Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Monday's Mail .....

My beautiful sister sent me - Gay Swift's book:
paging thru for a couple hours!!!

I picked this up 2nd hand - I confess, I liked the front cover.
Then read the first story - and bought the book.   Simply written and
quite easy to read.   I look forward to more short stories!   

Monday, April 14, 2014

books ...

I am enjoying this book by Betsy Franco.  It is, so far about a college student, Jesse, touching Rodin's sculpture, Meditation ... and, Camille Claudel comes to life!   This was a win from Goodreads.    It is easy to read and so far - very interesting.   

Visited 2nd hand book store ... and picked up:
as it had photograph of Camille and information about how her presence changed the way he looked at women.   Per this book.

Of course, while browsing shelves - found this book about Virginia Gautreau, the woman in John Singer Sargent's portrait.  it is on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 

Madame X (Madame Pierre Gautreau).


Oh, and I found Francine Prose!   I had  read a book review about this + was happy to get this hardcover one for $3.50.

What is your current book-in-hand?

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Additions to the ....


GF, Beth, gifted this pattern.   So delighted to have it.   I may change a couple letters/words, but this is so lovely.   Called Valentine Sampler by Vinniey P. S. Tan

And, from the local Quilt Show [past week-end]:
I thought this was beautiful fabric.   So pretty, I'd like to pin it on the wall - as is!!!   This is from Stitch 'N Time Fabrics located in South Bend, IN.       FB link HERE.

And from the SAL Boutique:
snap bag

Tissue package covers [w/tissue].   Gifts.


Lavender Sachets [.50/each].   Gifts.

Misc craft items from the flea market:


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