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Finished 2017
Top 10 Projects


1.  Granny's Wedding Quilt

2.  Morgan's Quilt

3.  Josh & Nicole's Quilt

4.  Lone Starburst

5.  Kaffe Fasset Quilt



6.  Qiviut Cowl

7.  Square in a Square Throw

8.  Travel Socks #3



9.    Colorations

10.  Chicago Ornament



The Girl Who Played With Fire

From the Goodreads website:  "Mikael Blomkvist, crusading journalist and publisher of the magazine Millennium, has decided to run a story that will expose an extensive sex trafficking operation between Eastern Europe and Sweden, implicating well-known and highly placed members of Swedish society, business, and government.

But he has no idea just how explosive the story will be until, on the eve of publication, the two investigating reporters are murdered. And even more shocking for Blomkvist: the fingerprints found on the murder weapon belong to Lisbeth Salander — the troubled, wise-beyond-her-years genius hacker who came to his aid in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and who now becomes the focus and fierce heart of The Girl Who Played with Fire.

As Blomkvist, alone in his belief in Salander’s innocence, plunges into an investigation of the slayings, Salander herself is drawn into a murderous hunt in which she is the prey, and which compels her to revisit her dark past in an effort to settle with it once and for all."

Well, I know that I am late to the game on this one.  What a great book.  I spent a few nights reading when I should have been sleeping.  I have the third book on order because I need to know what happens next. The ending is quite a cliff hanger.


In case you have wondering where I have been, you'd have to ask Verizon what the problem was.  We were without internet service for 10 days.  I thought I'd go nuts, but I did get a lot of things done.  

I spend a good amount of time working on this



I started it at the ANG Seminar in Chicago in 2014.  The class was Colorations by Orna Willis.  This is the second needlepoint class I have ever taken.  Luckily for me the instructions were crystal clear and I had a good friend to help me along.  Isn't this the coolest stitch?   It's a Jessica.


 And here's what I've accomplished so far.


 It's possible, but not probable that I should spend less time on the internet.


I Know 

it's spring when I see the anemones,

 I smell the viburnum,

 and I hear the turkey.

He's out strutting his stuff

looking for his lady friends.


Krazy Batik

I am now to my very least favorite part of quilting.  The last join of the binding on the quilt.

 I tend to do things upside down and backward and this is amazingly difficult for me.

I have a special ruler, extra notes on the directions and an example piece pinned in the directions.  Even with all this, it took me four tries to get it right.


When We Were Sisters

From the Goodreads website:  "As children in foster care, Cecilia and Robin vowed they would be the sisters each had never had. Thirty years later their bond remains strong. International pop star Cecilia lives life on the edge, but when Robin is nearly killed in an accident, she drops everything to be with her. 

Robin set aside her career as a successful photojournalist to create the loving family she always yearned for. But now, as she realizes how close she's come to losing everything, she questions what she really has. Gazing through a wide-angle lens at both past and future she sees that her marriage is disintegrating. Her attorney husband is rarely home, leaving Robin to be both mother and father. She and the children need Kris's love and attention, but does Kris need them? 

When Cecilia asks Robin to be the still photographer for a documentary on foster care, Robin agrees, even though Kris will be forced to take charge for the months she's away. She gambles that he'll prove to them both that their children—and their marriage—are a priority in his life. 

Cecilia herself needs more than time with her sister. A lifetime of lies has finally caught up with her. She wants a chance to tell the real story of their childhood and free herself from the nightmares that still color her nights. 

As the documentary unfolds, memories will be tested and the meaning of family redefined, but the love two young girls forged into bonds of sisterhood will help them move forward as the women they were always meant to be."
I really got into this book.  I liked the characters and wanted things to work out for them.  This is the first book I've read by Emilie Richards and I'll be looking for more.