Tuesday, November 15, 2011

FROM MY LIBRARY~I finished this book over the weekend and had to share it with you.  I have read all of Jennifer's books and so totally enjoyed it; it reminded me of her early books and the main character was Bonnie, a quilt store owner and part of the Elm Creek Quilters.  I loved the setting of this book-Lahaina and I actually wondered if some of the sights were really there.  Hubby and I vacation on Kauai but we have spent time on Maui.  The rich history of Hawaiian quilts inspired me and helped me appreciate them more. 
A side not is that on Friday when I spent the day with the Master Quilter, she had just finished a Hawaiian quilt and I felt that I knew a bit more on the background when I looked at it.  For those of you who are familiar with Jennifer's books, I would highly recommend this one.  I can't wait until she comes out with a new book.
It's windy here today so I think I'll be inside again in front of my machine; I'm hoping to get the top pieced by Sunday so I can put everything away before our family arrives, but also that I have something new to show them. 
Have a warm and wonderful day.  Noreen


  1. I loved that book ... but then I love all of Jennifer's books. I have her latest one on request from the library.

    I hope you'll show us the top that you're piecing.

  2. Good morning! I must be missing out! Who is Jennifer and what are her books? Sounds good, and I am always looking for something new to read. Have a good day inside warm and toasty. I have SEVERAL errands to run and a doc visit, so busy day...Have a good one! HUGS

  3. Just caught up here. Sounds like you have been all about quilting lately. Books and Master quilters. It is nice to have a hobby like that that brings you so much joy.
    I have been reading a lot lately...and that seems to bring me joy and rest (o:
    Have you heard of a book called 'Molokai' ? It is about a leper colony in Hawaii during the 20s to the forties. It was very interesting to me and a good read too.
    Glad you survived the high winds.

  4. Noreen, that sounds like a wonderful read! I know writers such as Robin Jones Gunn and Bodie Thoene have done researching on Lahaina. I love the beauty of Hawaii.
    Love & hugs,
    Miriam (not signed into my acct, but wanted to leave a quick comment)

  5. I've never read any of her books, but this sounds good. William and I love Lahaina, and have been there a couple of different times. Thank you for the recommendation. :)

  6. Hi There, I am glad you liked that book. That is a good recommendation.
    Oh gosh I was working on my blocks, and ended spending one whole day ripping it out and then got back to it finally and my mind went so blank I had to put it down. I haven't picked it up since. Soon though. I have to clean house first, I can never sew unless my house is clean.
    I was hoping to post some pictures of it. Soon I hope. :) Have a great evening.

  7. Just the name of that book sound inticing! ...and a HAWAIIAN QUILT?...what could possibly be more gorgeous? Do show!

  8. It's turned chilly here...looking for my gloves before the next dog walk. I so need to write down that author for my 93 year old MIL. Blessings of all His best to you today!

  9. Morning Noreen,
    Thank you so much for your sweet
    wishes for us on our Anniversary.
    Your a sweetie!

    Never really heard of a Hawaaiian
    quilt, but I bet it is really pretty.
    We have been to kauai too!! What a delightful place, it was over 20 years ago, but I remember hubby and I said lets just send for the kids and not go home!! lol

    Course, we have lived on an Island,
    KeyWest, and we know that you can get rock fever too...........lol
    It is a lil like claustaphobia only
    covers a bigger area!! lol

    Can't wait to see your new quilt,
    must be a Christmas present for somebody special.

    Have a Wonderful day, it is overcast here again today.
    Love and blessings, Nellie


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