Lava Luau Bucket Bag

July 19, 2017
crafting

I love taking a flat piece of fabric and giving it form.  To me this bag represents the lava flow, island sunsets, the abundance of flowers, graceful hula dancers, and the vivacity that is so very much the islands.  Despite all that glory, this bag is still totally laid back and 100% wash and wear — just like Hawaii. This Lanai Style of Kona Bucket Bag — “Lava Luau” is …Read the Rest

Quilly Sews

Quilly Sews
July 15, 2017
crafting

Once again, it’s been awhile since I last posted.  Let’s see if we can remedy that. First, let me catch …Read the Rest

She’s Baaack!

January 31, 2017
conversation

Once again I have been given licence (and a license) to educate children.  I love to make kids think. Sometimes my …Read the Rest

So Its Been Awhile

January 19, 2017
Uncategorized

Anybody out there?  This is a vast wasteland of “I’m not even sure how this thing works anymore.”  I was …Read the Rest

Honeyflower And Pansy, by Esmé James

Honeyflower And Pansy, by Esmé James
October 5, 2015
book review

Honeyflower And Pansy is the debut novel of Esmé James.  The story is billed as a teenage romance, but it is really …Read the Rest

Queen, by Heather Gray

Queen, by Heather Gray
November 9, 2014
book review

   Today I read Queen (Regency Refuge Book 3).  It was the perfect way to spend a quiet Sunday — with …Read the Rest

Imagine That (Covington Falls Chronicles), by Kristin Wallace

Imagine That (Covington Falls Chronicles), by Kristin Wallace
July 4, 2014
book review

Kristin Wallace is an exceptional writer.  I read “Imagine That (Covington Falls Chronicles) Book 3” in one afternoon — cover-to-cover …Read the Rest

Imagine That!

January 13, 2014
creative writing

The sentence was: “The nice girl with long hair had a nice dress.” I put it on the white board …Read the Rest

All New Kindle Fire HDX 7″ Giveaway

January 10, 2014
audio/video

  Win a Kindle Fire HDX, Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash ($229 value)   This is a joint AUTHOR …Read the Rest

Nowhere for Christmas, by Heather Gray

Nowhere for Christmas, by Heather Gray
December 26, 2013
book review

Nowhere for Christmas, by Heather Gray is a laugh-out-loud story.  I found myself chuckling often, totally captivated and delighted by …Read the Rest

The Toymaker, by Kay Springsteen

The Toymaker, by Kay Springsteen
December 25, 2013
book review

I spent Christmas Day reading, “The Toymaker” by Kay Springsteen.  Springsteen’s prose is so smooth it all but disappears, letting …Read the Rest

I’ll Leave the Olive, Thank You.

December 20, 2013
conversation

Today I gave one of my students, Em, the first black olive she had ever eaten. She looked at it …Read the Rest

Two Room Flat, by Jill Urbach

Two Room Flat, by Jill Urbach
December 7, 2013
audio/video

Two-Room Flat is totally romantic, a little bit spicy, a little bit risque, yet a sweet, smut-free read. I thoroughly enjoyed …Read the Rest

Beulah the Bull, by C.C. Troy

Beulah the Bull, by C.C. Troy
June 4, 2013
adventure

I loved Beulah the Bull, by C.C. Troy.  I read it in one sitting with a great big, silly grin …Read the Rest

Quilldancer Tries “Art”

Quilldancer Tries “Art”
June 2, 2013
Uncategorized

I can write.  I can sew.  I have talents I am proud of.  Drawing isn’t one of them. This I …Read the Rest

Twerp, by Mark Goldblatt

Twerp, by Mark Goldblatt
May 26, 2013
contemporary fiction

Twerp is a Random House Book for Young Readers — or the young at heart. This was a rollicking read. …Read the Rest

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