Saturday, July 30, 2016

Postcards Received Saturday, July 30, 2016


469.  Old temple doors in Pushkar, Rajasthan, INDIA
(card from Norway)
Hello!  I have chosen this old door card for you, hope you like it.  This weekend my son turned 21!  He just escaped to Oslo with some friends.  We have had some nice and sunny days now, and I am waiting for my Greek vacation in August.  Thailand is our other preferred vacation land.  All the best!  Inger


470.  Gulang Island, CHINA
Hello!  I'm Fanny, from China.  This is a mailbox I think ... maybe.  This card is from Gulang Island, a famous view of Chine, it just near my city.  This island has many old European buildings and delicious seafood.  Happy postcrossing, Fanny
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471.  The Monument to Eleanor Lord Pray in Vladivostok, Russia
(Fantastic connection to Maine/New England in this incredibly interesting recent NH news article.  I must go here!)
Dear Chris, here come greetings from port city Vladivostok.  It's located at the head of the Golden Horn Bay not far from Russia's borders with China and Korea.  Svetlana

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Postcards received Thursday, July 28, 2016

464.  Saguaro National Park, Tucson, Arizona
Sorry you got someone so close to your usual home, but this can remind you of the lovely storms you are missing.  Oh, and the 112 degree heat.  Enjoy PA!  Sandra, Mesa, AZ

465.  Stoffig Pakhuis Fabric Shop, Delft, Netherlands
Hello Chris, I live in Delft, it's well-known for its Delfts Blue pottery.  You can make quilts with the Delft blue material!  I don't quilt, but I like to create my own clothes, and for that I often go to this shop.  There you can buy all the materials, even for quilts.  We've been in Arizona in May, we saw the Joshua trees and more.  Very nice!  Bye, Els...

466.  Virpi Pekkala Card, Finland
Hello Chris,  It is time for blueberries in Finland.  I love to eat them, but I don't love to pick them.  There are too many mosquitos in the forest. (The mosquitos love me :( )  Just now I am in our summer cottage in eastern Finland.  It is evening and we warm up the sauna.  My husband is a sauna lover.  I like it, but cannot stay there a long time.  It is too hot.  Best Regards, Leena

467.  Greetings from....China
I am sending my first card from postcardunited.  I also do "postcrossing."  Do you know that?  There are more than 540,000 postcrossing users.  
     I hop[e the greetings from card will make you day.
     I just read The DaVinci Code.  Excellent book! (heart)

468.  Greetings from Borneo!
Hell Dear Chris,  I'm Aelee, a mother of one son ten years old.  We do love postcards and stamps!  Hope that you will like this Sibuan Island and the matching island stamp  too!  The other Sipaden island also famous to visit, dive...
All the best!  Aelee

Postcards that are ARTSY and FUN (they must be both!)

634.  Russia
Best Wishes for you!

627.  Inge Look (Finnish artist) - sent from GERMANY
Hope you like this card.  Life in ......(I can't understand what she's written here)..I have 2 grandchildren.  Angelika

586.  Still Life: Festive - Valiarjana Zholtak (1985)  BELARUS
Hi!  My name is Diana.  I live in Belarus.  My hobbies are dancing, different music, photography.  I hope you like this card and stamp for you!  Best wishes from Belarus :)

547.  The Art of Disney: Wreck-It Ralph, 2012 from Taiwan
Hello, my name is Oswald.  It's warm greeting from Taipei.  I like watch movies, listen to pop music and travel.  They always make me relaxing and refilling me with knowledge, delightful atmosphere, and peaceful mind.  Oswald

535.  Greetings From MACAU
Hello.  How are you?  My name is Khaki Catia.  It's a pleasure to meet you.  I love painting and taking photos.  My dream is to send my artworks all over the wolrd.  I hope I can make it.  All the best, Khaki Catia

531.  Virpi Pekkala card from FINLAND
Hello Hei Chris!
Greetings from Finland.  Nice you like our Virpi Pekkala's art.  I love her quiet humour.  Hugs and kisses, Leila

516.  Spokane, Washington

Postal greetings from my home in spokane, WA.  Did this make you laugh?  Smile a little?  I love to hike/bike and walk.  We have wild fires right now so the smokey conditions mean I stay inside.  Congrats on your retirement.  Colleen

512.  Hanko, FINLAND
Hello Chris!  My name is Ulrika, I am 47 years old.  I live in the sourthern most town of Finland: Hanko.  It is a small town but we have 30 km of beaches over here.  Have a wonderful day! Ulrika

