So, remember that 1000th post give away? Well now I know the parcel has arrived I can share what I sent
I found the pattern for this in a patchwork magazine and have now made a couple of them, in fact one found it's way to Deb as an early birthday/extra gift to go with the Friendship Quilt Block. I needed an excuse to use up a little bit of turtle fabric!
So the other news is about my friend's book. If you find yourself in a US book store after May 20 keep an eye out for this
It was so weird to read this, as the setting for most of the book is 100% the town in which I live! Great Bishopsford is a made up name but it's not far away from the real one. The restaurant in the first chapter? That is actually a pub in a nearby village. It's situated on a bend at the bottom of a hill and as soon as I read it, I could imagine looking out of the restaurant window and seeing the scene unfold. The railway station, and the journey into town from London? Totally ours. The walk up to the cemetary? Exactly the same as it really is. Of course for me it was fun to notice the names of the characters as they are borrowed from people I know. So weird to read your own name in a book and be listed at the back in the Acknowledgements! So if you are looking for a holiday read, why not give it a go?