Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Books Read - December, 2013

1. Live Flesh by Ruth Rendell
2. Slay Ride by Chris Grabenstein
3. One Across, Two Down by Ruth Rendell
4. The Ice Maiden by Edna Buchanan
5. All the Time in the World: A Book of Hours by Jessica Kerwin Jenkins (NF)
6. You Only Die Twice by Edna Buchanan
7.  The Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan
8. The Garden of Evil by Edna Buchanan
9. Miami, It's Murder by Edna Buchanan
10. The Fingers of One Foot by Gerald Hammond
11. Silent Intruder by Gerald Hammond

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Books Read - November, 2013

1. Silent Night by Robert Parker
2. Critical Mass by Sara Paretsky
3. Don't Ever Get Old by Daniel Friedman
4. The Crime Writer by Gregg Andrew Hurwitz
5. An Old Betrayal by Charles Finch
6. Portobello by Ruth Rendell
7. No Man's Nightingale by Ruth Rendell
8. The Song of the Nightingale by Alys Clare
9. Tigerlily's Orchids by Ruth Rendell

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Books Read - October, 2013

1. The Final Cut by Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison
2. Madman on a Drum by David Housewright
3. Land of the Silver Dragon by Alys Clare
4. R is for Ricochet by Sue Grafton
5. Gone by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
6.  S is for Silence by Sue Grafton
7. T is for Trespass by Sue Grafton
8. U is for Undertow by Sue Grafton
9. Love You More by Lisa Gardner


Monday, September 2, 2013

Books Read - September, 2013

1. A Death in the Small Hours by Charles Finch
2. The Christmas Kid by Pete Hamill
3. North River by Pete Hamill
4. L is for Lawless by Sue Grafton
5. Shadows by Edna Buchanan
6. Cold Case by Edna Buchanan
7. M is for Malice by Sue Grafton
8. N is for Noose by Sue Grafton
9. A Question of Honor by Charles Todd
10. How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny
11. Bones of the Lost by Kathy Reichs
12. O is for Outlaw by Sue Grafton
13. P is for Peril by Sue Grafton
14.Damned If You Do by Robert Parker
15. Q is for Quarry
16. It Happens in the Dark by Carol O'Connell

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Books Read - August, 2013

1. Let It Burn by Steve Hamilton
2. The Christmas Wassail by Kate Sedley
3. Stranded by Alex Kava
4. V is for Vengeance by Sue Grafton
5. Dead Boyfriends by David Housewright
6. At Day's Close: Night in Times Past by A. Roger Ekirch (NF)
7.  Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers by Anne Lamott (NF)
8.  Bombshell by Catherine Coulter
9. G is for Gumshoe by Sue Grafton
10. H is for Homicide by Sue Grafton
11. I is for Innocent by Sue Grafton
12. J is for Judgement by Sue Grafton
13. Heirs and Graces by Rhys Bowen
14. K is for Killer by Sue Grafton

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy Fourth of July!

This is wallhanging size and the design is by Jan Patek.

We're having a quiet holiday this year, Skitty-sitting while Owen, Sarah, and Violet go hiking and camping. Tomorrow is their fifth wedding anniversary and John's 65th birthday.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Books Read - July, 2013

1. A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton
2. The Last Kind Word by David Housewright
3. Unintended Consequences by Stuart Woods
4. Six Years by Harlan Coben
5. French Women Don't Get Fat by Mireille Guiliano (NF)
6. Paris Street Style by Isabelle Thomas and Frederique Veyssett (NF)
7. B is for Burglar by Sue Grafton
8. C is for Corpse by Sue Grafton
9. A Bespoke Murder by Edward Marston
10. Pretty Girl Gone by David Housewright
11. D is for Deadbeat  by Sue Grafton
12. Instrument of Slaughter by Edward Marston
13. The 9th Girl by Tami Hoag
14. Penance by David Housewright
15. Dearly Departed by David Housewright
16. Strong Women Stay Slim by Miriam E. Nelson and Sarah Wernick (NF) 
17.  E is for Evidence by Sue Grafton
18. F is for Fugitive by Sue Grafton
19. Awakening by S.J.Bolton
20. Death by Degrees by Eric Wright
21. Smoke Detector by Eric Wright
22. A Question of Murder by Eric Wright
23. The Last Hand by Eric Wright
24. Down the Darkest Road by Tami Hoag 
25. The Broken Places by Ace Atkins

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Books Read - June, 2013

1. The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny
2. The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny
3. A Trick of the Light by Louise Penny
4. Cold Hit by Linda Fairstein
5. Follow Her Home by Steph Cha
6. A Hard Ticket Home by David Housewright
7. Practice to Deceive by David Housewright
8. A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny
9. Buried on Avenue B by Peter De Jonge
10. Silken Prey by John Sanford
11. Shadows Still Remain by Peter De Jonge
12. Still Life by Louise Penny
13. Lost by S.J. Bolton
14. If You Were Here by Alafair Burke
15. A Rule Against Murder by Louise Penny
16. The Blackbird Papers by Ian Smith
17. Dead Scared by S.J. Bolton
18. Curse of the Jade Lily by David Housewright
19. Tin City by David Housewright
20. Jelly's Gold by David Housewright

Friday, May 3, 2013

Books Read - May, 2013

1. Bad Bird by Chris Kropf
2. Ice Cap by Chris Kropf
3. The Tooth Tatoo by Peter Lovesey
4  The Man on the Balcony by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö
5. Little Green by Walter Mosley
6. Touch and Go by Lisa Gardner
7. Head Wounds by Chris Knopf
8. The Boyfriend by Thomas Perry 
9. The Body in the Piazza by Katherine Hall Page
10. Dead, White, and Blue by Carolyn Hart
11. The Locked Door by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö
12. Cop Killer by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö
13. The Terrorists by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö
14. Two Time by Chris  Kropf
15. Robert Parker's Wonderland by Ace Atkins

