UFO Pre-Mystery Challenge


Wow…We’ve had so many people working along with us on the UFO Challenge.  It’s such a please to be sewing with all of you.  Here we are on the home stretch just days away from when the new mystery begins.

You might remember I finished my Celtic Solstice and moved on to Wild Child.  I’ve been head over heals in love with Wild Child.  Last week I ended up in a little trouble as I turned a few of my white background blocks.  I ended up making the 10 blocks to replace them and got the center of the quilt sewn together…Wee-haw!!  I am so happy with the wonderful colors.  It just screams color and I love it…I love it lots.  I am really eager to keep working on this.


The problem…I am now on border patrol.  I am using the the wonderful floral print as the large outside border but the quilt suppose to have a small inner border.  What do you think?  Kelli says the pink polka dot….I like it too.  Maybe if it was a shade lighter it would be better….


I don’t know…chime in and tell me what you think.

We have one more week to finish up the challenge.  I know many of you are moving on to the mystery but a few of you expressed that you were taking time off over Thanksgiving and hoped to finish your project up….me, I want one more week because I really hope to finish this…I think I can..I think I can…I think I can!!!  I certainly WANT to.  There’s no way this quilt is falling into a UFO category.

Until next week…Happy Quilting.

What I’m Reading: The Girl Who Fell from the Sky


I just finished up the audio book The Girl Who Fell from the Sky by Heidi W. Durrow.

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I ended up picking this book up as it was a recommendation for those who have read Go Set a Watchman: A Novel.  It looked interesting the title was intriguing so I thought I would give it a try and I am glad I did.  I was actually surprised it wasn’t listed at juvenile fiction because for the most part, it seemed more like that to me as it is a coming of age book and told in first person.  I am guessing it missed that distinction as the story is told by several people including some adults in the story.  The book was a little slow at first.  There’s a mystery around a tragic family event and it takes a little while to understand that.  I would recommend giving the book at least four chapters before quitting.

Here’s what Amazon had to say, “Rachel, the daughter of a Danish mother and a black G.I., becomes the sole survivor of a family tragedy after a fateful morning on their Chicago rooftop. 

Forced to move to a new city, with her strict African American grandmother as her guardian, Rachel is thrust for the first time into a mostly black community, where her light brown skin, blue eyes, and beauty bring a constant stream of attention her way. It’s there, as she grows up and tries to swallow her grief, that she comes to understand how the mystery and tragedy of her mother might be connected to her own uncertain identity. 

This searing and heart wrenching portrait of a young biracial girl dealing with society’s ideas of race and class is the winner of the Bellwether Prize for best fiction manuscript addressing issues of social justice.”

I did like the book.  I might have picked a different ending as the end does leave it open for a sequel…but it wasn’t bad.  Amazon readers say 3.9 stars.  I’d give it a little more…  4.2.

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