Saturday, March 10, 2012

Evening Edition! Free Kindle Book!

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.

Category: Drama

Book Description:

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 ---


  1. I am headed to Chicago tomorrow for the "Chicago Flower and Garden Show" on Navy Pier. Can't wait to get a sneak peek of Spring! Plan to take my camera to capture some inspiration for some unique quilt designs. Have a safe trip Bonnie!

  2. I hope you have a good & safe trip. Sure wish I could come take your class at Glendale this year, but my schedule isn't cooperating. Still, I'm sure all your students will have fun and I hope you enjoy the sunny So. Cal. weather (w/luck it will stay good during your trip too!).


  3. Maybe just take a break, you don't want to stress yourself out before you go, maybe someone will have an extra machine you can borrow while you are there.

  4. When you fly, you are allowed to have scissors, needles, etc? They don't say anything about having scissors on the plane? I had heard that you couldn't even have a fingernail file.

    1. I'd trust you with my Bernie 1090 while you're in CA. I can drop her off at your hotel & I'm in your class on Sunday (it will be my very first scrappy).

  5. I appreciate you making the paper pieced basket pattern for the sow along. I am really looking forward to making this quilt as I am also turning 50 this year. You are an inspiration, thank you for your daily posts. I look forward to them everyday. Have a safe trip!

  6. Wait a minute....."I'm unprepared for another project."?????? I can't believe it! Somehow, I thought you had at least a dozen projects, all kitted up, ready to go at a moment's notice. Toss in the bag as you're racing out the door! That's my vision of you! LOL You know.....we all think of you as WonderWoman, right? No pressure, just letting you know! :o)

  7. Bonnie - in the last couple of weeks you talked in one of your blogs (I think!!!_) about IKEA lights. Can you point me to that blog. I am in desperate need of affordable lights and as much as I'd like to get some OTT lights, I don't have the budget. I know this is off topic, but if you could point me in the right direction, I'd appreciate it!

    1. KathiP -- it would be helpful if you left me a way to contact you -- there is no email address for your profile. There is a search box at the TOP LEFT of the blog. Type in any phrase or key word and that will usually bring it up. I typed in IKEA LIGHT and this post came up: http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2012/02/which-ikea-lamp.html

  8. Thanks Bonnie, I'm sorry for not leaving you my email. You rock (and now are Rocking in Little Rock!) Sorry, had to leave the bad puns!.


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