Needle and Foot

It has been quite a while since I have done a book review. When I saw an email from C&T Pubs in my in-box a couple of months ago, I was delighted.  I really enjoy working with them as they publish so many high quality books.  This set of books is a bit different though.

When I read that these books, the Quilting Cozy series, were described by the author, Carol Dean Jones, as a Cozy series of books, I didn’t know what that referred to.  Of course Wikipedia answered all my questions. Per Wikipedia, ‘Cozy mysteries, also ...

read more
  • book review
  • Page 1 of 5 ( 99 posts )