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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Sewing Time

Hopeful Threads

Let's get sewing....Sew, last fall I won this front panel material from Hopeful Threads

with the terms I'd sew a quilt for her challenge... Well needless to say...I failed in the Nov. Challenge.  Life happened and it got put on the back burner every month.  However, I did go out and buy this...

 for the back and finishing up with all great intents.  Sew now this challenge has come along and I really need to get this quilt completed.  Sew I'm going to try to get it done for this quarter challenge. 

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Keep kids reading all summer long

Take part of the Summer Superstars: Reading AND Writing Makes Kids Shine literacy campaign.

In order to keep kids engaged we are offering enticing prizes including:
  • Weekly drawings for $20 Amazon gift cards and Wigu Books
  • Two Grand Prize winning readers will receive $100 Amazon Gift Cards and Wigu Books
  • 10 Writing Finalists will receive $100 Amazon Gift Cards and Wigu Books 
The Grand Prize Winning Writer will receive a $250 Amazon Gift Card, Wigu Books, and a $1,000 donation to the school or library of his or her choice....just for letting his or her imagination and creative writing flow! Entry details here.

About Wigu Publishing
Wigu Publishing is a collaboration among talented and creative individuals working together to publish informative and fun books for our children. Our titles serve to introduce children to the people in their communities who serve others through their vocations. Wigu's books are unique in that they help our children to visualize the abundant opportunities that exist for them to be successful and to make a difference. Our goal is to inspire the great leaders and thinkers of tomorrow.

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Monday, June 23, 2014

Rival Hearts by Tara Randel

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Rival Hearts
Abingdon Press (June 17, 2014)
Tara Randel


Tara Randel has enjoyed a lifelong love of books, especially romance and mystery genres, so it didn't come as a surprise when she began writing with the dream of becoming published. After finding Romantic Times magazine in a bookstore many years ago, she found information about writing organizations. Soon after, she joined Romance Writers of America. She located the local RWA chapter and immediately attended her first meeting. There was no stopping her after that!

Through Tampa Area Romance Authors, Tara learned all about the business of publishing, starting with the craft of writing to behind the scenes of publishing. She served as contest coordinator for four years and served as President for one year, enjoying the organization and the lasting friendships made there.

When not writing, Tara owns a business with her husband and stays busy with her two daughters. She lives on the West Coast of Florida, where gorgeous sunsets inspire the creation of heartwarming stories, filled with love, laughter and the occasional mystery. Enjoy!


Molly Henderson and Ben Weaver have been rival magazine writers for the same publishing group for years. When both come up for the same promotion, they find themselves in an unexpected competition to win the spot. Molly, editor of Quilter’s Heart, and Ben, editor of Outdoor Adventures, must switch roles, each working for the other for one month, then submit an article at the end of their quests.

Can girly-girl Molly survive the outdoor adventures that Ben has planned? Can Ben navigate the perils of the social dynamics of quilting events without destroying a valuable quilt in one short month? More importantly, in this he-said, she-said situation, will Molly and Ben give in to their attraction and fall in love, no matter who wins?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Rival Hearts, go HERE.

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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Got 'er sandwiched

Handmade by Heidi
Last night was the first I've set down at the sewing machine in awhile.  No one was home so it was just me, the music and the project.  I got my next project sandwiched together.  Progress was made.  ;P 



Sandwich, but not edible

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Friday, June 20, 2014

It's happening tonight....

Handmade by Heidi

WooHoo.  I got a get off here and get going ....but it is happening tonight.  Finally, a free Friday night.  I'm going to be sewing.  Stay tune for what was completed. 

