Tuesday, July 31, 2012

My Books

There has been some confusion over my two published books that I would like to clear up.  My first book, a romance, is entitled: Owe It To The Wind.  On the back cover it states that the sequel will be "All's Forgotten Now."  It is not.  As time went by I realized that title was not going to work and therefore I ended up with the sequel (a romance with a mystery) being called Truly, Everything. 

Although I am working on a third book it is not a continuation.  The two books above are the complete story.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Lovina's Pressed Flower blocks

I found this pattern in the book Lovina's Pressed Flowers.  I was thinking I did not have a lot of background fabric as I tend to stay away from plain fabric however I have been pleasantly surprised to find that I do have plain plus a lot of my background fabric has a design but is light enough to blend in (the brown looking one on the left is actually a white-and-brown check pattern).  The pattern calls for 6 yo-yo's in each block however I am liking only having four.  I put one yo-yo on the left side of the stem and later when I went to do the next block couldn't remember but thought it was to the right of the stem (in this heat I did not feel like getting up and going into the next room to check).  I may end up doing half and half or I may put my yo-yo's in various places.  Only 47 more blocks to go and several more yo-yo's to make.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Summer time and my thoughts always turn to classics.  When I was in high school one of our assignments was to read a classic. Wanting to be able to choose from a large selection I was one of the first in the library to pick a book from the list that the teacher had handed out.  Thomas Hardy's Far From the Madding Crowd sounded really good.  I hated it.  Hurried back to the library only to find that all the books on her list were checked out. I was stuck with Hardy.  And I am so glad.  It took me almost to the middle of the book for me to get into it but what a ride.  It was great and today I have almost the entire collection of Thomas Hardy books. 

From there I decided that every summer I would read at least one classic and except for a few summers when my children were little I have done just that.

Friday, July 6, 2012

First Day

Here is my first day as a blogger!  I'm excited to start this blog having just learned that my second book here just won it's third national award.  As I get this up and running click here for my website.