Guess Who’s Joining Us??


Guess who is joining us for the Bonnie UFO Challenge?

Kelli is not one to finish a UFO.  Rarely if ever do I see her pick up an old project and start working on it again.  The other day she was here and visiting with Kalissa, Kayla and I.  I went in my sewing room and pulled out her Perkiomen Daydreams quilt.  Walked it out to the kitchen and handed it to her saying, “Why don’t you pin a couple rows and I’ll sew them?”

To my surprise, she started pinning.

Then she asked how far along were we on the quilt?  I showed her.

I said it looks like close to half.  She agreed.  She said, “We have all the blocks made, right?”  I said I sure thought so.

The next thing I knew she said, “I’m not going home until I have all the blocks pinned together in rows.  Then you’ll sew them right?”  I said I would and she did.

So now it looks like this UFO is getting tackled too!!  I am so happy.  This will be our FOURTH one these quilts!!  This one is Kelli’s quilt.   We made one for Kayla, one for Buck, and one for me!

Stayed friends…another UFO is going to bite the dust.  For those of you wondering…the pattern can be found in Bonnie Hunter’s Scraps and Shirttails book 1.  Bonnie sells the books on her site….This quilt is an all time favorite of mine!

What I’m Reading: Fever 1793


I just finished up listening to the audio book Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson.  I have known about this book for some time.  I almost bought it out of the kids’ book orders for myself when they were in school (that’s how you know you’re a real historical/juvenile fiction nut-buying books for yourself from the book order).  I never did by the book but when I saw it was available as and audio book via the online library, I snapped it up.

The book was pretty good…easy for kids to understand.  I can see if I was a upper elementary teacher that this might be a good choice to have my classroom of kids read.  The book was fast moving and had lots of scenes where kids could pick up pieces of history.

Here’s what Amazon had to say, “During the summer of 1793, Mattie Cook lives above the family coffee shop with her widowed mother and grandfather. Mattie spends her days avoiding chores and making plans to turn the family business into the finest Philadelphia has ever seen. But then the fever breaks out. 
Disease sweeps the streets, destroying everything in its path and turning Mattie’s world upside down. At her feverish mother’s insistence, Mattie flees the city with her grandfather. But she soon discovers that the sickness is everywhere, and Mattie must learn quickly how to survive in a city turned frantic with disease.”

Amazon readers give it 4.5 stars….I guess reading it as an adult, I’d say 4.2 stars.  I could see a few flaws.  The author would occasionally sound like a modern day teen, then she’d fall back to the formality of the times.  It was nothing serious, but as an I am an adult reader, it’s something I noticed.  All in all, it’s a quick read and a fine book.

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