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Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day 2012

THANK YOU, VETERANS, 
for your service & sacrifice!
Happy Memorial Day to you. ♫

Thursday, March 29, 2012

2012 Golden Quilter Awards

Don't forget to vote for your 
favorite quilting nominees in the 
2012 Golden Quilter Awards.
Voting continues through March 31st, so you
still have a few days to pick your favorites at

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Sixty Acres and a Bride

She's Finally Found a Place to Call Home... 
How Far Will She Go to Save It?

With nothing to their names, young widow Rosa Garner and her mother-in-law return to their Texas family ranch. Only now the county is demanding back taxes and the women have just three months to pay.

Though facing eviction, Rosa falls in love with the countryside and the wonderful extended family who want only her best. They welcome her vivacious spirit and try to help her navigate puzzling American customs. She can't help but stand out, though, and her beauty captures attention. 

Where some offer help with dangerous strings attached, only one man seems honorable. But when Weston Garner, still grieving his own lost love, is unprepared to give his heart, Rosa must decide to what lengths she will go to save her future. Read an excerpt: http://ow.ly/9sK2C.    

~ MY QUICK REVIEW ~
Sixty Acres and a Bride is an interesting novel that parallels the Biblical story of Naomi, Ruth and Boaz. Rosa, a hard working and attractive young widow travels with her mother-in-law from Mexico back to Texas after both of their husbands pass away. There she meets Weston and the ups and downs of their relationship begins. 

I really enjoyed this book even though the extended stalemate between Rosa's and Weston's stubborn hearts at the end bored and bothered me. Regina Jennings did a fantastic job developing both her characters and the story line. The manner in which she used the Naomi-Ruth-Boaz plot was brilliant! I highly recommend Sixty Acres and a Bride.

ABOUT REGINA:
Regina Jennings is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University with a degree in English and a history minor. She has worked at The Mustang News and First Baptist Church of Mustang, along with time at the Oklahoma National Stockyards and various livestock shows. She now lives outside Oklahoma City with her husband and four children. Learn more about Regina by visiting her website, www.reginajennings.com.


Win a Kindle Fire from @ReginaJennings in the Sixty Acres and a Bride Giveaway! RSVP for #Facebook Party on 3/27.


Celebrate with Regina by entering to win a Kindle Fire and coming to her Author Chat Party on 3/27!


One fortunate winner will receive:
  • A Kindle Fire
  • Sixty Acres and a Bride by Regina Jennings
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends 3/26/12. Winner will be announced at Regina's Author Chat Facebook Party on 3/27. Regina will be hosting an evening of chat, fun trivia and more! She'll also be giving away some GREAT prizes: gift certificates, books, and some beautiful silver jewerly!
So grab your copy of Sixty Acres and a Bride and join Regina 
and friends on the evening of March 27th for an evening of fun.

Don't miss a moment of the fun. RSVP TODAY and tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 27th! 

The Fine Print: [Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Bethany House and Litfuse Publicity Group as part of their Blogger Review Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."] 

Friday, March 16, 2012

100 Blocks Giveaway Contest - Part 2

Woohoo...are you ready for Part 2?
Okay, here we go!
Once again, I am showing off signed designer
quilt blocks that I won from the Quiltmaker
100 BLOCKS MAGAZINE Vol. 4 
BLOCK GIVEAWAY CONTEST.
The first two were featured in the 
previous post, and here are
the final two.
[Drum roll please]  
Another favorite of mine, because it is SEW patriotic, 
#361 - USA
by Maria Umhey of Cheerful Quilts
Great use of red, (off-)white and blue fabrics, machine
applique of the "USA" and I really appreciate that
 Maria took the time and attention to detail to
make sure the star background is cut and  
sewn in the same direction! How 
cool is that? Fantastic!

And finally... [Drum roll please] 
#388 - PINWHEEL CROSSROADS
by Christina McCourt of C McCourt Quilt Designs.
Another great choice of colors and movement in 
Christina's block. This would be stunning made up 
bed-sized with multiple blocks and borders in the
four-color fabric combination of your choice.
Can't you just imagine it finished on your 
bed? It would be so lovely!

So, you see it really is worth it to take the time 
to enter contests in quilting magazines. 
If I can win, so could you! Toodles!