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Friday, September 21, 2012

Kindle Freebie & QuiltCam time!

Home from Dinner!  We have only a couple places here in town -- Wallburg is tiny, we've got one stop light, and the biggest brightest thing around is the new Sheetz gas station.
Of course, now they are going to re-route hwy 109 with a bypass -- I"m sure that Sheetz is not going to be happy they built where they did.
Anyway ---there is a little mom & pop Italian place that we really like, and we go to all the time.  They have a wide variety of dishes from pizza to pasta to salads and soups and sandwiches, and it is FAST.  I needed fast tonight!  I was ready for QuiltCam time before we even left.

So I'm back.  And ready to sew.  And for those who come along later, I don't want you to feel like you missed out, so here is a Kindle freebie that I just added to my collection.  It's by the author of Pay it Forward.  It looks to be a great feel-good read.
Don't Let Me Go by Catherine Ryan Hyde is free tonight in the Amazon Kindle Store
Genre: Drama/Inspirational
Book Description:  

“An excellent read.” –New Books Review 
“Original and wonderful.” –The Sun

The U.K. bestseller is now available in the U.S. for the first time!

Former Broadway dancer and current agoraphobic Billy Shine has not set foot outside his apartment in almost a decade. He has glimpsed his neighbors—beautiful manicurist Rayleen, lonely old Ms. Hinman, bigoted and angry Mr. Lafferty, kind-hearted Felipe, and 9-year-old Grace and her former addict mother Eileen.
 
But most of them have never seen Billy. Not until Grace begins to sit outside on the building’s front stoop for hours every day, inches from Billy’s patio. Troubled by this change in the natural order, Billy makes it far enough out onto his porch to ask Grace why she doesn’t sit inside where it’s safe. 
Her answer: “If I sit inside, then nobody will know I’m in trouble. And then nobody will help me.” 

Her answer changes everything. 

By the bestselling author of WHEN I FOUND YOU, SECOND HAND HEART, and PAY IT FORWARD, DON’T LET ME GO is the heart-breaking, funny, and life-affirming story of a building full of loners and misfits who come together to help a little girl survive—and thrive—against all odds. 

“Catherine Ryan Hyde at her utter best.” –ChickLit Reviews

Now that that is all out of the way --- I'm ready to sew!  I'm going to hang around for an hour or so while I work on some paper pieced Sow-Along blocks.

Wanna join me?
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42 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bonnie What do you use for your "cheddar" fabric?

Katie said...

I'm looking forward to sewing with you this evening!!! I have the next week to do JUST Orca Bay. and I'm doing STRINGS!!!!!! AHHHH. . they are so ADDICTIVE. . and it's so hard to find a stopping point!. . . . . the hubs was like. . uh. . are you gooing to make dinner sometime tonight???? LOLOL

Aileen said...

Aileen from Fl. Was going to do FMQ on my Orca bay tonight but Changed my mind. Still can't make up my mind what to do on it. May just do a large stipple. DD#2 wants it mushy. So I am had sewing buttons on my Alzheimer's Quilt.
Crank machine is very interesting. Was thinking about looking for one when I retire if we decide to travel in an RV. DS wants to go on an eternal camping trip. We will see how that goes! LOL

Donna T said...

Bonnie, I watched a video on line earlier, from CozyQuilt.com and they have a new ruler for cutting the corners off before yoou sew and you don't have to drawer the line first, to make the corner triangles. I thought of you, and I would love to get this, but it about $14... It is called the Folded COrner Clipper. You line up the corners with the line on the ruler to line up and cut, leaving the quarter inch seam allowance. Just had to tell you about it.

Cindy, The Purple Quilter said...

Fun watching you use the hand crank! I would be reaching for the foot pedal too!! LOL

Working on my hexies and enjoying watching you work. :)

jeri said...

The quilt behind you turned out beautifully.

Bonnie said...

Hi Bonnie this is Bonnie from Va in Williamsburg sewing with the Colonial PieceMakers Quilt guild. We are in the woods having a wonderful time. THere are 23 of us we wish you were here. There are a couple of your patterns being sewn. Everyone say hello and are holding there cutters up to you. lorriane is here (aunt Deriane) and a special hello from Catheriane Etter. You should come and join us some time. Everyone is talking about your retreat next year and how we all can come. Or want to come.