495. HAND DRAWN CARD!!!  Praha, Ceska Replublika
Hello Chris,
Your post was first time I heard about jackalopes.  Buyt I find tghem terribly cute.
Wish you a great summer,
Veronika

466.  Virpi Pekkala Card, Finland
Hello Chris,  It is time for blueberries in Finland.  I love to eat them, but I don't love to pick them.  There are too many mosquitos in the forest. (The mosquitos love me :( )  Just now I am in our summer cottage in eastern Finland.  It is evening and we warm up the sauna.  My husband is a sauna lover.  I like it, but cannot stay there a long time.  It is too hot.  Best Regards, Leena

465.  Stoffig Pakhuis Fabric Shop, Delft, Netherlands
Hello Chris, I live in Delft, it's well-known for its Delfts Blue pottery.  You can make quilts with the Delft blue material!  I don't quilt, but I like to create my own clothes, and for that I often go to this shop.  There you can buy all the materials, even for quilts.  We've been in Arizona in May, we saw the Joshua trees and more.  Very nice!  Bye, Els...

459.  Art card from Western China
Chris:  Greeting from Carrie in Shenzhen, a city near to Hon Kong in Southern China.  I got this card in Dunhuang, an ancient city in Western China last year.  It says that the local people eat a lot of dried fruits, eg. dried pears, dried Chinese date...

455.  HAPPY EVERYDAY from Moscow, Russia
Hi from Moscow!  There are a lot of brilliant places there!  Have your ever been in Russia?

408.  Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Gijs Gans - uit Mamma Belle en het Dierenspel
Hi Chris,
My name is Erato and I'm Greek, but I live in the Netherlands.  The card falls not in your likes or dislikes and it's quite original, that's why I chose it for you.  Have you ever been to Europe?  I've never been the the USA but my dream is to go to Alaska and stay there for awhile!
Enjoy your retirement and always smile!

398.  Taiwan is Fun
Dear Chris,
My name is Louis.  I live and work in Taiwan.  I have been to visit USA several years ago.  It's a very beautiful country.  There are some famous landmarks of Taiwan.  I hope you like this postcard.  Best wishes, Louis

385. Originaali:  Raija Nokkala "Kalaretki: FINLAND
Greetings from Finland!

354.  "Bekking & Blitz" Fiep Westendorp Illustrations
The Netherlands
Hallo class!  I want to tell you about yesterday.  5th May it was, Freedom Day.  the day before we remembered the people who died in the second world war or later.  Yesterday we celebrated our freedom.  Children, please make one thing sure.  Always follow your heart and maker your dreams come true.  We need all special talents in this world, and you have one!  Smile a lot and love the other people.  Debra

270. Ikkunaprinissi by Erja Hirvi, -marimekko- 
The stamp is a picture of karelian pie.  It is my favorite Finnish pastry.  The crust is made of rye flour and filled with rice porridge.  Ususally it is purchased ready to shop, but I will make them myself.  T. Leen Kerava

Happy Postcrossing!
I live in the old Russian city of Bryansk.  It's famous for its beautiful landscapes and churches.  I hope you'll like my post card with matroskkas.  Tatyana

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Postcard Received Tuesday, July 26, 2016

463.  Hranice, Czech Republic
Hello!  My name is Marbeth.  On the front page of the postcard is my hometown, Hranice.  I love my town, I think it's really beautiful.  Happy Postcrossing!  Maribeth

PICTURE BOOK - If I Had a Gryphon by Vikki Vansickle

Illustrated by Cale Atkinson
2016, Tundra Books
HC $16.99
32 pgs.
Goodreads rating: 4.35 (399 ratings)
My rating: 4
Endpapers:  Peach, with tiny mythical figure silhouettes in orange
Illustrations: bright & fun, a bit cartoony and fun
1st line/s:  "Last week I got a hamster.
                    My first and only pet.
                    He mostly eats and sleeps and hides
                    And gets his shavings wet."

My comments:  Told in abcb quatrains, this adorable picture book introduces all sorts of mythical and fantastical creatures (unicorn, hippogriff, sasquatch, gryphon, kraken, dragon, jackalope, phoenix, manticore, harpies, chupacabra, fairies, kelpies, basilisk, mermaid, sprites, chimera...)  in a simple and fun way.  A great extension for older kids:  make a glossary or afterword for the book using others as models.

