Ho Hum

The Sometimes We Do quilt bee is planning a Bonnie Hunter Day. The plan is to cut up our copious stash fabrics and create some useful, beautiful quilts. So I've been sorting fabrics to make a second twin size quilt for my two granddaughters. Good job for a rainy few days.
It has been pouring down rain for the past three days and I have been doing a bit of sewing but mostly reading. And eating brownies. I really enjoyed this book by Liane Moriarty. Definitely a page turner, we know someone gets murdered in the first chapter, but we don't find out WHO, until almost the last chapter.
I read this book, too. It was even better. The main characters are fictional but the story of children orphaned in New York, put on trains and relocated for adoption in the Midwest, is historically true. The author weaves together present day with the past. Interesting how some of our attitudes towards adoption have changed, and others, stayed the same.
The brownies have all been devoured and although it is windy, cold and gloomy, the rain has stopped. Thankfully Hurricane Joaquin has decided on heading out to sea. I'm releaved because today I am packing up for a trip to speak and teach a workshop for the Annapolis Quilt Guild. We had to cancel back in March when a late ice storm made the roads treacherous. I have already made a quilt called After the Ice Storm. I don't even want to think about making a quilt, After the Hurricane.


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  1. I really like your first Bonnie Hunter quilt…assuming that is the one above. Have fun with the scrappy day ahead. I have had Orphan Train on my list for a while…will add the other book as well.

  2. Sounds like a wonderful 3 days! I am happy it is not as bad as it could have been here at the shore. The sun is shining now however very windy. What a great scrappy quilt–bet they will both love them. And as for your two books–it is a bit strange but I read both back to back as well. My husband would laugh as he heard me laughing during “Big Little Lies”. I enjoy how light and funny all of her books are.

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