I just downloaded this for my trip home from Germany on Tuesday.... I don’t know how long it will be free so you might want to hurry and get this one!
Whisper on the Wind, by Maureen Lang, is free courtesy of , from both Amazon and B&N.
In Brussels at the height of WWI, a small, underground newspaper is the only thing offering the occupied city hope—and real news of the war. The paper may be a small whisper amid the shouts of the German army, but Edward Kirkland will do anything to keep it in print. Meanwhile, Isa Lassone, a Belgian-American socialite whose parents whisked her to safety at the start of the war, sneaks back into the country to rescue those dearest to her: Edward and his mother. But Edward refuses to go, and soon Isa is drawn into his secret life printing the newspaper . . . And into his heart.
Click HERE for the free download from B&N.
I think I’m going to have to skip around and not do these workshop posts chronologically…..I think it would be easier if I just dug in and showed you where I was today as a place to start!
Here I am with Uschi, who owns “Nadel und Faden” in the oldest section of Stuttgart! Today was our Star Struck workshop, and I was just in awe at the wonderful buildings down this street! See that round window behind us? The building was in use in the 1700s (maybe earlier) and it was originally a vinegar distillery! the round window was a doorway/gate, and the horse pulled wagons would pull in through this opening to load/unload their wares. There is an identical archway at the back of the building that mirrors the one on the front so they could go in one end and out the other. Isn’t it fabulous?
And here is Uschi and Elke doing their best to pin up my quilts on the walls! Quilter’s gymnastics, right? She had very tall walls and we were able to pin up both display quilts, and drape the extras over the banisters….
Never let it be said that Quilters go hungry in Germany! Elke also made this scrumptious cheese cake! Doesn’t it look great?
It didn’t take us long to go to THIS! I don’t think there was even much left to take home by the end of the day, it was so good! What I really love about the food here is it is not OVERLY sweet. In the USA…things are sweetened so much that you can’t taste the other ingredients. And that goes for EVERYTHING from cake to cookies to chocolate to even juices. Remove some of that fake sweetness, and you have so much more FLAVOR!
Nut Bread! YUM!! There is a glaze on this, but not too much, and the inside was loaded with cinnamon and nuts….so VERY tasty!
Would you like a tour of Uschi’s shop and see the workshop? Click the photo album below.. ((In other words, it’s way past midnight, and I don’t have time to post them all individually!))
We were also very lucky to have Birgit Kaller of Patchwork Gilde with us today! We were working on an article for a September issue, so be looking for it, those of you in Europe who can get this Magazine!
There are MORE photos of the old area of Stuttgart, I just have to take the time to edit them all down, so that might be what happens during airport layovers on my long journey home….
Tomorrow is my last workshop with the Black Forest Quilters….it’s the Love Shack workshop, and we are going to have a lot of improvisational Crumb-Fun!
ALSO! Barb posted a really sweet post about my visit to Texas! The crazy woman even posted me on youtube! I honestly never thought I talked so FAST!! Must work on that.. :cD Anyway, go give her a peek and tell her I said hello and THANKS for the great shout out!