Category: Books and sewing

Their eyes were watching God book club and sewing

I have been yearning to write about Their Eyes were Watching God book club and sewing I did for it. Finally, ta da, I am! Fiction is my favorite genre, I really enjoy the escapism of made up stories. Even when the story is sad, I know it isn’t real. That enables me to accept... Read more »

How to create clever pocket placemats

I had book club at my house today. I love books and I adore sewing so I often combine the two. Then, lucky you, I share my sewing ideas with the world at large. Today, I am going to explain how to create clever pocket placemats. Before I do that I want to give some... Read more »

Alice in Wonderland book club was delicious fun

Alice in Wonderland book club was delicious fun. Let me tell you all about our grand finale. My book club reads 3 classic books a year and we meet every four months. We pick books about a year in advance and announce the dates. In fact, I listened to the audiobook last year when I... Read more »
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The Bluest Eye book club - a book everyone should read

Today was our first book club meeting of 2018 and it was a fabulous one. We enjoyed The Bluest Eye book club finale and not just because it is a book everyone should read. We enjoyed it because of the discussion, the company of smart women and the food. Oh, yes, we had food. We... Read more »

Review of Christmas Quilts Christmas Memories book and exhibit at International Quilt Festival

Here is the cover of the charming book which inspired the exhibit.
I enjoy making modern traditional quilts and I adore looking at all kinds of Christmas quilts. My favorites are combinations of red, white and green so I was in luck at the International Quilt Festival. Not only did I get to see the quilts, I purchased the book as well. I am combining the two... Read more »

Review of the book Charm School by Vanessa Goertzen

I don’t want to brag but I have quite a collection of charm packs. I went wild buying them a few years back and even now I can’t resist buying a few each year. I really need to stop accumulating them and start sewing with them. This intent led me to purchase a book and... Read more »
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Quilting books that never got published

I thought it would be a best seller!
I just haven’t had any luck with publishers and my quilting books. It might be because I have never written one or tried. I’ve heard it’s hard to get a book on the market if you haven’t created one. I guess I am afraid my book would end up like these, on the slag heap... Read more »

Frankenstein by Mary Shelly book club was an Oktoberfest delight

Frankenstein by Mary Shelly book club was an Oktoberfest delight at my condo yesterday. We read three classic novels a year and this choice was perfect for this time of year. Let me tell you all about the fun. My last post described how I created the table runner you see on the table with... Read more »

How the Garcia Girls lost their Accents book club food and fun

How would you like to read all about my How the Garcia Girls lost their Accents book club food and fun? I thought so! It is the first novel by Julia Alvarez with many themes that relate to all of us. I love book clubs and sewing for them. Do you remember the fantastic literary fabric... Read more »
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Sewing for a Frankenstein book club and Halloween

Have you ever read the original Frankenstein by Mary Shelly? Me either! But that is about to change. My classics book club is reading it and will discuss it in, when else, October. I have to figure out what I am going to be sewing for a Frankenstein book club and Halloween. I am eager... Read more »