If you want a golden rule that will fit everything, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.William Morris.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

A good Book and a Little Creativity

Yeah!!!! It's done. 

I have the border on and as you can tell it looks good. I might have to tweak it a little bit in some of the white pieces, there seem to be a little extra fabric that gives a ripple effect but other than that it looks great.

 And as you can tell Buddy cannot wait to initiate the quilt top. 

The corners went together fairly easy, a lot easier than I thought. I did not have to redo any of the corners. Lays perfectly flat with no puckers.

I'm going to hand quilt this one and in the book it gives you the design for hand quilting. So the next thing will be after that the binding and I'm a little nervous about the binding. Going to be tricky with all those curves and points.
The book is called Fancy to Frugal.

When I sew I listen to books and Judy at patchwork times  has now started on Tuesday what is it you're reading, I want to share what I am listening to right now. I also have shared in the past at Ginny's blog Small Things what she calls yarn along which is what you are reading and what's on your needles. That is on every Wednesday  So now there is somewhere to check out new books to look into on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The Distant Hours 

by Kate Morton
This is what audible has for a preview to the book;

Edie Burchill and her mother have never been close, but when a long lost letter arrives one Sunday afternoon with the return address of Milderhurst Castle, Kent, printed on its envelope, Edie begins to suspect that her mother's emotional distance masks an old secret. Evacuated from London as a 12-year-old girl, Edie's mother is chosen by the mysterious Juniper Blythe and taken to live at Milderhurst Castle with the Blythe family: Juniper, her twin sisters, and their father, Raymond. Fifty years later, as Edie chases the answers to her mother's riddle. She, too, is drawn to Milderhurst Castle and the eccentric sisters Blythe. Old ladies now, the three still live together, the twins nursing Juniper, whose abandonment by her fiancé in 1941 plunged her into madness. Inside the decaying castle, Edie begins to unravel her mother's past. But there are other secrets hidden in the stones of Milderhurst Castle, and Edie is about to learn more than she expected. For the truth of what happened in the distant hours has been waiting a long time for someone to find it....

I am about 4 hours into it and I like it so far, it's like her others books, so if you liked them you'll like this one.


  1. Wow! Your Dresden quilt is beautiful! I love Kate Morton I just finished The Secret Keeper. Not my favorite of her stories but still good.

  2. Your quilt is so beautiful! Well done!


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