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February 10, 2014


yes, it made the first line pop into my head too and will probably chunner away all day !

Thank you for commenting on The Last Runaway. I'll just say that several years ago I listened to the the audio book Remarkable Creatures also by Chevalier and completely loved it. This is not a suggestion for you, though. I'm merely sharing my reason for being willing to read this newer book now that you've mentioned it.

Speaking of books, someone in the states managed to acquire a new copy of Quilt Me! and for a brief time offered it on Amazon (USA) as a private seller. I leaped at ordering it and am thoroughly enjoying every page. The quilts are beautiful and interesting and the reading is quite enjoyable. This will be another big hit!

p.s. the lobsters made me laugh in a good way

I was actually part of the Hyperbolic Plane Crocheting group here in Chicago. All the pieces were put together and "artfully" displayed in several places. They resembled undersea coral. The theory behind the Hyperbolic Plane was also used to describe a mathematical problem (?) that couldn't be written out but could be "shown" in this way.
Way too far over my head but it's probably a good read!!

Hi, I love your blog, is beauty, I love the colors, I love your crochet, visit my blog too,hugs from Brazil.

You're the only lady I know, other than my oldest friend from school, who has even heard of the Dave Clark Five! When I worked in Blackpool in the mid-60s they were doing a summer season at one of the Piers I think it was, and so we got used to seeing them around all the time. Happy days!

Another novel with quilting as a thread throughout is Australian novelist Kate Grenville's 'Idea of Perfection' which unexpectedly won the Orange Prize in 2001. I'm not recommending that you read it so that you might enjoy it if you covertly happen upon it. It also has a lot to say about bridge building, but I don't know if that is also one of your preoccupations

Jane, I missed commenting on the first haberdashery post, but I enjoy your books and would not be put off, but rather intrigued if you used that word. I assumed for awhile that the English kept the bits and bobs of the sewing trade in the men's department because the men were the tailors. Yet, seamstress was a common occupation for women, so I would enjoy any history around the use of that word.

I always wondered why I never read books that were suggested to me; ... I have tried many times to read "grown-up" books that are on the lists of "Things you should read before you die, etc" ... but I am forever going back to whatever looks good to me. ... I.e: Paddington, Little House books, and Christian adventure/romance. I've been getting into travel-related books, all on my own. But have someone recommend a book to me, and somehow it ends up at the bottom of my list!

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