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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



City of the Beasts

City of the Beasts (Eagle and Jaguar, #1)City of the Beasts by Isabel Allende

From the Goodreads website: "Fifteen-year-old Alexander Cold is about to join his fearless grandmother on the trip of a lifetime. An International Geographic expedition is headed to the dangerous, remote wilds of South America, on a mission to document the legendary Yeti of the Amazon known as the Beast.

But there are many secrets hidden in the unexplored wilderness, as Alex and his new friend Nadia soon discover. Drawing on the strength of their spirit guides, both young people are led on a thrilling and unforgettable journey to the ultimate discovery. . ."


Holy Smokes!!! This book was great.  I fell asleep reading it more than once and not because I was bored.  I stayed up way past my bedtime because I couldn't put it down.  I can't wait to read more of her works.



I have a river running through my nametag.

and the ANG for the American Needlepoint Guild is started.  



More Baby Blanket


Nothing like a little computer issue to cause radio silence for a while.  I think I'm back up and running again.

I was able to finish off Color 5 on the blanket and get a good start on Color 6.


Color 6 is Madeline Tosh in Charcoal, a most lovely yarn.  It's beginning to look like a blanket.

Happy Holidays!


Crazy Batik

The quilting is done and I'm trimming the borders down to size.

When I can, I like to cut the borders after the quilting is done.  The extra fabric makes it much easier to deal with on the machine and I have a nice clean edge for the binding.



Personal (Jack Reacher, #19)Personal by Lee Child

From the Goodreads website:  "You can leave the army, but the army doesn’t leave you. Not always. Not completely, notes Jack Reacher—and sure enough, the retired military cop is soon pulled back into service. This time, for the State Department and the CIA.

Someone has taken a shot at the president of France in the City of Light. The bullet was American. The distance between the gunman and the target was exceptional. How many snipers can shoot from three-quarters of a mile with total confidence? Very few, but John Kott—an American marksman gone bad—is one of them. And after fifteen years in prison, he’s out, unaccounted for, and likely drawing a bead on a G8 summit packed with enough world leaders to tempt any assassin.

If anyone can stop Kott, it’s the man who beat him before: Reacher. And though he’d rather work alone, Reacher is teamed with Casey Nice, a rookie analyst who keeps her cool with Zoloft. But they’re facing a rough road, full of ruthless mobsters, Serbian thugs, close calls, double-crosses—and no backup if they’re caught. All the while Reacher can’t stop thinking about the woman he once failed to save. But he won’t let that that happen again. Not this time. Not Nice.

Reacher never gets too close. But now a killer is making it personal.

I am quite surprised to admit that I l really liked this book.   I have only read a couple Reacher books, but I'll keep on reading them.  Out of order of course, because that is my way.