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Books Read - April, 2013

1. Murder by Mudpack by J.G. Goodhind
2. Menu for Murder by J.G. Goodhind
3. The Fire Engine that Disappeared by Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo
4. Death of Yesterday by M.C. Beaton
5. The Hunter by John Lescroart
6. The Man Who Went Up in Smoke by Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo
7. Somebody Owes Me Money by Donald W. Westlake
8. Night Watch by Linda Fairstein
9. Short Squeeze by Chris Kropf
10. Guilt by Jonathan Kellerman
11. Watching the Dark by Peter Robinson

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Books Read - March, 2013

1. The Ice Queen by Alice Hoffman (Book on CD)
2. A Walk with the Dead by Sally Spencer
3. The Missing Madonna by Carol Anne O'Marie
4. A Taste to Die For by J.G. Goodhind
5. Deadly Stakes by J.A. Jance
6. The Family Way by Rhys Bowen
7. Blood at the Root by Peter Robinson
8. The Return of the Dancing Master by Henning Mankel (Book on CD)
9. In the Woods by Tara French
10. The Corporal Works of Murder by Carol Anne O'Marie
11. The Man Who Smiled by Henning Mankel (Book on CD)
12. Advent of Dying by Carol Anne O'Marie
13. Murder at the Monk's Table by Carol Anne O'Marie
14. The River King by Alice Hoffman (Book on CD)
15. Murder in Ordinary Time by Carol Anne O'Marie
16. The Dogs of Riga by Henning Mankel (Book on CD)
17. Firewall by Henning Mankel (Book on CD)
18. Deadly Lampshades by  J.G. Goodhind
19. Murder Makes a Pilgrimage by Carol Anne O'Marie

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Books Read - February, 2013

1.  Hard Truth by Mariah Stuart (Book on CD)
2. Standing in Another Man's Grave by Ian Rankin
3. The Laughing Policeman by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö
4. Blackstone and the Great War by Sally Spencer
5. Cold Truth by Mariah Stuart (Book on CD)
6.  The Abominable Man  by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö
7. Death Goes on Retreat by Carol Anne O'Marie (Book on CD)
8. False Knight by Peter Turnbull 
9. The Probable Future by Alice Hoffman (Book on CD) 
10. No Stone Unturned by Peter Turnbull 
11. Suspect by Robert Crais
12. Proof of Guilt by Charles Todd
13. Death Takes Up a Collection by Carol Anne O'Marie (Book on CD) 
14. Hit Man by Lawrence Block 
15. Miss Dreamsville and the Collier County Women's Literary Society by Amy Hill Hearth
16. Death of an Angel by Carol Anne O'Marie (Book on CD) 
17. Walking with Ghosts by J.G. Goodhind

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Simply Sweet QAL

I spent the entire day sorting, cutting ironing, and piecing scraps to make the Sweetly Sweet quilt as featured on Cheri's webpage.   I pieced some blocks I didn't like and rejected and auditioned a fabric for the 2" setting squares which I decided I also didn't like.  I hand pieced them as the smallest blocks finish at 1" square so all of this made it take longer.

Here's a photo of the four patch squares.  I did add the 2" squares to them, but by that time it was too dark to get a decent photo.  I'll try again tomorrow or Friday.  I'm working tomorrow and I hope I'll at least get a chance to peek at the latest instructions on Cheri's page.  I won't get a chance to work on it again until Sunday or Monday.

I did finish this little doll quilt, but with some changes.  Here's a photo and there's more on in Only Doll Quilts

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Making Preparations

It's that time of the year again when the electric might go out or it might ice up or snow making it difficult to leave the house or, God forbid, we get the flu or a bad cold.

There's plenty of food in the house but I've added a few more items to my grocery list--jello, canned chicken broth, herbal tea, ginger ale, instant cream of wheat, oranges, bananas, berries, and oh, yes, chocolate.  It's important to have emergency chocolate on hand, always.

The medicine cabinet was checked--Theraflu, Nyquil, Tylenol, Vicks vapor rub, and diabetic cough syrup.  I have plenty of sugar free cough drops. John bought a case of Kleenex last fall.  We've had our flu shots.

I have a stack of books to read on my nightstand along with a small flashlight with fresh batteries in case the electric goes out in the middle of the night.  John has plenty of portable, battery operated lights in his shop. He checked the generator a few weeks ago and it worked fine. There's enough firewood. And a big stack of quilts.

I have knitting and quilting projects to work on and all the supplies I need.  I'm making sure to keep my Ipod, Ipod-touch, netbook, and cell phone charged.  

I wonder what I've forgotten?

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Books Read - January, 2013

1. Dying Fall by Patricia Hall
2. Private London by James Patterson
3. The Black Box by Michael Connelly
4. The Buzzard Table by Margaret Maron
5. Death by Election by Patricia Hall
6. Deep Freeze by Patricia Hall
7. Shaky Ground by Steve Brewer
8. Kinsey and Me by Sue Grafton
9. The Wrath of Angels by John Connolly
10. Dead on Arrival by Patricia Hall
11. Skeleton at the Feast by Patricia Hall
12. The Likeness by Tana French
13. Treasure Trove by Peter Turnbull
14. Roseanna by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö  (Book on CD)