Goodreads:  Sam just got a hamster for a pet. She's not really impressed. The hamster isn't very exciting--he mostly eats and sleeps and gets his shavings wet. BORING!
     After reading a book about mythological creatures, Sam gets some ideas for more exciting pets. But she soon realizes that taking care of these magical beasts might not be as wonderful as she though. Unicorns are shy, gryphons scare the dogs at the dog park and having a fire extinguisher handy at all times makes dragons seem like an awful lot of work. 
     Maybe the hamster really is the best pet for her. A nice, safe pet... right?

Monday, July 25, 2016

Postcards Received Monday, July 25, 2016


457.  National Portrait Gallery:  Dame Ethel Mary Smyth (John Singer Sargent)
Hello from Chicago area.  My name is Mila.  I have two wonderful kids, who keep me busy all the time.  Along with this card I'm sending you peace, happiness, and wealth!  Best regards, Mila

458.  Hong Kong Street Signs
Hi Chris!  My name is Tiffany from Hong Kong!  Have you been to Hong Kong?  I just randomly found a postcard with street signs, hope you don't mind :p  These signs are located in Central, a busy district in Hong Kong, with a Soho area and lots of commercial buildings.  The first sign wrote "Lan Kwai Fong," which is a well-known Soho area with lots of bars and nightclubs.  You can go there when you come to visit to experience the night life of Hong Kong!
Tiffany

459.  Art card from Western China
Chris:  Greeting from Carrie in Shenzhen, a city near to Hon Kong in Southern China.  I got this card in Dunhuang, an ancient city in Western China last year.  It says that the local people eat a lot of dried fruits, eg. dried pears, dried Chinese date...

460.  Greetings from China
To Chris:  You can see the wonderful picture on the postcard.  This is one of famous views in my hometown, Haining Zhejaing.  And we called it Qianjiang tide.

461. Tokyo, Japan
Hello chris, Greetings from Tokyo!  So, this address in PA is what you call "the east coast" where you spend the summer...hope this card will be received in due course.  As for GOTOCHI cards, Ihave plenty, but they are hard to buy, expensive to send, so I normally enjoy swapping in the Forum.  Wish you good luck to received on from a broad minded postcrosser!
Best, Asami

462. Burgundy region, central France
Hello Chris, Here is a postcard from France.  I am British but if live with my American-French wife in a small town called Premery in Burgundy region, central France, close to the vineyards and the Loire river, the longest rier in France.  Best wishes for you new life in Pennsylvania, where my sife's sister lives!  Chris in Burgundy

Sunday, July 24, 2016

MOVIE - Hunt for the Wildepeople

PG-13 (1:21)
Limited release 6/24/16
Sunday, 7/24 at Midtown Cinema in Harrisburg
RT Critic:  99  Audience:  92
Critic's Consensus:  Critics Consensus: The charmingly offbeat Hunt for the Wilderpeople unites a solid cast, a talented filmmaker, and a poignant, funny, deeply affecting message.
Cag:  5/Loved it
Directed by Taika Waititi
Piki Films
Based on the book by

Sam Neill

My comments:  This was a wonderful movie, correctly rated by Rotten Tomatoes and all the other reviews I've read. Set in "the bush" of New Zealand, it tells the story of how power put in the wrong hands can go dreadfully awry and that you definitely cannot judge a book by its cover.  When a 13 year old overweight boy is fostered by a loving woman and her grumpy husband way in the middle-of=nowhere-New Zealand, an instant bond forms between the boy and the woman (she has the boy call her "auntie").  Then, in order to set in motion the craziness that follows, tragedy has to strike.  The rest of the film is about how "uncle" (Sam &&&&) and &&&&&& take off into the bush to avoid the law, while bonding and hunting and figuring out how to stay alive.  So much humor and well-meaning in this excellent film!  You always know that the outcome is going to be a good one, too!

RT Summary:  Raised on hip-hop and foster care, defiant city kid Ricky gets a fresh start in the New Zealand countryside. He quickly finds himself at home with his new foster family: the loving Aunt Bella, the cantankerous Uncle Hec, and dog Tupac. When a tragedy strikes that threatens to ship Ricky to another home, both he and Hec go on the run in the bush. As a national manhunt ensues, the newly branded outlaws must face their options: go out in a blaze of glory or overcome their differences and survive as a family. Equal parts road comedy and rousing adventure story, director Taika Waititi (WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS, upcoming THOR: RAGNORAK) masterfully weaves lively humor with emotionally honest performances by Sam Neill and Julian Dennison. A hilarious, touching crowd-pleaser, HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE reminds us about the journey that growing up is (at any age) and those who help us along the way.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Postcards Received Friday, July 22, 2016

455.  HAPPY EVERYDAY from Moscow, Russia
Hi from Moscow!  There are a lot of brilliant places there!  Have your ever been in Russia?

