Thursday, July 14, 2016

Book Share - Vinegar Girl

What a great week this has been here at Sew Much For Free Time!  This was my week on the New Quilt Blogger's Blog Hop. It has been so much fun to have new visitors and to get sweet comments from many of them.  I've been trying to keep up with my replies to comments, but if I missed your's, I apologize.

The comments I received on my introductory post, and yesterday's post about the 70,273 Project have reinforced what I already knew:  As quilt bloggers, we belong to an incredibly supportive, caring community.  As I begin to read a wider range of blogs and dabble in Instagram, I am finding that we are more than this.  We are also FUN and FUNNY!  And though we are diverse, we also share so much in common.

Bernie, who blogs at Needle and Foot is one of the bloggers I've met this year with whom I feel a strong connection.  As I read her posts, I often have a sense that she and I are very much alike, and that if we lived close to each other, we'd have frequent sewing days and coffee get-togethers.

Bernie recently started a very fun Book Share on her blog. I am very happy to be a part of it!  Here's how it works.  Bernie read Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler.  She gave a short review of the book in a blog post, as asked it any of us would like to read it.  She compiled a list of interested readers - I believe there are six of us.  I was lucky to get the book first!  Bernie sent the book to me, along with 3 Fat Quarters that represented some aspect of the book for her.  She chose florals (and a coordinating stripe) because Kate, the main character, tends to her flower garden.  As Bernie says, "Anything is more fun if fabric is involved!"

Look at those yummy colors!!
The top two are Kaffe Fassett and the bottom is Tula Pink!

The book arrived at my house on Saturday.  Now, I have four weeks to read the book, write a quick comment inside the front cover, select three Fat Quarters that tie into the story some how, and send it all along to the next person on Bernie's list.

I am only 70 pages in to the book, but I am already thinking about my fabric selections!  It's so fun!  I think I will probably associate characters and events in books with fabric from now on!  What a fresh approach to literature!  Great idea, Bernie!!

I think Bernie plans to host another book share this fall.  If you are interested in joining in the fun, be sure you are following her at Needle & Foot so you'll be in the know!

Linking up with Can I Get A Whoop Whoop this week.


  1. How fun! I am looking forward to reading this book! And I don't know how I missed your first Blog Hop post. I've been trying to get to everybody. So now I need to go read that one. Nice pic on this one!

  2. Awesome idea! And those fabrics look so luscious. It'll be hard not to think of fabric now when I read too!

  3. It's been crazy around here and I am catching up on blog reading. I'm glad you like the fabric and the book. I think I have decided on the book for this fall. Let me know when you are ready to send the book on to the next person. Enjoy it!