Friday, July 26, 2013

nine patch

This nine patch quilt is what I finished this week.  It is a generous lap size quilt that is for a friend.  I started it back in April, and finished the top the last week of school.
Sometimes my favorite part of quilting is getting the project done.  Now I have no quilts in progress, though plenty of ideas.  I will have to start another one soon if I want to get one more done before summer is over.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Gone South

Gone South by Meg Moseley is a novel I read last week.  It is the story of Tish McComb.  When the opportunity to buy her ancestors' home in Noble, Alabama comes up, she does.  Moving from Michigan to the south without knowing anyone there brings problems-Tish isn't from there and the townspeople doesn't like McCombs.  Then she befriends one of the town's outcasts and life gets even more complicated.  This would make a good summer read or a good book for a book club.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Miss Moore Thought Otherwise

Miss Moore Thought Otherwise written by Jan Pinborough and illustrated by Debby Atwell is a book my sister told me about.  This picture book biography is about how Anne Carroll Moore influenced the development of libraries for children.  Moore lived in an era when libraries were not for children and worked to change that.  The book is appropriate for elementary aged children or any adult who has a passion for books and libraries.  Reading the book to older elementary children would give them insight into how things change.  Moore is also a good example of a person who initiated change and had a positive impact on the world.  The book's website adds to the story of Anne Carroll Moore by showing photographs of things referenced in the book.