Wednesday, January 28, 2009

One World - One Heart

And the winners are ....

First choice of my two book prizes goes to Sharon blogging at Wildflower House by Sharon Chapman. Sharon, please let me know which book you would like.

The remaining book won by Cindy who has a couple blogs, Cindy's Concert Adventures AND Random Stitching Ramblings

Congratulations : )
Please send me your mailing addresses! my e-mail address is leliaevelyn (at) gmail (dot) com

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An Update: Looks like I'm up to 95 comments. True to my word, if I have 100 comments, this is the other book I am offering: GF, Sue D, read it -- I'll take her at her word it is a good read!!

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I would like to offer this paperback book: Evening by Susan Minot for my giveaway. I enjoyed reading this novel & THEN went to see the movie. I kinda liked the book over the movie - but, that is just my opinion.
(non-smoking home -- book in very good condition)

If you would like a chance for this book:

1.) Leave a comment on THIS post with contact information.

(If you have a blog, and have your e-mail link in your profile -- GREAT; if you do not have a blog or your e-mail is not in your profile -- PLEASE put your e-mail in comment section, too.)

2.) On February 12th -- the winner will be notified. If I do not hear back within 72 hours, I will choose another name.

3.) If I have 100 comments to this post, I'll offer a second paperback book. Winner's choice. Stay tuned ...

If you feel like sharing ...I'd love to hear what you are currently reading &/or find out about a great book you have recently read
Good Luck!

One World - One Heart is hosted by Lisa. The last time I checked, there were nearly 700 bloggers participating. Please visit the other blogging participants, too !!!
This is a message from Lisa, and after reading, I decided to join the circle & participate:
"The whole idea behind doing this and trying to get as many as possible to join in, was and is to meet new and wonderful people. Bloggers come from all walks of life, all socioeconomic backgrounds, all areas of the world, female, male......some are artists exclusively, some dabble, some are professionals in various areas, some are stay at home parents, some are teachers, some are very young and some are up in years. The common denominator in blogging is that we all have stories to it through visual means or life stories or the day-to-day or art work or handwork of varying kinds or poetry and journaling. We can be inspired or inspire others by finding a blog and taking the time to read/see someones story. Often times a spark happens....this palpable spark of recognition through kindred understanding and shared passions in life. It is in those times when we take a moment to comment and comment again.......when those comments are reciprocated a discovery is made that we share commonolaties which connect us sight unseen. Sometimes we may live on separate continents or at either end of the same country or even discover you hail from the same general area. By paying attention, by connecting with others, we are creating a circle of amazing individuals who can literally enhance our lives and we can enhance theirs."

Hurry ... there is time for you to participate, too!!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Books for 2009

This is my current stack -- I've got them in my room.
Tori and I bought this (for her) over the holidays. I'm tempted to read it cover-to-cover!
These are stacked in Tori's room. I've started the top two & read the bottom two.
Both of these are small enough to tuck inside my handbag -- good for waiting! I haven't started either of them.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

knitting spools

Yes, these are spool knitters. If you like them (I find them hard to resist), there is a nice Spool Knitter Blog you might enjoy browsing. And, if you are not familiar with these 'toys', there is a pretty good post on The Blue Blog that reviews the different varieties. Link Here
And if you wonder what on earth you do with them:They make a round cord. Nice way to use your odd pieces of yarns, fibers (ie crewel pieces), etc.

Sunday, January 18, 2009


I've picked this book up a few times in the past few days & have enjoyed going thru the phographs again. Link Here with more images.

Monday, January 12, 2009

from my MIL

This book was given to me by my Mother-in-Law. I read a few pages of it. Before I see her, I think I really should read the rest of the book! The photography in this gift book is beautiful. Stay tuned ...

Saturday, January 10, 2009

It Arrived!

I found this picture 0n-line:
This Is the Way I Pass My Time
by Ellen J. Gehret
A Book About Pennsylvania German Decorated Hand Towels
c.1985 The Pennsylvania German Society

My copy doesn't have the year & volume written on the dust jacket. I'm thrilled to own it & look forward to reading it cover-to-cover! My friend Marjorie gave me a show towel kit. You can see a picture HERE. I found out about this book from reading a post on GiGi's blog. Gigi gave the book a great review & I was able to find it on There are pictures, patterns, information, and pictures - and pictures -- it is a great book IMO.

couldn't resist ...

