Monday, June 22, 2015

Honey, I'm Home :) Give Away!!!

I have filled my soul and am rested up so I can move forward towards the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show!  The Quilt Show is sponsoring a Give Away on the Woolie Blog!!! A pictorial Book featuring photos from years past!  This copy is signed by Jean Wells Keenan and could be yours!  All you have to do is comment on this blog post that you are interested and if you are a "no reply" follower you will have to check back to see who the winner is because I will have no way to contact you :).  I will announce the winner on July 1st!!! If you don't want to risk not winning your own copy or want to give one as a gift... you can order the book by clicking HERE


This past week was about enjoying family time and Portland time.  My grandsons are growing so fast...I blink and they are another inch taller!


The little guy had his tonsils out and was so happy in this photo because he finally got to eat Mac 'n Cheese, LOL...it is the simple things isn't it...


I did a little stitching but not much...what I did do was read read and read, LOL.  Here are my latest book reviews and they really are all over the board!

The First Wife was a light read...mystery...love...murder...horses...family...great for a summer time read by the pool.

14th Deadly Sin was a typical James Patterson...police detective book...although I was frustrated at the end because it was an obvious lead in to the the next book which will probably be 15th...something.

I loved reading Robinson Crusoe USN...a true story about a navy man hiding out on Guam and evading the Japanese army for 2 and a half years!!!  you heard me 2 1/2 years!!!  They made it into a movie staring Jeffery Hunter.  It doesn't read like a current novel...not much editing done but it is in the voice of George Tweed as told to the ghost writer.  An interesting note...his daughter is in my book club.  This will be an interesting discussion next time we meet!


The last book I finished was scary...as in, I need to stock pile water, food, ammunition, fabric NOW!...it is a type of post apocalyptic book but not in the traditional sense of Mad Max.  This could actually happen.  It was fascinating to imagine what would happen to the our world if all electronics were non-functional.  There were likable characters and there were tears...this book was discussed in Congress...take a chance...then go shop at a Quilt Store!  As Cakers says, "Quilting is a post apocalyptic life skill!


As the sun shone I enjoyed many a cup of coffee in the courtyard of the Portland Art Museum while reading and talking with HH...now, the sewing machine has got to get crackin'!!!


38 comments:

  1. What a happy boy that little guy is with his plate of Mac and cheese, his teddy and his I.V! I don't recall being so joyful at his age when mine came out.

    I'd love to win that book, that's to Jean and you for a running chance.

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  2. Happiness is mac and cheese for kids of all ages! I'd love to win that book, especially since we moved back to the east coast after hubby retired last year. I REALLY miss all the absolutely wonderful quilt shops and shows so plentiful in Oregon and not so much in our new neck of the woods.

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  3. Sisters' the quilt show has been around for 40 years? and I've only gone once. I better try to get there this year, before I move to the Midwest. Thanks for reminding me.
    Hugs

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  4. I just got home from 5 days with my siblings, along with my kids and grandkids . Family time is wonderful, but so is coming home to my normal life. Peace and quiet with sewing and handwork to soothe the soul.

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  5. Sounds like your soul is well rested. Would love a copy of this book. Happy sewing!

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  6. Family time is so precious, glad you get to fill that bucket on a regular basis. I've never been to Sisters for their quilt show but that too is on my bucket list. Thanks for the opportunity to win this book.

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  7. Glad your well is full and you have had your rest. Now, get to work and get your projects ready for the quilt show. :) Wish I was going to be there this year. I guess I'll just have to win the book and enjoy the quilt show at home. Love to all.

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  8. Glad to hear the little guy is on the mend!

    Glad to hear I might win the Sisters book!!! count me in and I will be sure and check on the First..... not the third to see ......... Thanks

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  9. The little guys with his tonsils out:( I hope he is feeling better.
    Love your book reviews. I'd love to win a copy of the book, but I'll be volunteering in Sisters on Friday so maybe I won't wait.

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  10. Thanks so much for a chance to win that book. I got to go to the show several years ago and had a wonderful time. I fell in love with that area of the country and would love to come back someday.
    Glad you're back and had a good time.

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  11. I look forward to reading your blog, each and every post, so thank you for sharing your quilting journey Anna. Thanks also to Jean for the book give away, I would love to win a copy. The Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show has a special place in my heart.

