I’m packed! And I’ve just about “JUST ABOUT” decided that with all this schlepping of quilt duffels and luggage to both Arkansas and California --- do I dare ---leave the featherweight and the machine piecing project at home? I just might.
It would take some time to kit up what I’d need to in order to finish the last of the blocks for Nearly Insane –and I haven’t decided WHAT to do with the borders of Floribunda yet ---do I want more borders? OR should I just do more blocks to enlarge and just make it bigger that way and BIND? I’m unprepared for another project.
And how much time will I really have in the next week to spend machine time? Maybe hexies are good enough. Maybe I need a break. Maybe I’ll spend some spring daylight savings time enjoying the lighter evening hours and just WALK.
But the jury is still out. My flight isn’t until 12:44pm remember? there is TIME to still kit SOMETHING --- maybe a paper-piecing thing from crumbs that wouldn’t take a lot of space to carry? Throw in a couple handfuls of small scraps and have plenty to keep me busy for hours?
In the mean time ---I’m straightening up the studio before I go and maybe something will inspire. Everything else is packed – the only thing left is PROJECT! Or --- Not.
I did find this freebie just a bit ago --- sounds like a real heart-toucher.
When I Found You by Catherine Ryan Hyde is free today from the Amazon Kindle store, and has received a perfect 5 out of 5 stars based on 8 customer reviews.
WHEN I FOUND YOU is a wrenching, fast-paced story about the risks, sacrifices, and faith necessary to accomplish something larger than yourself- – raise a child, save someone’s life, and follow your dreams, even in the face of crushing setbacks and staggering odds.
When Nathan McCann finds, and saves, a newborn baby abandoned in the woods, he asks the baby’s grandmother to someday bring the boy around to meet him. She agrees, but by the time she brings young Nat around, the boy is an angry 15-year-old with a police record and dreams of becoming a professional boxer. And she doesn’t just introduce Nat to his namesake, “the man who found him in the woods.” She washes her hands of Nat and leaves him with Nathan.
Now Nathan must learn how to be both a father and a friend to a troubled kid who doesn’t want his help, doesn’t trust anyone, and doesn’t understand his own heart or the possibilities of his young life.
Surprisingly gritty but ultimately heart-warming, WHEN I FOUND YOU will appeal to fans of Alice Sebold and Mitch Albom, and to anyone who has ever raised a child or followed a dream.
Double check before purchasing that the price is still free, things change without warning ---