456.  Bills and Love Letters;  Dortmund, North Rhine - Westphalia, GERMANY
Hello Chris, greetings from Germany.  My name is Angela and I live in a small town close to the city Dortmund in North-Rhine-Westphalia.  The words on the mailbos:  
RECHNUNGEN = BILLS
LIEBESBRIEFE = LOVE LETTERS
Hope you like the card.  
Take care, Angela
15.07.16

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

40. Summerlost by Allie Condie

listened to unabridged cd in the car
2016 Dutton Books for Young Readers
272 pgs.
Middle Grades CRF
Finished 7/20/16
Goodreads rating: 3.86 - 3067 ratings
My rating: 4.5
Setting: contemporary middle class America

First line/s:  "Our new house had a blue door.  The rest of the house was painted white and shingled gray."

My comments:  I've read at least 50 books since I read this one, and I had forgotten to write a review when I finished it, but here's what I remember.  I remember a lot, which I usually don't after this much time has gone by (it's now April, '17).  I listened to this in the car riding around PA with Ella last summer.  She loved it.  I liked most of it.  I was disconcerted by the amount of things the kids actually got away with without letting their parents know.  Sneakiness bothers me, but what they did was for their own good reasons, it worked out, and was actually quite clever.  I liked the relationship between the two protagonists, and I ached for the family in this unending time of grief.  The interaction with the acting theater festival participants was out-of-the-ordinary for a children's book and quite well done, as was the somewhat-flimsy but perfect-for-kids mystery.

Goodreads synopsis:  It's the first real summer since the devastating accident that killed Cedar's father and younger brother, Ben. But now Cedar and what’s left of her family are returning to the town of Iron Creek for the summer. They’re just settling into their new house when a boy named Leo, dressed in costume, rides by on his bike. Intrigued, Cedar follows him to the renowned Summerlost theatre festival. Soon, she not only has a new friend in Leo and a job working concessions at the festival, she finds herself surrounded by mystery. The mystery of the tragic, too-short life of the Hollywood actress who haunts the halls of Summerlost. And the mystery of the strange gifts that keep appearing for Cedar. 
          Infused with emotion and rich with understanding, Summerlost is the touching middle grade debut from Ally Condie, the international bestselling author of the Matched series, that highlights the strength of family and personal resilience in the face of tragedy.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Gotochi Cards received from JAPAN

631.  Tokyo, JAPAN
Greetings to arizona, 9578 KM away from Nagaya City, Japan!  Hope you'll like this Gtotochi card of Tokyo (sushi).  Japan may be best know for sushi.  Alshams

448.  GOTOCHI Card:  Saitama, JAPAN
Hello!  (konnichiwa)
My name is Kaori.  Greetings from Japan.  I live in Saitama next to Tokyo.  This is a Gotochi card of Saitama.  The Time Bell Tower was built 400 years ago.  It's a symbol of Kawagoe in Saitama.
28 June 2016
arrived in an envelope

539.  Happiness Express from Japan
My name is Erika, and I'm 24 y.o. I'm from Taiwan.  I study Japanese in Tokyo City, Japan.  Hope you will like the postcard.  I wish you all the best.  Take care, Erika Oa

Postcard Received Tuesday, July 19, 2016

448.  GOTOCHI Card:  Saitama, JAPAN
Hello!  (konnichiwa)
My name is Kaori.  Greetings from Japan.  I live in Saitama next to Tokyo.  This is a Gotochi card of Saitama.  The Time Bell Tower was built 400 years ago.  It's a symbol of Kawagoe in Saitama.
28 June 2016
arrived in an envelope

Monday, July 18, 2016

Postcards Received Monday, July 18, 2016

451.  Frida Kahlo Girl with Death - Pocatello, ID
July 13, 2016
Hello Chris!
If you were here in Idaho this morning, we could drink coffee (or Diet Coke!) and talk about Postcrossing.  Later, we could climb the hill behind my house and look out over the Portneuf Valley.  All the wildflowers are in bloom, and it's beautiful.  I am also a retired teacher (almost 9 years now), and I still miss the prep!  Who would have guessed?
Happy travels  -- Cheryl

452.  Aile ouest, XVIIIe siecle; Centre d'art contemporain (France)
Contemporary Art Cetner for the Abbey of Auberive, 18th century
15/07/2016
I am a grandmother who lives in a small town of Frnce.  Best regards, Josse