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  12. I don't want to be entered in the drawing, but I want you to know I read "One Second After" too. OMG! The whole time I kept thinking of Emily's BF with diabetes. The scope of the story interested me. He really captured the feeling and what I think it will be like too. :( Everyone should read that book.

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  13. What a cute boy he is and the boys do like their mac and cheese! Even my almost 20 year old. What a great give away. Since I won't be over this year, I'd love to be entered to win. May have to try this book too. Anything like the panic given for Y2K?

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  14. What a cute boy he is and the boys do like their mac and cheese! Even my almost 20 year old. What a great give away. Since I won't be over this year, I'd love to be entered to win. May have to try this book too. Anything like the panic given for Y2K?

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  15. That last book sounds scary. I've often thought how we would carry on with a huge electrical shortage, or, how the world would function if the internet shut down. On a lighter note, yes, that smiling little patient is the cutest ever! Glad he got his fave food after that ordeal. Love his teddy bear pillow!

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  16. I have always wanted to come to the SIsters Quilt show and your area of the U.S. great shops and beautiful scenery. I would love love to win this book!

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  17. Those kiddos have grown, the little fellow with his glasses is just so cute, what a smile! They look like they're having fun in that photo. Mac & cheese, what kid wouldn't like that? he is precious!
    Yes, please count me in the giveaway.
    Hope you're having a fabulous summer!
    Loved the sculpture.

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  18. Great pics, love your book reviews. Please take me in for a chance to win that great book. Martine.

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  19. I would love to win this book! Sisters Quilt show is just the best!! Thanks for the giveaway!
    'tfitzleahy @ sbcglobal dot net' is my email address, just in case. I'm not sure if I'm a no reply blogger or not ;o)

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  20. I would love to win a copy, some day I hope to get to the show!

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  21. I would love to win a copy of the book. Thanks for being generous and sharing.

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  22. I would love to win the book. I used to live in Oregon and went to the Sister's quilt show every year. Thank you for the book reviews. I will definitely look for that last one.

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  23. In 2007, I was able to travel from Georgia to the Sisters Quilt show. I have never forgotten the beauty of the quilts, the friendly people, and beautiful, green Oregon. I would love to win the book and go down memory lane.

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  24. Well I guess I will live through you this year since I just had surgery so can't be there in person. I would love to win this little book! Good luck with your show entries!

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  25. Thank you for this giveaway! I would love to win this book about the Quilt Show. This show is so much fun to attend!
    k.castanette@hotmail.com

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  26. I would love to enter your giveaway but I'm not sure if it's open to overseas???

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  27. I loved The First Wife! Glad you got to read it. Glad you had a great time too! L

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  28. Love spending time with my grandkids--glad you also have that pleasure! Also, please enter m e for your giveaway--since I can't get there again this year!

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  29. I would love a chance at winning the book, since I cannot attend the show this year. I was there last year and loved it! Thanks.

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  30. Been to the Sisters quilt show but would love the book.

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  31. So the glad the surgery is over for the little one~ he sure does look happy! You certainly have been getting lots of summer reading done. Thanks for the fun giveaway! ~please add me to the doggy dish. :-)

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  32. Have attended the Sisters Quilt Show many times and will be there this year. The book would bring back good memories.

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  33. Would love to win this book. My sister lives close by Sisters. Thanks for the chance .

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  34. Have driven through Sister's to visit my son when he lived in Oregon. Love the area and the opportunity to win the book. Thank you!

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  35. Such a happy face on that cute boy...I love mac n cheese, too. Thanks for all the book ideas. I think I'll go check out that scary one. My sister, the prepper, would probably love it!

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  36. Would love to win this book. I lived in Bend back in the 70's and 80's and went to the show when it was a lot smaller. I have been back several times since moving. Mary Kay
    mkburgess50@gmail.com

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  37. HI I would enjoy a copy of the book..since Floy and I have both been to Sisters at the Quilt week together she lives in Indiana and I in Ione Washigton. Have a great time at the Quilt Affair and thanks for the blog

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  38. Teaching women to sew and quilt in Uganda has inspired me to design African themed quilts. Thank you "Woolie Mammoth" for adding them to your slide show in June. I would love to take this Anniversary book to the women I work with on the next trip. They would love to see the town and people who have provided them with the opportunity to help others, by simply cutting up fabric into pieces and putting it all back together again. They believe this art of quilting is healing their souls.

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