Sunday, October 13, 2019

Monday's Strength. Stitcher's Garden. Book Date.

Monday's Strength
Romans 15:13 is my prayer as we follow His will.  Sometimes, as we grow and mature, we change.  Change can be hard, painful.  Yet, as we go through these changes, I pray we overflow with hope as we follow His leading.  

Stitcher's Garden
I'm slowly catching up on my Stitcher's Garden Blocks.  Here is the latest one.  
To me, it's a departure of color from my other blocks.....but I'm coming to like it.  This month's lesson was making piping.  The red piping really pops and the lavender one quietly says, "Hello!"
Here's what they look like all together.  This isn't the final layout at all.  They are just up on my design board.  I wonder if any of you have made a Stitcher's Garden quilt?

Book Date
Current Reads
Into the Beautiful North: A Novel

I've enjoyed starting and finishing several books in these last few weeks!

New Mexico Colcha Club: 

Spanish Colonial Embroidery & 

the Women Who Saved It

I recently discovered the art of Colcha Embroidery.  Naturally, I've been researching it and this book was a fabulous introduction.  The author provided a detailed history of the introduction Colcha Embroidery to Northern New Mexico in the 1600's.  It went on to describe it's near extinction and how Maria Teofila Ortiz de Lujan started it's revival.  Her daughter, Esther Lujan Vigil, has continued in her mother's footsteps.  
The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap: A Memoir of Friendship, Community, and the Uncommon Pleasure of a Good Book
I'm so enjoying reading books on books!
Waiting for the Biblioburro
I gave this social justice book to my grandson in hopes to continue his mother's teaching regarding such issues.  You can learn more about this book here (not an affiliate link) and  about Luis Soriano's work here.  

The Dog Lived (and So Will I)
The Dog Lived (and So Will I)
This is a fabulous book for all types of cancer patients, thrivers and their families, as well as dog lovers!
As you can see, I've been a bonafide bookworm lately!  :)  I'm off to the link ups to see what you, my friends, have been up to!  ;)

I'll be linking up to:


  1. The Little Bookstore of Stone Gap attracts me! And of course... I love to look at the quilt blocks. Piping is something I haven't tried but one day. The blocks look great, love them.

  2. Your quilting is lovely; I can see why you have gotten deeply involved in it. I'm always fascinated with the work of women through the ages. I've never heard of Colcha Embroidery. I hope you will share more about it with us.

    Books about books is one of my favorite themes in reading. I'm not reading anything with that theme right now, but I am hoping The Printed Letter Bookshop will arrive for me soon at the library.

    I hope you have a wonderful week.

  3. Bookworms R Us. LOL I'd love to have a bookstore with that name. You have been reading a lot! Me, too, but nice escapism techno thrillers. I like your Stitcher's Garden shown together. You added lavender for the first time, but it goes nicely with the other colors, and they all look so good together. I haven't made one, but I might someday.