Open Line Friday–Mysteries…

Mystery Books


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Mystery Books


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I recently had a question about choosing a Needle.  I usually recommend free motion quilting with a Topstitch 80 or 90 depending on your thread weight.  Topstitch needles have a slightly rounded Sharp tip, a large eye and  a deep groove for the thread.  For more about threads, you might like:  How to Choose a Needle for Free Motion Quilting .

Mystery Books


I hope you are all enjoying our Mystery Quilt-a-Long as much as I am….

What about YOU?  Do you enjoy (non-quilting) mysteries? How many of the Top 100 have you read? Do you have any books or movies to recommend?

I am currently reading The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey.  It’s listed as one of the best mystery books of all time.

We’d love to hear YOUR recommendations…

Also, if you have any questions…

We’d LOVE to help…



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Halloween Reading


Halloween ReadingWhen I’m not quilting or doodling, I love to read.  My daughter is reading The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe.  My son is reading Dracula, by Bram Stoker, and I am trying a little Halloween poetry.

Halloween BooksWhat’s on your nightstand this Halloween season?

If you are in need of a little color or seasonal inspiration, pour yourself a cup of tea and search around my daughter’s blog, Color Route Co. HERE  It’s visual poetry-you’re sure to enjoy!


Peculiar Children–On My Nightstand

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs was just recommended to me by my sister, Gayle.  It is the story of a boy who embarks on an adventure following photographs left by his murdered grandfather. The photos lead him to a remote island off the coast of Wales  where Miss Peregrine’s orphanage is in tatters.   As the boy explores the hallways and bedrooms of the orphanage, he realizes that the children were not just peculiar, they may have been dangerous!   The plot thickens…   While I am just pages into this novel, I am intrigued by the mix of vintage photography and fiction.

A sequel, The Hollow City-with more vintage photography and more mystery is set for publication in January 2014.

Reading, Vintage Camera, Photography

Reading, Vintage Camera, Photography

Has anyone else read Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children?  What’s on your nightstand right now?