453.  HOLLAND
Hello Chris, and greetings from the Netherlands.  I am Laura, 54 years old, married and mother of two sons of 20 and 24.  I live in a small town called Ouest Knollendam, nearly (can read) by the Zaanse Schans!  Maybe you've heard of it once.  It's famous because of the mills, tiny wooden green horses, and the wooden shoes. A lot of tourists from all over the world come to visit this.  This PC is from the Zaanse Schans and I hope you like it.
Much greetings and happy postcrossing,
Laura

454.  The Longmen Grottoes: The 24th UNESCO World Heritage Site of China; Luoang, China
Hi Chris,m
Greetings from China.  This postcard was taken by my dad and I made it into a postcard.  Hope you will love the card.  Mandy.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

39. The Water Castle by Megan Frazer Blakemore

Library book
2013 Walker Children's
344 pgs.
Middle Grade Magical Realism
Finished 7/10/16
Goodreads rating: 3.82 - 2431 ratings
My rating:  3.54
Setting: contemporary Maine

My comments:  I unfortunately didn't write any reflection or comment when I read the book, 8 mos. ago....all I can remember is a faint disatisfaction, that it hadn't quite lived up to my expectations for it.  The Maine setting wasn't MAINE enough.....

Goodreads synopsis:  Ephraim Appledore-Smith is an ordinary boy, and up until his father’s stroke he lived an ordinary life. But all that changes when his family moves to the Water Castle—their ancestral home in the small town of Crystal Springs. Mallory Green’s family has always been the caretakers of the Water Castle—and the guardians of the legendary Fountain of Youth, hidden on the estate grounds. Will Wylie’s family has been at war with the Applegates for generations, all because of the Water Castle’s powerful secrets. When Ephraim learns of the Fountain, he’s sure finding it can cure his dad. With Mallory and Will’s help, he embarks on a quest that will blur the lines of magic and science, creativity and discovery, leaving readers left to wonder: Do you believe in the unbelievable?

Friday, July 1, 2016

2016 Row by Row


This year's Row by Row Experience goes from 6/21/16 to 9/6/16
Number of States:  10
Number of Rows:  40
Number of License Plates: 13
PA, CT, MA, NH, ME, VT, NY, NJ, MD, WV

1 - Simply Stashing Fabrics & Quilts, Littlestown, PA (no plate)
Two nine-patches with beehive and embroydery - bought kit
(NO LICENSE PLATE)
purchased the kit

2 - Danner's Bernina Shoppe, Hanover (Pennville), PA
"Home Tweet Home"
Vertical Birdhouse and 2 pieced blocks
(HOME SEWN)

3 - The Quilt Shop by Lois, Newtown, CT 
(QUILT SUNSHINE)
Lighthouse, then three pieced houses/barns

4 - Quilting By The Yard, Vernon, CT 
(SEW QUILTY)
Four pieced houses

5 -  Quilter's Common, Wakefield, MA
 (did not purchase plate)

6 - Seacoast Sewing & Quilting, Portsmouth, NH 
(PORTSTITCH)
Six Surfboards on Beach

7 - Cotton Weeds Quilt Shop, Freeport, ME 
(3SEAMS2THEWIND) 
Four Red Doors - Four Seasons

8 - Sewing by the Sea, Trenton, ME
(QUILT ACADIA)
Living at the Bottom of the Sea

9 - A Straight Stitch, Orrington, ME
(CRAZY QUILTAH)
Oh Won't You Be Our Neighbor?

10 - Quilt Divas, Rockland, ME
(AYUH GOT FABRIC)
Cabins Under the Sea


11 -  Maine-Ly Sewing, Nobleboro, ME
(CARPE QUILTEM)
USA

12 - Pintuck & Purl; Exeter, NH
(GATHER + STITCH)
Home Sweet Home

13 - Stitched in Stone; Kingston, NH
(AMERICA) - gave to Dede iiu
Stars and Stripes from Home

14 - Bittersweet Fabric Shop; Boscawen, NH
(no plate - last year's)
Home Is New Hampshire
purchased the kit

15 - Quilted Threads; Henniker, NH
(GO NUTS 4 BOLTS)
Home Sweet Home USA

16 - The Scarlett Creation: Bennington, VT
(GOT QUILTS)
Home Sweet Home

17- The Yardstick; Cobleskill, NY
(SEW MANY YARDS)
Home Tweet Home
purchased the kit

