Saturday, March 17, 2012
This means that I had to put the “do not disturb” sign on the door --- the housekeeping cart was only 2 doors down, and I know they were working at getting to my room to clean it, but they can wait til AFTER lunch break—I’m not moving!
With teacher dinners out ((Love it! Last night we hit a Thai place --- the Glendale Quilt Show staff treated David Taylor, Mickey Lawler, Larkin Van Horn and myself to some of the yummiest Thai food to be found –)) and HAVING to pop in and see what was going on in the mystery madness class last night that ran from 6pm to midnight ---I need a nap!
But first --- email….and that leads to calendar checking, and that leads to facebook and that leads to surfing and that leads to – oh! Look what I found!
Edited for Death by Michele Drier is free today from the Amazon Kindle store, and has received an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 15 customer reviews.
Category: Mystery & Thriller
Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:
Amy Hobbes never expected to solve anything tougher than a crossword puzzle. When she left her job as a journalist in Southern California, she planned to give the adrenaline a rest, but her next job, managing editor of a local newspaper, delivers some surprises.
After a respected Senator and World War II hero dies and two more people turn up dead, the news heats up. Both victims had ties to a hotel owned by the Senator’s family. With the help of reporter pal Clarice and the new man in her life, Phil, Amy uncovers a number of shadowy figures, including a Holocaust survivor who’s spent sixty years tracking down Nazi loot. It’s a complex and dangerous puzzle, but Amy can’t walk away until she solves it.
Midwest Book Review: “Edited for Death” is a riveting and much recommended pick for general fiction and mystery collections.I found this review helpful:
"Edited For Death" is your classic, loveable mystery novel but with an interesting spin (I can't share what this 'spin' is because I won't give away spoilers). I love it when mysteries are engaging enough to keep you guessing the identity of the killer even when you aren't reading the book, and this did that for me.
I found myself constantly considering the plot of this book and weighing the likeliness of each suspect against one another. I continually narrowed down my suspect list as the book progressed and am pleased to announce that I picked my killer correctly (I'm pretty good at that).
I am an avid mystery reader and enjoyed that this book brought back the classic structure to mystery fiction because it has been a while since I read a book like that.
I loved this intricate plot which was riddled with suspense, plot twists and, of course, mystery. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and will certainly read more by the author.
"Edited For Death" is a compelling mystery novel with strong characterization, an intricate plot, and twists that will keep you up all night reading.Ready? Get Set? CLICK! But double check before clicking that it’s still free for you – it was for me just before sending this post, but things can change without warning.
I’ve appreciated your help in getting the word out when quilters have had quilts stolen, or gone missing ---It always breaks my heart to hear of such stories –I travel with many quilts in my bags, and each and every trip leaves me with a knot in my stomach, until I find them waiting for me at baggage claim….even IF they get stuck on the belt in LIttle Rock holding up everyone elses luggage behind them!
((Side note --- it was AWESOME to get the comment from the customer relations person----right on the blog post --- that they were sorry I had trouble with the baggage arrival and that they hope I enjoyed the rest of my stay! How awesome is that?! Thank you Google Alerts!))
Today I have a request from someone of a different nature ---how about a FOUND QUILT that has no owner?!
You each reach so many quilters with your blog. Would you consider adding this alert to your blog to help find this quilts home?
So here is the story as it was sent to me. There is even a video included with the full story HERE.
PIEDMONT, Oklahoma -
The Piedmont Service Center is looking to find the owner of very special looking quilt, lost in the deadly tornado that hit the area in May 2011.
It was discovered two months after the storm, but today its owner is still a mystery. The quilt was found in a field by a local farmer, then washed by another woman, and delivered to the service center last summer. Ever since then, a volunteer has tried to find out who it belongs to.
The tag says made by "Grammie" on it and it looks like it has been passed down through years.
"Everyone was in their storm shelters and praying it wouldn't hit piedmont," said Mary Growe.
Growe helped all she could at the Piedmont Service Center following the tornadoes.
"It's brought everybody together. People went all out to help everybody," said Growe.
Now, Growe is trying to help another tornado victim who lost a quilt, a quilt that looks to have significant meaning for an entire family.
"It was made by 'Grammie'," said Growe.
On the quilt are pictures of dresses and names, all stitched with care.
"She did the same pattern for girls, but all in a different dress."
By the looks of it, "Grammie" has 20 special girls.
"If this is all her grandkids, I'm amazed. I have a lot of grandchildren, but not that many, and not all girls," said Growe. "Who knows where this came from. It could be as far as El Reno or further."
For now it will be at the Piedmont Service Center waiting for the family, if they ever come forward.
SO---this is where YOU can help! Please forward this post to your email lists, news groups, flicker groups, facebook walls, twitter---anywhere where quilters gather. Let’s let the quilting community know that this quilt needs to find it’s owner! It was stitched with love by Grammie ---let’s find who it belongs to!
Day 2 of the Glendale Quilt Show, held in the Marriott across the street from the Burbank Airport.
Towns and cities just blur together here, and it isn’t so obvious that if you go from this side of the street to another side of the street, you could just have left one city to find yourself in the next one.
However, the huge sign hanging on the SIDE of the Marriott hotel plainly says GLENDALE QUILT SHOW –even if we ARE in Burbank, and who am I to question it?!
THere is NO MISTAKE you are in the right place when you pull up and see the mobs and numbers of quilters that are gathering to see, to be inspired, to shop the vendors mall, to take classes, and to reunite with quilting friends they haven’t seen in person since LAST year’s show!
In Thursday’s Shirttails class, one of the students had the PRETTIEST pair of Chinese scissors – and said that she got them at another sewing expo somewhere ---I even took a picture of them, because I thought they were so nice.
Yesterday, two of our class members FOUND these same scissors in the vendors mall, and remembering I had told them about them and showed them a picture of them ((Gotta love the iphone camera!)) they picked me up a pair:
These are so pretty ((oooooh SHINY!!)) they cut well, great for snipping threads, and other cutting, and they are dual user friendly, meaning lefties and righties alike can easily use them. And the best part? They were $6.75 a pair. A bargain! However, these are going to have to go home in the checked luggage –I don’t think TSA would let these slide in my carry on!
In honor of our pineapple blossom class, Ginie gifted me this tiny pieced pineapple pin. SO PRECIOUS! I love small – but let me tell you, I’d never get through my crumb stash fast enough if I pieced THIS SMALL! Thank you Ginie!
I’ve found several quilters who are anxious to go on the Bali trip with me in August. We are going to have a GREAT GROUP! It’s kind of a no-brainer for people in this area to want to come because we fly directly out of LAX ----that trip is coming up sooner than I can believe it!
Have you ever wanted to go to Bail? Wouldn’t you want to come along with this fun crazy group of women (and hubbies) that we’ve pulled together so far? It’s going to be the trip of a life time --- so click HERE to check out the itinerary and seriously --- call or email the contact info on the flyer. Get more info. COME! ((Yes, I know this is a shameless plug, but it’s time to do all I can to help fill this trip, so you’ll have to just put up with me for a while longer on it. It’s BALI, Ya’ll!))
So let’s get this slide show going ---It was so fun to see these blocks come together and feel the excitement in the room!
We are HALF WAY done with my time here in California --- this too is flying so fast. Today it’s Star Struck ---and tomorrow….we finish it off with the Scrappy Mountain Majesties ---
If you are coming to the show, come stop in the Burbank room and give me a hello!