Saturday, December 10, 2011

WELCOME TO MY BLOG

I’m hoping that many of you visiting my blog today are newcomers joining in on The Quilting Gallery Blog Hop Party With Give-Aways along with some of my regular readers.

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One of the things I like to do while sewing, especially chain piecing a large group of fabric pieces together for a quilt, is to listen to audio books.  I’m telling you though, I have to listen when I’m doing mindless things because if I’m sewing something more intricate, I can’t follow the storyline of the book or I mess up the project I’m working on because I’m not concentrating on the job at hand or both.  I can only multi-task just so much.

Well this is the “mysterious” give-away I hinted about in yesterday’s post.  I enjoyed listening to this audio book while sewing so I’m passing it along to a lucky winner.

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This unabridged audio book read by Nicolas Coster contains 10 CDs.   AudioFile says:
Agatha Christie, author of 80 novels and stories, maintained a secretive personal life. Using Christie's autobiography, previously unpublished letters and notes, plus interviews with those who knew her, author Richard Hack draws an indelible portrait of the real woman. From his first words, narrator Nicolas Coster's voice commands attention. Coster's star-quality performance captures every intriguing nuance in Hack's novel-like retelling of Christie's life, complete with its mystery, romance, and scandal. As her troubled first marriage was ending, Christie disappeared for 11 days, but her disappearance was only one of many episodes that colored the normally publicity-shy Christie's life. Hack's fascinating recounting, enhanced by Coster's superb narration, guarantees that listeners will enjoy this unauthorized biography almost as much as they do Christie's mysteries. S.J.H. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine.
If you leave a comment below, your name will be placed in a drawing to win this mystery book on CD.  The drawing is Saturday, December 17 so I will announce the winner on Sunday the 18th.
 
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My blog is usually about making quilts, collecting antique and vintage quilts (yes there is a difference between ‘antique’ - 100 years or older and ‘vintage’ – unofficially pre-1970s but it can vary),  quilt show and guild show and tell photos,  plus a little about flowers, my cat Rowdy Ranger, books (quilting and others) and an occasional mention of my favorite baseball team, the Texas Rangers.   I even sometimes share a link of interest such as the one today for the Sentimental Quilter blog by Kathy Tracey.  She posted a tutorial for a small red and white peppermint pinwheel quilt that is so festive and charming.  And to get you in the mood for the holiday season, she also included a recipe for Peppermint Bark Candy.  Yummeeeee!

I know you have other blogs to visit during this Blog Party so I’ll shut up for now.  Just know that because you visited the Quilting Bear Gal blog,

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Don’t forget to leave your comment in order to participate in my drawing at 12 noon CST on Saturday, December 17th.  Oh – and be sure to visit me again.

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46 comments:

  1. Hi Donna, in a spooky co-incidence,While watching an Agatha Christie movie, i just came back to google reader to see if the BB CV BOW had been posted yet,and up popped your post about A.C.'s biography. Love the stories but don't know much about the woman. See you again on Flickr

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  2. I always have the radio on while I'm sewing! an audio book would be a great idea!

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  3. I love listening to audiobooks while I handpiece, iron newly washed fabric, or cut. I have a harder time listening while I'm sewing unless it is very mindless-- I've been known to sew wrong sides together when I'm strip piecing!

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  4. Would love to give it a go. Haven't done audio books....yet! Love Agatha Christie!

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  5. I listen to music when I am sewing. I just might have to try a audio book.

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  6. cathryndmk@nwlink.comDecember 10, 2011 at 11:08 AM

    Hi Donna,
    Greetings from Cathryn in Corvallis, your friend on smallquilttalk- saw your notice today and had to come visit. I listen to audiobooks, too, when I'm cutting out my pieces!

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  7. It sounds like an interesting book. But then I really enjoy non-fiction. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  8. Donna, you and I are so alike! I love to listen to audio books too while I guilt. I usually get them from the library. I hope I win! And if I do, I will donate it to library after I listen so that others will enjoy it too. Thanks!

