Monday, September 29, 2014

Disappearing Nine Patch Quilt Update

Here is the update on the disappearing nine patch quilt I've been working on. The top is now a flimsy (finished), but I've got to make the backing and then quilt it. I'm working on getting the Day and Night quilt quilted more. I'm afraid it is going to take me awhile to get it done. I'm getting a little discouraged at this point. Sort of wishing I had started the quilted differently, but I've done too much to do something different now. Oh well. LOL I took the top to show the person for whom I'm making the quilt and she liked it! She loves frogs, so as you can see, I have two embroidered on the top. I will put an appliqued frog on the back of the quilt. She collects frogs and these two types she does not have. I hope it turns out as well as I have in mind it will. Keep a look out for the final results on this one and the Day and Night one. I believe that I will stop making large quilts for awhile unless if someone wants me to make them one, they are willing to pay enough for me to send it out to be quilted by someone else. It is just too much for me to do now. I believe I will stick to lap sized and baby quilts for awhile. I want to make me a Christmas quilt. I've had fabric for almost a year and haven't touched it. One day!

Have a blessed day, my friends. I'm sorry I haven't been blogging much lately. It is just one thing I've put aside for a little bit. I will be writing the review of an awesome book I read from BookLook Bloggers today or tomorrow. It is a really good read!


Sunday, September 21, 2014

Rush Hour Blog Hop

Check out the new blog hop coming on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. Just Let Me Quilt is the cheerleader for the hop.

Studio E has some really amazing fabric called Rush Hour that got a lot of us so excited.
These are just a few of the fabrics in the line...
Red, White, and Black will be stopping traffic!

These bloggers are rushing around right now to get ready to show off what they've made.

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Never Ever Give Up Book Review

Never Ever Give Up: The Inspiring Story of Jessie and Her JoyJars
by: Erik Rees with Jenna Glatzer

Never Ever Give Up tells the true story of a little girl who is diagnosed with a brain tumor. The doctors do not give her parents much hope, due to the location and type of tumor she has. They are devastated, but the family decides to do everything in their power to get Jessie help. This book shares the ups and downs, heartaches, the happy times all while doing everything possible to save Jessie. Instead of giving up and wallowing in their sorrow, the family, especially Jessie, decides to do what they can to encourage other children with cancer. This is where the JoyJars enter the story.

The book also gives details of Jessie's treatments, how she handles the effects, the emotions of the father, Erik Rees, all the while trying to stay strong for Jessie. One finds out while reading how Jessie's siblings and other family members cope with her illness. The JoyJars become a mission for the family and helps them cope with Jessie's diagnosis while helping others.

Erik Rees did an excellent job of keeping the reader's attention and wanting to find out what happens with Jessie. The family's faith is strong and even though it is tested, God gives them the strength they need. This is shown throughout the story. The author shares this story from his heart and guides the reader from one event to the next.

I really liked this book. I have a passion for children with cancer, so I was drawn to this book. I would recommend this book to anyone. It is an easy read, but one that keeps the reader interested. Please, get this book and discover how God helps a family deal with the worst time they could imagine.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers <> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”