National Park Art Quilts

To celebrate our fabulous national parks, women across the country created amazing art quilts depicting landscapes, flora, or fauna from each park. (see photos below) The exhibit of 177 quilts is traveling the country. For the month of June it is in my neck of the woods, Will County, Illinois, at four different forest preserve … Continue reading National Park Art Quilts

The Caddie Who Played With Hickory – A Review

After reading The Caddie who played with Hickory, I have more respect for the game of golf. I loved this story, not just for the golf lessons, but for the well-written characters and look into life post-WWII. Though this is well-written fiction, the real facts in the story drew me in. A non-golfer might skip … Continue reading The Caddie Who Played With Hickory – A Review

The Mirrored World – A Review

The Mirrored World, by Debra Dean, is a dense and ornate historical glimpse into the lives of nobility in St. Petersburg’s Russia in the 1700s. Through an old woman’s memories, we look at the lush, over-the-top, and frequently absurd social conventions of the royal court where cruelty and manipulations are disguised behind elegant facades. Strict rules … Continue reading The Mirrored World – A Review