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  9. This would be a great gift for my mom!

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  10. I usually listen to classical music when I'm sewing, it calms me LOL!!! But I have to say that this audio book sounds very interesting and if I have the choice of sewing or reading in my spare time, well...sewing wins everytime! so the opportunity to win this giveaway means I could do both at the same time!!

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  11. What a great prize! I love Agatha Christie and would really enjoy this. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  12. Awesome, really interesting post. keep up the good work. thank you.

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  13. I love listening to audiobook while I quilt. I do have to turn it off while reading directions or trying to figure something out, but otherwise it is a great time to do two thing I love at one time! I would really love to win this.

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  14. I love audiobooks and I love Agatha Christie. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  15. oh I wouldn't have thought about an audio book, I usually have the tv on just for noise, great idea. thanks for the giveaway

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  16. Agatha Christie wrote so many wonderful mysteries. This cd sounds great. Thanks for the chance.

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  17. Another Texas Rangers fan waving madly at you! (I'm from Texas, too). I LOVE listening to audio books and would love to have this one. GREAT giveaway!!

    Thank you for the chance. :0)

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  18. That is a very cool giveaway. I love books but have never listened to an audio book and this one sounds so intriguing.

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  19. I love your giveaway and the sign. I think I need one of those in my house.

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  20. I love audio books, what a great idea! Thanks for the chance to win

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  21. What a great giveaway! Thanks! Merry Christmas!

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  22. I generally have a DVD on when I sew. All my kids are grown and out of the house and sometimes I just like noise. I don't watch much but I listen. I've been avid Agatha Christie reader forever. She's my standard for mystery writers. but I haven't read this book..Love to win it. Thanks.

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  23. How fun. I love to listen to books on CD while I sew. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. I love audio books or mindless movies on when I'm sewing. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  25. When I was much younger I think I read every Agatha Christy book there was, I just loved them. Maybe it't time to go back and re-read a few now. Thanks for the chance to win the give a way..

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  26. I love a good mystery. I've never listened to a book. I'm willing to give it a try.

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  27. This is a fabulous giveaway! I love listening to audiobooks while I sew. Read many a Christie mystery. Have a fabulous holiday!

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  28. I always put on the TV for background noise,, I never thought of a book to listen to...

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  29. What an interesting giveaway!! Christie's books are amazing, it'd be so much fun to hear about her life too!!

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  30. Hi, Happy Holiday to you and yours, if I have music on I forget to sew so I have the t.v. on in the other room so I can hear but not look. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  31. I have always loved Agatha Christie. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  32. Woo-hoo!! I love Agatha Christie. I'm a big fan of Poirot. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  33. Now that's a fun idea for a giveaway - I could listen to the story as I sew! Fun idea :)

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  34. Fantastic giveaway. Sewing and a mystery are Two favorite things. Thanks so much for sharing the fun.

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  35. Thanks for a great giveaway opportunity!
    Merry Christmas!

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  36. I like to listen to books on tape whenever I am sewing or crafting also. And yes, occasionally I need to turn it off to get through an intricate part of the sewing!! I do find the louder I have it playing the easier it is to follow along!

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

    Katina
    kjkoukla(athotmail...

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  37. I love anything about Agatha Christie and all books in that style. Thank you for the chance to win them.

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  38. This has got to be the best prize in a giveaway ever! Thank you! My favorite author is Agatha Christie. I've been working my way through her books for several years now. I always listen to music while sewing or crafting but it never occurred to me to listen to books on tape. I would love to "hear" a biography on her. I am so crossing my fingers!

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  39. I enjoy Agatha Christie. When I sew I listen to the radio or audio books. I have listened to all different genre but like mysteries the best.
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  40. LOVE a good read so please include me!

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  41. I would love to listen to this. Merry Christmas.
    Linda L. In Tx.

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