Sew Happy
Williamsburg Va

Gail said...

Hi Bonnie,

I just bought my first vintage machine yesterday at Goodwill. It's a Singer 99-. I looked up the serial number and it was Made in April 1956 and it's in near mint condition except for a missing spool pin which I've already ordered online.

The best part--it cost $10.00!

Jill said...

Hi Bonnie, I am really enjoying quilt cam & your blog. I hope to meet you in Portland next spring, I am very excited about block party!

Quilting with Ewe said...

I'm sure it says somewhere but I can't really look around without losing the live feed.. but what kind of long arm quilting machine do you have? I am looking to buy one but there are too many choices.

JaneB said...

Hi Bonnie: Putting a pieced border on a cheddar background quilt (features crumbs aka "made fabric").

Report on red fabric bleeding. Washed with stain remover and color catchers and most, not all of the red came out. I didn't put it in the dryer, so I'll try washing again and see if I can get rid of the rest of the red stain.

Sue's Stitchin' said...

what is the name or model number of your Ikea light? I was just on their wesite and can't find one, and I desperately NEED one! thanks Sue K

Terri in BC said...

Hi, Bonnie: Thanks for QuiltCam tonight - it's just what I needed. Tonight, I'm organizing and kitting all my Christmas projects (since there is only 3 mos til then!).. For once, I don't want to be finishing something on Christmas Eve.

Nancy James said...

I'm so sad I missed your scratch and dent sale this morning. I'm sick with a flu bug and slept in this morning. I've not been sleeping much so it was much needed. Hope you have another one real soon.
I have never seen a hand crank in action. This is interesting. Thanks Nancy

Anonymous said...

Hi Bonnie, Marjorie from California. Working on binding a quilt that when done will be sent off to a friend in Locust, North Carolina. Glad to see another of your vintage machines.

The Thimblemouse of Country Crossroads said...

Hi Bonnie! Missing you like crazy this week on the 'cam' - we're at the Jacksonville QuiltFest...just saw that you're 'live' and stopped in to say we've had ALOT of Florida quilters stop by our booth to see if I was the "Lynn In FL" that made your intermission sign...they are so anxious for your visit here in 2015 and are lovin every minute they can catch you on QuiltCam!!! Wish I could spend some time with you here tonight - alas...it's way past time to fix supper...off to the kitchen I go!

Maree mynanamaree@yahoo.com said...

thanks a bunch for the paper piecing refresher course tonight! ☺ hugs from down the road in nc.

Sue in Scottsdale, AZ said...

Hi Bonnie, I'm curious ... when I first started quilting, I was told that whatever machine you use when you start a quilt that you should use it for the entire quilt. I noticed that you used one of the other machines the other day when you were sewing blocks for this quilt. Do you think it makes a difference as long as you have an exact quarter inch seam?

Mom Quilter said...

Hi Bonnie! Good to see you again! Jo Anna

JaneB said...

Regarding getting your treadle going: that was my birthday present this year. My sweetie had my "singer guy" come out and get my treadle machine cleaned up and running! I love my DH for that!

Aileen said...

a while back you were sewing gooseies. 3 flying geese on paper. what size was that paper piece pattern. I drew it but didnt write down the size. thinking it will look good with a very old UFO i have from 2000

Aileen from FL

Bev from Ohio said...

Love the hand crank machine. This leads me to believe that you are awesome when it comes to rubbing your head and patting your stomach at the same time! Tonight I'm still sewing strips for my strip quilt primer and took a finished customer quilt off the longarm. I went to "Quilts With Machines" show at Sawmill Creek today. It was wonderful if anyone is thinking about going tomorrow.

Yo said...

I have been coveting your light for quite some time !!!
I went to Ikea this week & got 3 of them. Sewing, cutting, and pressing. For the previous post person the item # is 201.696.58 or 22217. Can't wait to have you here in 2015!!
Quiltersdream@aol.com - Quilters Dream Retreat
Yo Wright

hehjude said...