18.  Tiger Lily Quilt Shop; Utica, NY
Swing with doll or stuffed animal
(PIECE & LOVE)

19.  Sew Wilde; New Hartford, NY
"Barns Across America"
(Last year's plate)

20.  Ivy Thimble, Victor, NY
"Home...A Light in the Window"
(QUILT WITH IVY)
purchased the kit

21.  Cafe Sewciety; Webster, NY

22.  Jackie Lynn's Fabrics & Discount Sewing Center; Rochester, NY
Vertical birdhouse with birds on ladder below


23.  Country Treasures - Brockport, NY
"My Favorites of Home"
(FABRIC TREASURE)
purchased the kit

24.  Auntie's Attic Quilt Shop; Niagara Falls, NY
"Attic Treasures"

25.  Sew What? Quilt Shop; Williamsville/Amherst, NY
(SEW WHAT?)
Solar System row
purchased the kit

26.  Quilt Barn
no photo - either didn't get plate or there was none

27.The Witch's Stitches; Big Flats, NY
"My Country, My State, My Home"

28.  Patchwork Angels Quilt Shop
Endicott, NY
"There is No Place Like Home"

29.  After I dropped Dede in Peekskill - a NY shop 
no plate

30. Budding Star Quilts;  Lebanon, NJ
"Find Your Way Home"
(LUV 2 QUILT)

31.  Log Cabin Quilt Shop; Bird in Hand, PA
Amish horse & buggy on PA Amish Country roads
(did not get plate)
purchased the kit

32.  The Old Country Store; Intercourse, PA
"Pieceful Home"
(did not get plate)

33.  Family Farm Quilts of Intercourse; Intercourse, PA
"Glad to Bee Home!!!"
(did not get plate)

34.  Zook's Fabric Store; Intercourse, PA
Nine-patch on each end surrounding l940s kitchen-scene panel
(NUTS FOR BOLTS)

35.  The Quilt Shop at Miller's; Ronks, PA
"Home, Home on the 'Free Range'"
(I (heart) HAND QUILTIN)


36.  The Sew'n Place, Fayetteville, PA
"Home Sweet Home"
(SEW'N 2GETHER)


37.  Itchin' 2 Stitch; Waynesboro, PA
"Cabin on a Hill
(didn't get plate)


38.  Stitch-N-Time; Greencastle, PA
"Home Sweet Home"
(didn't get plate)
purchased the kit

purchased the Ninth Row Kid


39.  Traditions at the White Swan; Hagerstown, MD
"Home Sweet Home"
(I QUILT DO U?)

40.  All About Fabric; Martinsburg, WV
"Underground Railroad"
(FABRICS R US)

41.  Sew Jersey; East Hanover, NJ
"Garden State Tomatoes"
NO PLATE, shop just opened in April

42.  The Quilt Tree; Nyack, NY
Home Sweet Home
(HUDSON RVR QLTR)
purchased the kit


43.  Christie's Quilting Boutique; Norwalk, CT
Butterflies
(Two plates:  FABRIC HOARDER and QUILTING QUEEN)

44.  The Quilted Crow; Bolton, MA
(B CROW SEWCIAL)

45.  Village Quilt Shop; Berwick, ME
Birdhouses
(RXR 2016)
purchased the kit


46.  Fabrications; Bar Harbor, ME
Mountains of MDI (or Acadia?)
(no plate)
purchased the kit


47.  Cotton Cupboard; Bangor, ME
"Summer Nights"



48.  Red Barn Sewing & Yarn Center; Merrimac, MA
"Welcome Home"


49.  Appletree Fabrics; Auburn, MA
"Home Sweet Home" Pieced houses and trees


50.  Charlton Sewing Center; Charlton, MA
Habitat for Humanity
purchased the kit (100% of proceeds go to Habitat for Humanity!)


51.  The Fabric Stash; Charlton, MA
Sewing Silhouette


52.  Sturbridge Quilting & Sewing
"One Nation Under God"


53.  Meeting House Quilt and Fabric Store; Wales, MA
Meeting and 5 Quilts

54.  Pins and Needles; Mt. Kisco, NY
Mantle with Clock

55.  At Piece Quiltery; Easton, PA
Gingerbread House
purchased the kit

56.  Needle & Thread; Gettysburg, PA

57.  Stitch & Craft; Manheim, PA

58.  Weaver's Dry Goods; Lititz, PA

59.  Family Farm Fabrics; East Earl, PA

60.  Cedar Lane Dry Goods; New Holland, PA