Category Archives: books

Fort Griffin: A Frontier Oasis

I’ve been on a “fort” jag lately.  I’m pretty sure that the subject has been with me for long time though.  First there was our house, built in 1979-80.  The architecture and layout were similar to a doctor’s house in … Continue reading

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On a reading jag

Since Christmas, I can’t seem to stop reading.   First was “Seven Women” by Eric Metaxas.  Which led me to… “The Hiding Place” by Corrie Ten Boom.  Amazing! And then I heard about “Defying Hitler: A Memoir” by Sebastain Haffner … Continue reading

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Fort Griffin: A Frontier Oasis

I’ve been on a “fort” jag lately.  I’m pretty sure that the subject has been with me for long time though.  First there was our house, built in 1979-80.  The architecture and layout were similar to a doctor’s house in … Continue reading

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Chickens and Fairytales

How much fun am I having???! A lot!!!! Fresh off a night filled with music (Vienna Boys Choir), I headed north the next morning to see/meet one of my favorite children’s’ book authors and illustrator…Jan Brett! Can you believe she was … Continue reading

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Shining Seas and Amber Waves

  In my glee of FINALLY finishing the fall harvest, I indulged in some wannabe writing.  Yep, I’m hallucinating. So humor me just this once? ¡Por favor! I have a friend who lives in Tasmania. Prue Batten. She is a … Continue reading

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Hobbit-forming vs Addiction

My mind, my mind. Oh how I miss it! When I saw the post about The Hobbit miniature on Frenz’s blog today, it reminded me that not only had I stashed the Mini Hobbit website away “somewhere” in my drafts but … Continue reading

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Sunday in New York City

Ha!  You thought I was done with New York City didn’t you?!  Not hardly.  I could write a book!  Let’s see…did we talk about the flight into NYC? Or eating supper and meeting friends in Grand Central Station? Or spending the … Continue reading

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Echoes of Catherine Marshall and J.R.R. Tolkien

I’m a bit of a detail person.  This characteristic takes me in strange places! In about my second of being a member of the Leadership Team for ChristyFest, I had a sudden brilliant flash. I had researched the home crafts … Continue reading

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And how’s your quilt progressing?

Good question.  Remember Fandom in Stitches and their Hobbit squares?  Whoa.  Am I ever behind!!!  Unfortunately, when the winter months are done and the gardening and yardwork kick in, quilting, scrapbooking, embroidery ALL fall by the wayside.  I have the blocks … Continue reading

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Hobbity News and Links…

There is so much information coming in about The Hobbit, it’s hard to keep up with the pace!!!  One of my favorite places to go to for a Hobbit fix is the Tolkien Library, based in Belgium and headed up by … Continue reading

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