Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Connector Pieces to Hot Chocolate

I got the connector pieces made for my Hot Chocolate BOM! In fact I have the 2nd applique block also, but haven't had time to make it yet. Thought I would share this much since lately any "little" sewing I can do is a major victory for me!

But just wait until next Tuesday! I've been working away on my 30's sunshine on my shoulders and WOW is it going to look great by next Monday night when I have my class! It will be totally pieced except for the exciting bottom row! I got really excited tonight as I started putting things together with the baskets!

And oh baby, did I get a great book in the mail today. It is "Passing on the Comfort": The War, the Quilts and the Women Who Made a Difference by Lynn Kaplanian-Buller and An Keuning-Tichelaar. Lucy told me about this book so I ordered it. I"m totally enthralled. There aren't a lot of quilt pictures, but it is the story of An and her life in the Netherlands during WWII and the things her and her husband have done to give comfort to others. Of course quilts do play a role. I won't tell you any more; 1) because I only got the book today and have just skimmed it and 2) I wouldn't want to spoil it for anyone. But already the story has me hooked. The parts I've read here and there has me wanting to read more. If you like quilt history stories I say this is a must buy!

5 comments from wonderful readers:

Lucy said...

I am so happy that you like the book !! I just feel the same way . and the quilt are going to have their beauty because of the story :c)

Bonnie said...

It is coming along so cute! I love the snowman on the moon :c) I also recieved that book (from lucy) for my birthday! I've read some of it, but I am also saving it to read on the plane when I go to visit her....I think it will be a good read then!

Bonnie

Finn said...

The BOM looks great Dawn....it will be a fun quilt!!

Laura said...

It's looking good Dawn! I googled the book and read a little more about it. Looks like a great read, I put it down on my list to get, thanks for sharing.

Darcie said...

Your Snowperson on the Moon is just too cute. I can't wait to see all of his neighbors and connector pieces!