Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Book Review - December 3, 2008

Well, it took me longer to post the blog on The Quilters Kitchen than to actually read it! I sped through it like a box of chocolates..ha ha. The truth of the matter is that it is actually a short story with many, many recipes. It now resides in my kitchen among my cookbooks rather than on the bookshelf. To it's credit, the recipes all sound wonderful and there is one for homemade mac and cheese that I'm going to try out soon...I don't make it often because the rest of my family would rather eat the $.44 box stuff..eeewwww. The story was engaging, but definately left you wanting more.
Let me know if you have read this and what your thoughts were. Happy quilting!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Merry Christmas - To Me !!

I accomplished all of my black friday shopping from the comfort of my dining table, in my pj's, with coffee cup in hand. I was actually contemplating heading out for one or two higher end electronics that were on sale...but when I hopped on to early that morning I found the same items significantly cheaper....not only cheaper, but as I shopped a notice came up that while I was shopping one item had dropped in price an additional dollar and I would get the updated lower price!! Not only that, but if I signed up for a free one month trial of something or other, I also got free shipping.... I was so excited by my deals that I treated myself to a the new Jennifer Chiaverini book.

If any of you follow the Elm Creek Quilt novels, you will know that the newest installment is The Quilters Kitchen (in photo). I love these books for the comaraderie and sharing of the quilters as well as how they quilt their way through their troubles with the help and support of each other. I can relate to this as I began quilting in 1997 and spent many a night quilting my way through my older childrens teen years and the agnst that those years bring with them! One more to go (sophmore)...wish me luck! P.S. - He's a great kid not tooooooo much to worry about :)