Monthly Archives: October 2011

Song of the Stars: A Christmas Story

My new Christmas book for this year is utterly delightful –  Song of the Stars: A Christmas Story written by Sally Lloyd-Jones and beautifully illustrated by Alison Jay.  This is creation’s response to the birth of Jesus – it starts with … Continue reading

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A little bit of quilting – finally

Oranges and Limes – a quilt for a friend.  Every square is different – I started with a shape and added strips until it reached the size I wanted.  I spent a wet, cold week in July making the squares … Continue reading

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Pereira Maintains

I have just finished reading Pereira Maintains by Antonio Tabucchi.  It is a remarkable book to read – slow moving, understated – it takes the reader to Lisbon in Portugal in the summer of 1938.   I felt the heat, I … Continue reading

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A girl!….

I became an aunt again a week ago – Sienna Ruth.  This is two of her excited cousins welcoming her home.  Sienna has been born into a huge extended family with fifteen cousins, and oodles of aunts and uncles and … Continue reading

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