The World According to Maiden Fair

Winter thoughts

Filed under: Maiden's World,World of books,World of Quilts — February 3, 2013 @ 1:48 pm

I know it has been a while since my last post, The time between Thanksgiving and Groundhog day are very hard for me. I don’t know if I have Seasonal Affected Disorder, or I just hate the holiday season and January so badly. Could be a little bit of both. I personally would much prefer to jump from Mid-November to about March 1 and forget all that stuff in between.

There were some good things that have happened – my son got married on January 1st at a small intimate ceremony at the library lounge at Jumer’s Castle Lodge.  We are so pleased for both of them.

Joe and Minde

I have also been working on my quilts – I saved up a lot of work to do this winter.  Below are the next set of blocks from my Women of the Bible block of the week and Bible study – They include Tamar, Mothers of Moses, Pontifer’s Wife, Miriam, Rahab, Deborah, Jael and Delilah.  Some of these were extremely difficult to do – like Jael – that one I had to do twice to get it right, others were not so difficult, but all made me think seriously about the women they represent.

Then we have all the UFO’s I’ve been trying to finish and the kits I had that needed to get done – there are a lot!!



I know I list the books I’ve been reading, but I don’t think I want to list 3 months worth, so I’ll just post the last month.

The First Family by David Baldacci
The  Blue Bottle Club by Penelope Stokes
The Shape Shifter by Tony Hillerman
Due or Die by Jenn McKinlay
The Christmas Train by David Baldacci

There is one new author for this month – Penelope Stokes and the Blue Bottle Club.  The book captured my attention from the first page and pulled me all the way through.  I really enjoyed it – it was a light in the dark days of winter.   Of course I always love David Baldacci – this is either the 4th or 5th time for The Christmas Train and it is always a wonderful story – Christmas or not.   And I can’t leave out Tony Hillerman – as far as I know this was his last book – and it was just as good or maybe even better than the rest or the Leaphorn-Chee series.  His books are always worth the time.


1 Comment »

  1. Susan:

    You may have felt dark, but your work lightens up the whole time. You were really productive! I love the bright colors you chose for the WOB blocks, and your finishes are so beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

    Those are some of my favorite authors, too! Hillerman (through the mouth of his characters) said something we all need to remember. Tomorrow is also a day. We sometimes think we have to do it all, and we have to do it today. The Navajo (I taught among them for 3 years) have a much more relaxed view. =)

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