61 degrees outside mid-July and it’s still raining. Not a raging thunderstorm with heavy, pelting rains and wind and the worries that brings, but a gentle refreshing rain that was bliss to sleep to with windows open, the fresh mountain air caressing everything it touches.
We stayed up late sewing and talking last night…..I can’t believe I slept til past 7:30am. I just don’t usually do this!
But due to the rain, there will be no hiking today, and full relaxation has taken over. And it’s a good thing.
Ila sent along a notice of a book still running free on Kindle – but who knows for how long so I am passing it on to you.
A Heartbeat Away: Quilts of Love Series by S. Dionne Moore
When a band of runaway slaves brings Union-loyal Beth Bumgartner a wounded Confederate soldier named Joe, it is the catalyst that pushes her to defy her pacifist parents and become a nurse during the Battle of Antietam
Her mother's mysterious goodbye gift is filled with quilt blocks that bring comfort to Beth during the hard days and lonely nights, but as she sews each block, she realizes there is a hidden message of faith within the pattern that encourages and sustains her
Reunited with Joe, Beth learns his secret and puts the quilt's message to its greatest test—but can betrayal be forgiven?I just downloaded it for myself and it was still free, but like anything else – what is free now may not be later so please check the price before you click purchase to make sure it is still free for you.
I also have no control over WHERE this is available as free, and it might not be in the country where you live, and I'm sorry if it's not.
I also received a little email from Ingrid in Germany who sent along a cute little saying in German, along with her rendition of an English translation.
I love how fabric brings us all together!
yesterday I found this in the www on the page of a german fabricshop:
WARUM ICH STOFFE KAUFE?
Es ist nicht unmoralisch, nicht illegal und macht auch nicht dick.
Es beruhigt die Nerven, streichelt die Seele und macht Freude!!!
I tried to translate it:
WHY I BUY FABRIC?
It isn't immoral, not illegal and does not make you heavy weight.
It calm the nerves, pet the soul and make pleasure.
Or as I would say, Doesn’t make us fat, comforts the soul, and brings happiness! Thank's for sending it, Ingrid!
Today is our last day to sew. We head down the mountain tomorrow morning to get Mickey to the airport ---and I head home!
It’s been a great retreat time and we have gotten sew much done!
I have had questions on why I can’t do Quilt-Cam from the cabin ---there are many reasons, but the biggeset one of all is that the internet signal up here is minimal at best and just can’t handle it. I’m 25 minutes from the nearest place I could call a “town” and I’m lucky to have what kind of signal I have here, but Quilt-Cam just is not a possibility from here, so we save that for when I’m home.
Love from a soggy, cool Buck Mountain --