Which Peanuts Character Are You?

You are Sally Brown. You may not be the most ambitious person, but life isn't supposed to be hard! You are relaxed and easy-going, but you can hold your ground when you want, too.

Find Your Character @

Sunday, January 04, 2009

2008 Book List

The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry ***** ... btw, this was really, really good!!!
Lauren Groff: The Monsters of Templeton*****
Kate Jacobs: Friday Night Knitting Club *****
Kate Jacobs: Knit Two*****
Maeve Binchy: Whitethorn Woods *****
Maeve Binchy Scarlet Feather
Kate Atkinson: One Good Turn
Kate Atkinson: When Will There Be Good News
Paulo Coelho: The Alchemist *****
Susan Vreeland:A Girl in Hyacinth Blue A novel of short stories about the ownership of a Vermeer Painting ... or is it a Vermeer? *****
Amy Bloom: Away (read it & listened on audio book -- I felt like I missed a few turns in the story - tho, even the second time around for this novel, was confused, would be perfect for a reading circle)
Tom Perrotta: The Abstinence Teacher
Nancy Horan: Loving Frank
Anne Tyler: The Amateur Marriage: A Novel
Ann Brashares: The Last Summer (Of You & Me)
Arthur Lee Herman: Waiting for the Fall, ISBN 1-930259-48-4
Anne Rice: Christ the Lord
Sue Miller: The Senator's Wife
Annie Dillard: The Maytrees
Michael Connelly: Echo Park
Alice Hoffman: The Third Angel
Janet Fitch: White Oleander
William Golding: Lord of the Flies
Margaret Lawrence: Hearts and Bones
Joanne Harris: Chocolat
Philippa Gregory: The Other Boleyn Girl
Lillian Jackson Braun: The Cat Who Had 60 Whiskers
Judith Guest: Tarnished Eye
JoAnn Harris: Gentlemen & Players
Harlan Coben: Hold Tight
Fern Michaels: Week-end Warriors (IMO-terrible book)
Henry James: The Portrait of a Lady
Jennifer Crusie: Faking It
Cecelia Ahern: PS, I Love You
Cecelia Ahern: Rosie Dunne
Jane Green: To Have and To Hold
Jane Green: The Beach House
Jane Green: Second Chance
Luanne Rice: What matters Most
Luanne Rice: Sandcastles
Luanne Rice: Dance With me
Luanne Rice: Light of the Moon (Pretty good!)
Jennifer Chiaverini: The Winding Ways Quilt
Jennifer Chiaverini: The Quilter's Kitchen (more recipe than story)
Stephenie Meyer: Twilight, Young Adult Fiction
Stephenie Meyer: New Moon, Young Adult Fiction
Stephenie Meyer: Eclipse, Young Adult Fiction
Stephenie Meyer: Breaking Dawn, Young Adult Fiction (series my children insisted I read)
Sophie Kinsella: Shopaholic Takes Manhattan
Sophie Kinsella: Shopaholic Ties the Knot
Sophie Kinsella: Shopaholic and Baby
Sophie Kinsella: Can You Keep A Secret? (laughed thru this one!!)
Sophie Kinsella: The Undomestic Goddess
Sophie Kinsella: Shopaholic & Sister
(My sister gave me one & they are just a hoot to read!)
Janet Evanovich & Leanne Banks: Hot Stuff
Janet Evanovich: Plum Lucky
Janet Evanovich: Plum Lovin'
Janet Evanovich: Fearless Fourteen (Stephanie Plum, No. 14)
Janet Evanovich: Foul Play -- IMO, not that great
Ann M Martin & Laura Godwin: The Doll People, Youth Fiction
Ann M Martin & Laura Godwin: The Meanest Doll in the World, Youth Fiction
Ann M Martin & Laura Godwin: The Runaway Dolls, Youth Fiction
Kathy Reichs: Fatal Voyage (well written, just kinda ikky -- just not my kind of book)

Rev 4January2009