My hubby wasn't too happy with me when he saw my newest purchase from the antique mall.... A featherweight - it's missing the bobbin case but I've already ordered a replacement online. Not a bad price at $275 although I would've liked to have paid less. I'm anxiously waiting for the case to come then it'll be happy sewing time with Bonnie!
Judy in Alberta

Linnie Quilts said...

How did you learn all the "nuances" of your machines ... like knowing it needed a rubber whatchamajig to be replaced on the bobbin winder ... I am a little "intimidated" at the thought of taking machine apart to investigate the insides ...

Tami C said...

I recently machine quilted a Rail Fence Quilt that I had made and did it all in 1 dark surrounded by 2 light. I stitched just inside the ditch on the dark pieces and pulled over to the next dark piece without cutting and leaving any tails. It worked out really well. I love the hand crank!

Jackie said...

I am making a new cutting table! !' The base is a tall toolbox with lots of drawers for.my quilting tools. The top will be Osborn and floor tiles and large enough for my mats. GENIOUS

Anonymous said...

Playing with my new to me White Rotary - figured out how to thread it and wind a bobbin and get a few stitches - the motor is making some funny noises so I think I will look around on youtube to see if I can find any videos that might help - the maintenance guy at Montavilla said they would check it out (clean, etc.) for $90! I know I can figure this out, I know I can, I know I can ...

Sue, Aloha, OR
w7sue@comcast.net

Maree mynanamaree@yahoo.com said...

hey, bonnie from california!!! i'm in stanfield ~ "right beside of" locust! it is a small world! ☺

Suzy said...

Hi, Bonnie! Enjoying Quilt Cam time while removing the paper backing from some of the Farmer's Wife blocks I've paper-pieced. I'm sewing them in order and am up to #27. Some of the blocks have 50+ pieces in them! My goal is to have the entire quilt completed for our Guild's Show in March 2014. Wish me luck! Hugs, Suzy in Melbourne

miss jamee said...

now ADD FREE in nw WA! firefox is my browser, i simply clicked on the orange firefox tab on the top left of my screen, then clicked ADD ONS...walla! firefox recommended ad blockers! thank you bonnie, luv quiltcam!

Katie said...

When you say "it all goes in the trashcan" I feel like you're talking directly at ME!! Because as I'm trimming my string blocks, it all ends up on the floor. . Thank goodness my floors are hardwood and they're easily swept up. ;c)

hehjude said...

Also at the same mall, There was a Domestic for $25 and a Monarch for $93, plus 3 hand cranks-one in mint condition for $275 a small miniature one for $250 and can't remember the price on the other... FYI

Mom Quilter said...

Bonnie, how did you find the $30.00 machine you are going to stop and get? I'd like to know where I can look.

Thanks, Jo Anna

Anonymous said...

Hi Bonnie
I like your sewing machine. That is a cutie. I finished piecing the Pineapple Blossom blocks this afternoon. It is in cobalt blue scraps & white on white scraps. The blocks are so easy & fun to put together.
Thanks for the patterns on your website.
Nancy in East Tx.

Linda said...

Hi Bonnie--Happy Friday from Northern Wisconsin! I was so busy with my Friday Night Sew-In I forgot to check for Quiltcam. A perfect way to relax after a challenging week at school..FMQ on a baby quilt and listening to you at the same time!

neomiann said...

Hi Bonnie Your turtle is paying close attention too!

Betty said...

"Somewhere In Time" is my favorite movie and music also!

Bonnie K Hunter said...

I've got it coming up in a future addicted to scraps column this year so you will be able to just run copies of the pattern in the magazine :)

Anonymous said...

I missed the "sew" place you look besides Craigslist. Can someone help me out with it. Also, I searched Ikea with the item number provided, and its not available online - only in the store. Bummer for me. The closest Ikea is about 8 or 9 hours from me. Am living the times I've been able to joint QuiltCam. Thanks so much, Bonnie, for sharing so much if yourself with us. You are appreciated....greatly!
Sandi B
Sandhill57 at sbcglobal dot net

Aileen said...

I will be on the look out for that issue!!!

Aileen said...

Sent you email. I got mine at Amazon.com