Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Latest Block in Parisian Summer and 2 Book Reviews (Must Reads)

Here it is!
The third block all completed
for Parisian Summer!

And just to remind you of the two previous ones
in this Mystery Quilt...
Flowers For Sale Pattern
Strawberry-Li-Cious Pattern
To order any of these patterns!

Now I just have to share my latest read...
I LOVED this book!!
It is by the author who penned
Simple Abundance
in the 90's.
This book is about 
Women and Money
as well as her fall from grace...
and losing all the millions
she made on 
her previous books.
It is not a dry read like
most books on 'money'...
she has a style
that makes you feel uplifted
in these hard economic times.
And encourages women
to take charge.

I'm actually on my second
go around with this book.
It's that good.
I've never read a book twice
just within months of each other.

So go out and buy it!!

Now the next one...
by a newer author....
Molly Wizenberg.
 She started with a blog
and ended up getting a book deal out of it!
Go Molly!
She tells her story....
along with recipes
in such a delightful way...
you feel like you are right 
there with her.

The Guitar Man
so generously shared with me
a few days ago 
that he has booked me...
EVERY weekend in March!
This week....Texarkana, Texas...
Next week I believe it is in Maryland...
Then Ft Lauderdale, Florida...
and finally some small town
in Indiana.

Oh how I love that man~
"What are you trying to do honey bun....
kill off your better half???"
So seeing  I have to get up at 4 am
and be out of here at 5 am...
it is time to hit the sheets!!



  1. Let me know what small town in Indiana you're going to - I used to live there, south of Indianapolis - I may know about where you're going! Sorry you won't be here for the month, but have a great tie visiting all those great places!

  2. You are going to be one busy lady. Love those blocks. Will have to see if I can get my hands on those books. I love to read. Hugs

  3. Your new block is so gorgeous, sweetie! Love it! The books look good, I'm always looking for new ones, thank you. EVERY WEEKEND??? Oh have my sympathies...

  4. Wow! Hang in there! That's alot of quilt showin'

  5. I think this block is my favorite. Such pretty, ~girlie~ sewing, John'aLee!

  6. Oh Oh Oh! I'm running out to get these two books!
    I also get Susan Branches Willard Newsletter by email and in her most recent one she mentions Gladys Taber's writings on domesticity...Oh how will get all this reading done with gardening season coming up? Your recent pattern is a dor a ble!!!


  7. This new block in in the blues of my sky...stunning it travels...and I have Sarah's book...all of this one the best...good read, see you when we see you..

  8. Woo Hoo
    You're coming to Ft. Lauderdale?? I plan to be at the quilt show sometime that weekend!
    I really love the Parisian Summer blocks. Just beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing the books, I've not been aware of them or their authors. Will have to check them out

  9. Wow! Those blocks are just divine. In my favourite colours with lots of embroidery. What could be better.
    I had the Simple Abundance book and in a frenzy of de cluttering donated it to the charity shop just the other day.
    Her new book looks interesting.

  10. What luscious blocks. wow! And how amazing that you are sharing this book by Sarah Ban Breathnach. I was thinking about her a few weeks ago… wondering what happened to her.

  11. Met you at the Quilt Fest @ Grand Victoria in Rising Sun...what an inspiration you coming back tomorrow with my adopted daughter and her mother...see you then

  12. That blue background block is incredible!

  13. The flower block with the blue background is just beautiful! Came over to visit from your post on Stash Manicure. I would love the kit!

  14. I wanted to thank you for this great learn!! I positively enjoying every little bit of it I have you bookmarked to take a look at new stuff you post.