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Blog changes....coming this fall

July and August changes are coming...Over the summer I'm going to blend together my two blogs into one.  The new name will be The Blended Blog....where books, sewing, recipes crafts, and life just happens.  I have been debating this merger since last fall.  Now that I've worked pretty much full time for 10 months I'm finding it hard to keep both blogs going.  Not much will change.  I'll still have book reviews, my life happenings (as I can post them), giveaways, and everything I've had on both blogs.  I'm just merging the information from my two blogs  4 the LOVE of BOOKS  and Scraps of Life  (this site) into one..  I do have some commitments to this URL so I need to keep them, so I'll be posting to this blog and the other one throughout the summer; however, in Sept.  the merger will be fully completed at:

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Yankee in Atlanta by Jecelyn Green

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Yankee in Atlanta
River North(June 1, 2014)
Jocelyn Green


Jocelyn Green is a child of God, wife and mom living in Cedar Falls, Iowa. She is also an award-winning journalist, author, editor and blogger. Though she has written nonfiction on a variety of topics, her name is most widely recognized for her ministry to military wives: Faith Deployed. Her passion for the military family was fueled by her own experience as a military wife, and by the dozens of interviews she has conducted with members of the military for her articles and books, Faith Deployed: Daily Encouragement for Military Wives and its sequel, Faith Deployed...Again: More Daily Encouragement for Military Wives. She is also co-author of both Stories of Faith and Courage from the War in Iraq & Afghanistan and Stories of Faith and Courage from the Home Front (forthcoming, May 2012). Her Faith Deployed Web site and Facebook page continue to provide ongoing support, encouragement and resources for military wives worldwide.


When soldier Caitlin McKae woke up in Atlanta after being wounded in battle, the Georgian doctor who treated her believed Caitlin's only secret was that she had been fighting for the Confederacy disguised as a man. In order to avoid arrest or worse, Caitlin hides her true identity and makes a new life for herself in Atlanta. Trained as a teacher, she accepts a job as a governess to the daughter of Noah Becker, a German immigrant lawyer, who is about to enlist with the Rebel army. Then in the spring of 1864, Sherman's troops edge closer to Atlanta. Caitlin tries to escape north with the girl, but is arrested on charges of being a spy. Will honor dictate that Caitlin follow the rules, or love demand that she break them?

Id you would like to read the first chapter of Yankee in Atlanta, go HERE.

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Monday, June 16, 2014

My Name Is Paul dvd
Blinded by hate, Paul is determined to find and kill Peter, the enemy of his leader. However, a terrible accident—and a miraculous intervention—lead him on a journey of self-discovery where he learns to love the true Way. Set in an apocalyptic future, this dramatic film retells the life of the apostle Paul.

I can't say I was overly impressed with this movie.  It didn't really follow the Biblical account.  Suppose to be a modern day version, but I didn't care much for it.  Gun, violence, drinking and all - I don't know it just didn't do much for me.  I guess if I was rating 1-5 (1 being bad and 5 being good); I'd give it a 2. 

A copy of this dvd was provided in exchange for my honest review by Edify Media

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Iesodo and gang now on dvd

Are you hearing, "Mom, I'm bored; what can I do?"  yet?  Well how about popping in a fun filled animated dvd.  These Iesodo movies are short even the youngest will be captivated.  Watch your child's faith grow as they follow Iesodo and gang.  These animated movies are 8-12 minutes in length with Bible story messages.  Learn more about the Iesodo series, and watch the video trailers here

Based on The Best-Selling Book of All Time

Meet Iesodo (pronounced Yay-Sa-Doe), a wise dove whose name means "The Way of Jesus"! He and his lovable feathered friends live in the Holy Land in a beautiful Cypress Tree on the shores of a vast Lake (or as we know it, the Sea of Galilee). The birds are an unlikely group of friends, and though they have their differences, they have one thing in common: since they met Iesodo, their lives have never been the same!
“Birds of a Feather, Fish Together” – The wedding celebration of Freddie and Fiona Finch is headed for disaster! Iesodo steps in to calm everyone’s ruffled feathers and make the event a success.

“Love Your Enemies” – Zack, the tax collector, doesn’t play by the rules. Iesodo shows the flock that treating those who are mean to us with kindness really does make a big difference.
“Miracles are Everywhere” – A big event is happening! Thousands of birds from all over the world have gathered to meet Iesodo, but food is scarce and the flocks are getting hungry. Iesodo provides in a way no one could have expected.

“The Wind and the Rain” – The flock is soaring through the sky on their way back to the Cypress Tree when a sudden storm approaches out of nowhere! Trapped at sea and frightened, they learn that when you have faith, anything is possible.
A copy of these dvds were provided in exchange for my honest review by Edify Media

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