Friday, February 14, 2014

blues quilt

Here are some pictures of the lap size quilt I finished this week.  It is for a friend who moved away last month.  My original hope was to give it to her when she left.  Twice I attempted machine quilting and spent hours ripping stitches.  It was on to plan B, which was hand quilting it. (My sister reminded me it is always good to have a plan B).  Now that it is done, I am looking forward to giving it to her.  I think she'll like it. 

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Clara and Davie

Clara and Davie by Patricia Polacco is a book I stumbled across at the library this week.  Although it is from the juvenile section of the library, it is a book for adults as well.  The story of Clara Barton and her brother Davie is a great example of how love and encouragement can make a difference in another person's life.  It is a picture book, but would be best for older elementary or middle school students and beyond.