A dear former student has the only copy of Christmas in Thirty Minutes in Afghanistan.
You can change that! If you’d like to send a copy to someone serving in the U.S. Military in Afghanistan, buy a copy for yourself or a stateside gift and I’ll send one to your overseas loved one for free. Be sure to send me a note via email with the APO/FPO address. December 9 is the last day to mail overseas.
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This year, we’re going to have a Pixie Hollow Thanksgiving.
I found a sparkly tree for the center of the table and I made some tiny fairies.
You know how Tinkerbell loves to find “lost things” and uses buttons for wheels and in other imaginative ways? I made a few paper buttons to add to my Thanksgiving decorations. There were some tiny packs of “Pixie Hollow Pumpkin Seeds” for everyone to take home with them.
But best of all, we’re going to have a “treasure hunt” for lost things.
Here’s our treasure hunt list: Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt 2013. You can download a copy if you want to try it.
If you do, send me pictures and I’ll post them!
Come to see Blessing House Press at Lighthouse Christian Academy’s Holiday Showcase Event. I’ll bethere to sign books until noon. I’d love it if you stopped by!
Writing, cooking and sewing are connected for me. So when I was writing about Laurie MacBride desperate for time to create, in Christmas in Thirty Minutes, I thought of a Santa and a little, funny Santa’s helper. The pattern for the little one, who is my cheered-up, chill version of the Swiss Schmutzli, is included in the book.
The pattern for the bigger Santa will be available on the website in a few days. Until then, here’s a picture of them both.
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At Cottonseed Glory the other day, I had a wonderful surprise. I was chatting with a customer when another customer picked up a copy of Solomon’s Puzzle and cried, “You’re the author of Solomon’s Puzzle?!” It turns out that Char bought the book from Doverstreet Books at a Vermont quilt show. She read it, stayed up all night, did no work until she finished… and best of all to me, she loved it!
I wonder what the chances are that she’d travel to Annapolis, visit Cottonseed Glory and find me there? Char and her daughter, Christy, were on a journey together. Christy runs marathons and they stop to visit quilt shops, too. Their trip sounded wonderful.
I’m not sure how to express how grateful I am for each reader who takes the time to encourage me about my book. Writing is necessary for me, a part of me, but it is solitary; readers’ comments help to fuel my dedication and I love meeting new friends.
Thanks, Char, and all who have stopped by or written to me.