Monday, October 29, 2012

The Giving Quilt

Jennifer Chiaverini has written another Elm Creek Novel. I read it while I was on vacation. It makes me wish that Elm Creek & all it's quilters were real. I'd love to sign up to go to this place & meet these people. She has moved back to the present time, & a week of camp centered around making quilts for Project Linus. The project is real, & the characters feel real. She weaves a beautiful story with new characters introduced, & old friends brought back. 
I picture Sylvia much like Helen Kelly, who used to write articles for Quilters Newsletter. I went to one of Helen's lectures once, & learned so much from her.
It's another warm cozy, easy read. I really enjoyed it.

I got back from Seattle over a week ago, but it feels like only yesterday. We had a great time, & I'm already looking forward to our next trip. I'll post photos later. Spent a lot of time holding the baby.

I worked hard this past weekend on the biggest quilt I've ever worked on, & it's been a somewhat trying experience. I'm not sure how I'm ever going to photograph it, unless I can go with Mary when she hangs it at the Airport.  I haven't forgotten about the prizes I owe, they are on my "To Do" list.

 Happy Halloween all!

8 comments:

Delighted Hands said...

Welcome home! Thanks for the book recommendation!

Stephanie Briggs said...

Welcome home, sounds like you had an amazing trip.

Nancy said...

Welcome home. Thank you so much for letting me know there is a new Elm Creek book. I am so wrapped up in Sara Donati's Wilderness Series that I have neglected to see what's new in Elm Creek. I agree with you in wishing that they were all real.

Ali Honey said...

I will be searching for a copy of that book this weekend when we go on our Bus trip to Auckland to the quilt show. Thanks.

Kathy -MIQuilter said...

Glad your back blogging and for the book review.

Laura West Kong said...

I love the Elm Creek Books too, and Helen Kelley. Wish I could have gone to one of her lectures.

Melodie said...

I've read all the Evanovich numbers now and "Notorious Nineteen" is being released on Nov. 20th. "The Giving Quilt" is in my Doubleday flyer this time. Have you read "Sonoma Rose" by Chiaverini? It's offered as a duo. Thought I'd see if I could get them as e-books for the iPad. (Which by the way, is back lit.......in case you wanted to ask Santa for one. And they just came out with a mini, about 5x7"!) The battery lasts a very long time! Love & Miss you Sis

Melodie said...

Just got this book from the book club!