Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Oct 15 books I read

The Christmas Quilt, Quilts of Love Series by Vannetta Chapman
Wanted to read this book because I've read most of the other books in the series and they are so varied-kept my interest. Love the holiday and have made one quilt for Christmas that I only bring out at that time.
Pregnant Amish woman with some modern technology that helps with the medical problems that arise.
The book really concentrates on the concerns the Leah, the mother has, fears that her husband doesn't love her, etc. very hormonal. Leah goes on about her life and does the laundry and hangs it outside where it's cold.
Her friend has had a baby earlier and is attempting to find time to actually make her friends new babies a quilt with Sunbonnet Sue and Overall Sam on blocks as she's having twins. The very detailed layout, picking of right pattern, colors of the quilt are described.
And the washing due to bleeding of the colors. While at the hospital she gets some yarn and starts crocheting a blanket, yellow for either a boy or a girl baby.
Modern technology also we take for granted today=sonogram. Sad they don't believe in pictures of infants.
Love that Annie is able to tell her a story for each of the Dutch children on the quilt. Some are about her early days at the hospital, some are passages from God. There are quite a few scriptures quoted that go along with the story line.
Love the nine patch and the color sequences and I can just picture them in my mind.  Thanksgiving day and the doctor pays a visit and tells them why and he has a story to share to help with the quilt making.
The stories have themes of the nine fruits: love, joy, peace, patience, etc  stories of the fruits of God's spirit.
The community comes together to help pay the hospital bill and it's amazing what people can do with their hands!
Comes with a glossary of foreign words so you can follow the story, discussion questions and an excerpt from the next Quilts of Love book=Aloha Rose.
I received this book from Net Galley via Abingdon Press in exchange for my honest review.

Cozy Light, Cozy Night by Elisa Kleven
Love the cover of this book as a quilter I know each square represents a story and this book is about a year's worth of adventure for a child.
Illustrated, very colorful children's book about the different seasons of the year and what a child can do during each one. I particularly like the fall because there is
so many fun things to do with the colored leaves...of the 19 pages I really liked them all. I think we all need to get out and play more in the fresh air,
like us older folk grew up doing-get unplugged from the play stations and tv and go outside and enjoy it.
There is SO much to see on these pages, go over them every night for a week and you will see new things.
I received this book from Net Galley JKSCommunications via Creston Books in exchange for my honest review.


A Ghost Went Trick or Treating by Gene Wilikers 
Illustrated colorful children's book about one Halloween night. A ghost went to one house, without saying trick or treat, he got a bit of candy.
On the sidewalk there were other kids in costume that wanted him to go with them so he'd not be bullied.
At the end of the block the others go to a different street and the ghost goes home to his monster mother. The others think he is a boy and they will talk to him in school the next day.
The monster, Clawd goes outside to talk to the mummy when others try to take his candy.
There are 3 other stories that have a sample page at the end of this book.

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