I spent time opening a bounty of mail-box gifts this morning! It's going to take a bit to play with photos and get that all ready to post, so be expecting that in the morning!
The “body bags” are packed with quilts for me to take to Florida tomorrow…
It goes like this…I stuff in what I think I need, we grab the hand held scale, I lift the bag, and DH says “TOO HEAVY, TAKE SOMETHING OUT!” ((Wait a minute, why am *I* doing the lifting, and he is doing the critiquing?!)) There is one quilt that just would not fit, so I’m going to take the bigger suitcase for my clothes and put it in there. There must be a way to get it there!
A bit of advance reminder: The first Saturday of February for Yard Sale Saturday is February 4th! Be thinking of what you want to clear out quilty-wise so we can do a linky and hopefully move it for you! More on that to come in the next week or so ---
The first Monday in February is 2 days later – Feb 6th. This is the day we are doing the FINAL link-up for Orca Bay Progress. You can show your progress in any stage ----and we’ll leave that open for a week so you can show how far you’ve come on it!
Onto the Freebie ---just found this one:
Finders Keepers is free today in the Amazon Kindle Store.
It’s received 4.5 of 5 stars based on 10 customer reviews.
From Library Journal
Antiques dealer Elizabeth Hayes hopes to expand her shop by purchasing and refurbishing the Chalmers House next door. Zachary Chalmers, an architect who recently inherited the house, wants to tear it down and build an office.
The resulting feud drags the town into a battle of historic value vs. personal property. The only one who doesn't care is Nikolai Hayes, Elizabeth's adopted Romanian son.
He's interested in persuading Zachary to be his father and in listening to Boompah's stories of the "nachos" who tyrannized Europe during World War II. Nikolai's endearing attempts to master English provide levity in a romance that tackles deeper issues than land rights. For Palmer fans. Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Hey, it’s got my love of antiques in it….and I love children’s butchered English especially when English is a second language. Worth a shot. Check to make sure it is still free before clicking, who knows how long these last. Sometimes not long at all. I wonder if they only let so many copies go as “free” and once there has been that many clicks --- the freebie is over?
The pictures in this morning’s post were just NOT great – so I took some time to go outside and take some better photos of my birthday quilt find in natural light:
Doesn’t this look much better than those taken in the yellow-light of the kitchen? I just love this quilt!
Bottom left corner….love those half blocks and how the sashing stripes are not even or straight!
Bottom right corner….FUN FUNKY STARS!! and yet, most of her centers matched and points are intact? What a quilter!
And there is that fun “mostly red” block I fell in love with!
Enjoy your Sunday Afternoon!