Many of you commented on my mini quilt that I posted a peek of back on my February 18th post. Yep, the one with the coffee cups! Well, I got notice that it arrived at its new home so I can now show you the whole mini quilt.
I originally made a similar one for the Little Quilt swap.
Shortly after the 3 month long Wantobe Quilter campaign, I decided that this would be a nice thank you quilt to the one and only Madame Samm. She does sew much for the quilting blog community and this campaign had to be a bit overwhelming (in my opinion). I just wanted her to know that she is surely appreciated. She also hosted the Ghastlie Blog Hop which I also took a part.
And besides, she shares a love of coffee with me ♥.
I have never met Samm in real life, but I used the picture on her blog profile, Sew I Quilt, to hopefully get a resemblance of her.
Sorry about the blurry picture of the back...didn't realize until it already was sent off.
I just love this fabric...with all the coffee cups.
I may just have to find me some more!
Anyway, it is nice to know that it arrived safely as I get nervous with the mail. I had a very bad experience once when a quilt that someone sent me never arrived. It was either lost or stolen somewhere in the postal system and that makes me sad (and nervous).
On another note, I did finish the 3rd book for the reading challenge I joined.
This challenge was to read a book with a type of house in the title. I chose to read the book Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford.
This historical fiction story is told in flashback format and takes place in Seattle during the war and the internment of Japanese Americans.
Henry is the main character and the flashback part of the story is of his young life and that of Keiko, a Japanese American. Although Henry is Chinese American, he struggles with the injustice of the situation around him, his relationship with his father and the commitment of a promise. There is a sweet, tender love story that develops between Henry and Keiko. Ford does a very good job of relating the feelings toward Japanese Americans and the hardships that were imposed on them during this sad time in our history. Fast forward to present day and how life turned out for the characters years after the war.
This novel was beautifully written.
You can go here to find other novels in this category.