Christmas Giveaway! for (Quilters and Non-Quilters!)

Stocking Stuffers for Quilters002

Welcome Quilters, Fiction-Lovers, and Santa’s Elves!  Today is Friday–Open Line Friday…which means I need YOU to provide the answers…

Anyone who leaves a comment today will receive a chance to win Secret Santa or Between Heaven and Texas by NY Times Best selling author, Marie Bostwick.  (Thank you, to Ms. Bostwick for your generous donation to our Giveaway!)

Between Heaven and Texas, Marie BostwickSecret Santa, Marie Bostwick

Yesterday, I offered my annual “Stocking Stuffers for Quilters” recommendations for 2013.

Today, I’d love to hear your picks this year…

 What quilting/cooking/ household/beauty notion/or book will  you put in stockings this year?

If you are not a quilter, that’s okay–quilters love non-quilting items, too–so please join the fun–and earn YOUR chance to win one of these fabulous books in our Giveaway!

Marie Bostwick, Book

Red Snowflake Quilt, FMQ

 Nineteen days until Christmas–and I’m still looking for ideas…

Shopping, Decorating, and Quilting in (-4 F Minnesota!),


PS–I will include the recommendations received yesterday as well!  Winners will be chosen on Monday, December 9.



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?