Today’s post is by my friend, Sherry Gore. Sherry is the author of Simply Delicious Amish Cooking, a charming book that highlights recipes, pictures, and stories from the Amish and Mennonite community in Pinecraft, Florida. ~Cindy Recently, while flipping through some of my favorite food magazines that are peppered with summer recipes, I’ve run across… Read more »
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Traditional Amish quilting was very practical. Originally, the Amish would only quilt with scraps left over from other sewing projects, such as clothing. For this reason the quilts would often be made of the colors they would wear: blue, green, burgundy, purple, and black. The Amish have one particular quilting tradition that I think is very special. Often, mothers will save scraps from when they made clothes for their children through the years until the child/children are married or are expecting a child of their own.
It’s a pretty well-known fact that the Amish are excellent quilters. But when you stop to think about it, that fact seems a little bit odd, doesn’t it? The Amish are a people who emphasize living plain, and yet they create these extravagant, gorgeous quilts. Why is this?
I have SUCH an exciting giveaway for you! I asked some of my author friends who write novels about the Plain community if they’d like to participate in my giveaway, and I received a great response. I have SIXTEEN books to give away! Thanks to the generous authors we all love, I will give four books to four winners! Continue reading to find out more.
All of us have heard the age-old admission, “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade.” Many times we speak these saying without taking the time to really think about what they mean. This past week, my husband and I encountered some difficulty with a vehicle we’d purchased. I think it’s fair to say when money is involved, things can get stressful quickly. Both of us were extremely frustrated and emotions were high. In fact, I found myself repetitively about two breaths away from tears.
Today’s post is an interview shared by Leslie Gould. Leslie is the award-winning author of fifteen novels, including the #1 bestseller The Amish Midwife (CBA and ECPA), co-written with Mindy Starns Clark. I think you’ll really enjoy reading about her story and her books. At the end of the post, she’s graciously offered to give away a copy of her newest release, Adoring Addie.
Today’s post is by my friend, Sherry Gore. Sherry is the author of Simply Delicious Amish Cooking, a charming book that highlights recipes, pictures, and stories from the Amish and Mennonite community in Pinecraft, Florida. When I was growing up, my parents worked hard to make a good living for us children. And while they… Read more »
Today’s post is by Meg Moseley, a friend of mine who authored When the Sparrows Fall and the newly-released Gone South. She used to write human-interest pieces for a suburban section of the the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and she was a homeschooling mom for a lot of years. She will join us here on my blog regularly,… Read more »
UPDATE: This giveaway is now over. Random.org was used to select the winners. Congratulations to Nora Boy, Rachel Waldridge, and Pat Shrader. Today, I’d like to share a portion of an interview and a book giveaway! The winner will have the chance to choose one of any of my books, including my most recent… Read more »
UPDATE: This giveaway is now over! Congratulations to Kerri Williams Ruth. Kerri has won a copy of Pioneering Today–Faith and Home the Old Fashioned Way, by Melissa K. Norris. This week’s post is from blogger and author, Melissa K. Norris. She’ll give some great pointers on how to grow your own kitchen herbs, even if… Read more »