Saturday, February 25, 2012

Evening Edition, Free Kindle Book!

And further down, more info on Suzanne’s “Dump Machine”!

Class is done, supplies are packed up. The extra books and rulers are securely bundled in boxes, using the “PACKING MATERIAL” I bought at Quilt Lover’s Hang-out in North Fort Myers to pad the boxes and keep books and contents from slipping during shipping. These will be dropped off at Fedex tomorrow on the way to the airport.

Oh – funny ---did I say this before already? It’s a good thing that Fedex and UPS don’t merge, or they’d be called “Fed-Ups.” LOL! Okay, so I’m so tired I am cracking myself up!

I probably need dinner --- and a walk--- and some sewing time on my blocks….but before I do, here's a freebie while it’s still free:

Eulogy’s Secret by Grace Elliot is free today from the Amazon Kindle store.

Category: Drama/ Historical Fiction

Book Description:

Greed, prejudice and a stolen identity.

In the four weeks since her guardians’ death, Eulogy Foster has lost everything.

Penniless and alone she seeks the help of her estranged brother, Lord Lucien Devlin. But Devlin throws Eulogy onto the streets and the mercy of a passing stranger, Jack Huntley, who becomes an unlikely ally. As Eulogy seeks the truth behind her birth, she is drawn into the world of art and artists, where her morals are challenged and nothing is as it seems.

Jack Huntley: bitter, cynical and betrayed in love. He believes women are devious, scheming, untrustworthy creatures – and when he rescues a na├»ve Miss from being raped, his life is about to change forever.

There is something about Miss Foster that haunts him and challenges his emotions. But despite their growing attraction, Eulogy will not share her secret, which means he cannot trust her. Caught in a deadlock, both denying their true feelings, events take a sinister turn as someone seeks to silence Eulogy…permanently.

The first thing I thought was “Eulogy?? Who names a girl EULOGY!?” And then I started thinking of all those stupid names that we have joked about being named, or that parents should be shot for ever naming their kids…..I mean, what would you name this Eulogy’s brother? PALL?? ((Paul)) as in PALL bearer? LOL Okay --- I really need to go get something to eat.

But the story sounds like it could be good – so go get it.

Something I want to say --- like last night’s freebie. It was free to EVERYONE when I posted it. If you didn’t check it until the next day --- it may have changed as free to “prime members only” after a certain number of hours, but it wasn’t that way when I posted it.

I have no control over that, and you don’t need to leave me a comment in the comment section if it is not free anymore, or if it has switched to "free for prime members only" because there is nothing that I can do to change it at that point. It’s available free for a limited time only ---- like this one –and by morning it might not be. ((Which is why I’m sending this now as fast as I can!))

Several have asked about Suzanne’s “Dump Machine” And I got a cute picture of the front of her:

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Isn’t she just a sweet pink thing?! Suzanne is hoping to find the cams that go with it so she can play with some of the decorative stitches –if anyone has any they’d like to pass on, please contact me!

Okay --- I’m off to find something to eat ---catch you in the morning!


  1. The pink Singer sewing machine is so cute...I just love seeing the old machines, it brings back such fond memories of home economics class in school...LOL

    Have a safe trip home!

  2. I love this little machine - just so precious! And, Bonnie, I want to thank you for posting the links to the free books. It's wonderful you perform the search for us - and I enjoy the books. I share your link with a friend and always indicate to her (as you do) make sure the book is still free.

  3. Thanks for the links to free books. I check your site often just to see what you've posted. I love that old Singer. I found one for $5.00 at a garage sale...different model...mine has yellow and orange flowers, very 70's on it. But it's the best machine I own. Love your blog. M

  4. You are cracking me up, too. *LOL*
    One can never have too much "packing material"--especially when you have books to ship! : )
    Cute little machine.

  5. Anonymous9:02 PM EST

    Bonnie, I have a Singer 501 model with the four original cams. Bought the machine new when I was 17 and recently replaced it now that I am retired. Can't find any info on the internet about whether the cams would fit the "pink" Singer. My cams are black discs with an opening in the center, and drop in the top of my Singer. I don't see such a space on the pink so I don't know if they are the same.

    I still use my Singer for binding but if the cams are interchangeable, I will send them as I have never used them. Stephani in TX (Tomazec@aol.com)

    1. Anonymous10:17 PM EST

      Hi Stephani in Tx,
      the top of the machine lifts up and I think this is where I would put the cam(s). I am in the process of finding a manual for the machine. Please stay in touch. I will update you as soon as I know.
      Thanks, Florida Snowbird from Maine born and brought up in Texas. LOL suzyw.kendrick5@yahoo.com

  6. Bonnie, What is the name of the star pattern you all used at this class? I just love it using strings both ways, I have searched and searched for the pattern. Looking forward to hearing from you.

  7. Well, I was laughing at your silly jokes, and I am well fed! Fed-Ups was cute :-) I hope the packing material does its job well, otherwise you might have to buy more sometime soon!

  8. You could pass on this info to the pink Singer owner. There are two Yahoo groups where she could check for info and cams for her machine. They are wefixit and vintagesingers. Both groups have tons of info.
    This book does sound good. Better go check it now. I occasionally miss out, usually due to hinkey internet service!

    1. Anonymous10:19 PM EST

      Thank you, I will check the sites out. Suzanne

  9. Funny, Bonnie, I get dingy when I spend too much time awake at a retreats. I don't think they are meant to be like the slumber parties I had as a teenager. I hope the you get home safe and with your pretty machine intact. All that "packing material" will help, I'm sure. Do you read all these books or just download them and keep them for reading later? I've heard it is faster to read on a Nook and Kindle. I think my OLD singer has a place for the cams too.

  10. O my! I DO have some twenty of those disks... for my singer 368. It needs a good helping of maintenance however, as the upper tension will not stay as I want it. Maybe the spring inside is old and saggy too, after 37 yrs. Its not pink however, but yellowish. From the brown / purple / orange / yellow seventies. Those were the days....
    Will never sell my Singer as I want this first love to stay =^}
    Love your posts, Irene

  11. OMG - I have that same Singer! My mother gave it to me when I went to college. It's collecting dust right now, next to my BabyLock serger while I sew on a newer computerized Singer. The old Singer clamps down tightly to my fabric which is not necessarily good when you're trying to quilt.

    1. Anonymous10:23 PM EST

      Help, please...How do I wind a bobbin on this machine. I am not dumb when it comes to machines, but this one has me buffaloed...
      If you know the answer..... suzyw.kendrick5@yahoo.com
      Thanks, Suzanne


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