Friday, September 19, 2014

Evening Edition: Free Kindle Book! Quilting Related!

I got a message from Dayle giving me the heads up that Thimble of Soil by Linda Hubalek is running free in the Amazon Kindle Store right now!

I just downloaded it, so it was free for me – but please check before purchasing that it is still free for you!

Book Description:

Thimble of Soil: A Woman's Quest for Land, Historical Letters 1854-1860
Trail of Thread Series, Book 2
Experience the terror of the fighting and the determination to endure as you stake a claim alongside the women caught in the bloody conflicts of Kansas in the 1850's.
Follow the widowed Margaret Ralston Kennedy (a relative of the author) in this second book of the Trail of Thread series, as she travels with eight of her thirteen children from Ohio to the Territory of Kansas in 1855.

Thousands of American headed west in the decade before the Civil War, but those who settled in Kansas suffered through frequent clashes between proslavery and free-state fractions that gripped the territory.

Told through her letters, Thimble of Soil describes the prevalent hardships and infrequent joys experienced by the hardy pioneer women of Kansas, who struggled to protect their families from terrorist raids while building new homes and new lives on the vast unbroken prairie.

Margaret was dedicated to the cause of the North, and while the male members of her family were away fighting for a free state, she valiantly defended their homestead and held their families together through the savage years of Bleeding Kansas.

Twelve old quilt patterns are mentioned in the letters, and the sketched designs are in the back of the book for reference.
Sounds good, huh??

FInishing the LAST Geese unit!!

I’m about to curl up in my jammies with it, as I just finished the last of the travel project I brought with me to Alaska and New York…All my flying geese strips are now done!

This is for a future book project, so be watching for them to appear in the future!

Have a great evening, everyone!

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  1. Thank you so much Bonnie (and Dayle) for the heads up on Linda Hubalek's "Thimble of Soil". It was still free for me after getting home tonight and I'm in the midst of reading her first book on my lunch hour, so I'm very excited as its been a great read so far!!


  2. I read the first book and the second-they are both very good!

  3. Thanks Bonnie! I read the first book in the series recently and I'm looking forward to reading this one too. Have a great evening!

  4. Thanks, I am on vacation next week and this should keep me out of trouble for a day or so!

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  7. It is very hard to imagine what the settlers all faced as our country moved West. I do remember seeing photos taken at Soddy houses where the family brought out the best they had. Items to be included in the photo, even quilts. Many had treadle machines! Can you think of how wonderful a sewing machine would have been back then? We take so much of what we have for granted. :)

    Have to get into the book series. Being a history nut, as well as a BKH nut, they should prove an interesting read.

    Smiles, JulieinTN

  8. Got it! Thanks for the heads up. Started reading it already. Women, Civil War, history, quilts. All good.

  9. Thanks Bonnie I have downloaded the book. It sounds great. Can't wait to see that flying geese pattern!

  10. It was FREE when I got home from the Quilt Show. Thanks! I love getting Free Kindle books. Nice to have the blocks done for a top after this trip. Enjoy your HOME time! Safe Travels...

  11. It was still free for me (10.15am in Sweden, so that would be 04.15am in North Carolina?). I've got the first one also, I guess it's reading time!

  12. Thank you Bonnie for the tip. Just got the free download.

  13. It was free on Amazon Canada also. Can't wait to start reading it.

  14. I appreciate the info on "Thimble of Soil #2" I, too, as a Prime member received it free (Sept.20th); also, the first book in this series is now available for Prime member free rental (which I just downloaded :)
    Bonnie, thanks for all your sharing re:trips, as a new follower I have truly enjoyed.
    Jackie in NC


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