Friday, November 28, 2008

Quilting and Tea on a Snowy Day

When the snow flutters down, lightly and softly this morning in New Hampshire, it's time for another cup of tea while Beth and I discuss quilting designs and check out quilting blogs. What flavor shall I choose?

Perhaps a cup of Chai spice black tea. This should keep me going until lunch time. Also, the aroma is so nice. My grandson comes into the room, "Nanny, what smells so spicy and good?"

What tea would you choose for a snowy day?

Also, you might like to read about our first snowfall of winter, which occurred earlier in the week. ng-inspiration/

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Help With Your Christmas Shopping

Super Shopping

To aid you in preparing for Black Friday and Cyber Monday and your other shopping, I've compiled lists and suggestions at my b5media blogs: One Book Two Book, Quilting and Patchwork, and Alzheimer's Notes.

One Book Two Book:
2008 Holiday Gift Guide (Mary Emma)

Quilting & Patchwork:
2008 Holiday Gift Guide for Quilters & Fabric Artists

Alzheimer's Notes:
Holiday Shopping for Alzheimer's Caregivers

Did you find one list more helpful than another? If so, which one?

Happy Thanksgiving from Quilters' Potpourri

Happy Thanksgiving

We've been busy this morning getting the turkey ready. Yes, we're having the traditional turkey. My hubby selected it so has been monitoring the preparations. After I made the stuffing ("like Mother used to make!"), I left the rest to him. The engineer in him cooks to precision.

My daughter has been preparing her special recipes to add to our menu. She made her daughter's request of "glop" for breakfast...a combination of bread cubes, eggs, sausage, cheese, and milk. Some of us like that, while others have something else. (We live in a multi-generational home with six family members, a dog, guinea pig, and rabbit.)

Perhaps you'd like to see my Thankful Poem, a project on my Quilting and Patchwork blog.

How about writing your own Thankful Poem this weekend? Or any time of year?

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Remembrances of Veterans Day

Veterans Day meant a great deal in my childhood. Two of my uncles served in the World Wars. My husband is a veteran, too, so for several years I was a military wife.

I've written about this day at several of my blogs and have included a post of Alicia Sparks:

One Book Two Book: Remembering Our Veterans on Veterans Day.

Alzheimer's Notes:Veterans Day Memories in Alzheimer's World

Quilting and Patchwork: Patriotic Quilts for Veterans Day

Alicia Sparks' Mental Health Notes: Help Veterans Obtain Mental Health Resouces

Do you have associations, past and present, with Veterans Day?

Sunday, November 09, 2008

A List of Fascinating Quilting/Fabric Art Books

Quilting/Fabric Art Books

If you're looking for quilting/fabric art books for your own use or to give to someone as a gift, you'd enjoy browsing through my list, Fascinating Quilting/Fabric Art Books, over at Quilting and Patchwork.

Some may be books you've already read, some you own and some that are completely new to open up a fascinating area of quilting and fabric art for you.

After looking at the list, what about sharing here your favorite quilting or fabric art books?