Tuesday, September 9, 2014

I'm reading a really good book!

«A stunning debut, with lyrical prose and superbly developed characters, this novel is an emotional roller coaster that effectively conveys a family’s visceral tragedy.” —School Library Journal, Starred


«Ehrlich’s novel beautifully captures the fragile bond shared by Chirp and Joey and their growing trust for each other in a world filled with disappointments and misunderstandings.”Publishers Weekly, Starred


«A poignant, insightful story of family crisis and the healing power of friendship.”Kirkus Reviews, Starred


Ehrlich writes beautifully, constructing scenes with grace and layers of telling detail and insight.”The Horn Book

NEST by Esther Ehrlich


Debut author Esther Ehrlich delivers a poignant and genuine middle-grade novel NEST (Wendy Lamb Books / On sale September 9, 2014 / $16.99 US / Ages 8–12), a memorable story about a girl, a tragic change, and the healing power of love and friendship.


It is 1972. Home is a cozy nest on Cape Cod for eleven-year-old Naomi “Chirp” Orenstein; her older sister, Rachel; her psychiatrist father; and her dancer mother. But then Chirp’s mom develops symptoms of a serious disease, and everything changes. Chirp finds comfort in watching her beloved wild birds. She also finds a true friend in Joey, the mysterious boy who lives across the street. Together they create their own private world and come up with the perfect plan: Escape. Adventure. Discovery.

Esther Ehrlich’s lyrical writing is honest, humorous, and deeply affecting. Chirp and Joey will steal your heart. Long after you finish NEST, the spirit of Chirp and her loving family will stay with you.
This review was from the publisher's office. It's really a great read!
Check your book stores or Amazon, etc.
More later...

Monday, September 8, 2014

Winning winners :-)

Thank you all for celebrating with me :-) and sharing a bit of yourselves in the comments. Autumn is a good time of year almost no matter where you are! And I would love to visit some of the places where you live. Especially if you happen to be picking apples and making pie!
I must have had a conservative number generator because the first number picked was 'two' and the second number was 'one'. That seems to have worked out well because Joyful Quilter liked the fat quarters and Sandie liked the turtles. So yea! they each get their choice  :-)
I will send them an email and mail these treats to them right away.
I have had a little time to get sewing on my snowman quilt. I must admit that some of my time was just spent fondling the fabric! I love my homespun and flannel plaids :-)  I am toying with the idea of making two of these...one to give and one to keep, so I made two of each plaid combos.

Happy Stitching y'all!
Hope Autumn brings all of what you like best! 

Thursday, September 4, 2014


Thank you all for following along with my rather low key blog here :-) I have enjoyed being in this quilting blog community. Sew...to celebrate 208 posts and 110 followers, I have gathered some treats that I found at the latest local quilt show.
I will pull two names so if you would like this sweet turtle pattern and some fabric to sew it up OR if you would like these fat quarters of birds and butterflies please leave a comment and tell me which gift you would prefer.
If you are in the mood...I would love to hear about where you live and what you look forward to in the fall.
I will select winners next Monday. Thank you for including me in your quilt blogging.
Last winter I started working on a flannel snowman quilt and had to put it aside. So I have pulled it out and am enjoying being deep into my plaids and flannels.
Background and the pieces for some blocks.
Happy September y'all!