Work-in-Progress (WIP) Wednesday

Have you noticed the background of my blog? Do you know what that is? It’s a quilt block. When was the last time you saw something quilt-like on my blog? 🙁 This blog started as a way to share my current quilt projects with my mom and sisters. (I know one sister reads daily, and my mom has started reading more and more…) But there are hardly any quilt projects here. *sigh* Frankly I’m unhappy with my blog. With blogging in general. I feel like I keep getting disappointed about lack of interaction and this that and the other. (Woah, that was a different blog post that has merged into this one, sorry.. more on that later.) I need more sewing, quilting and cross stitching in my life in addition to in my blog. In case you missed it, www.MadebyMardi.com is up and running and I’ve been busy filling some. . .

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The American Patriot’s Bible makes a perfect Christmas gift!

The Word of God and the Shaping of America. The American Patriot’s Bible intersects the teachings of the Bible with the history of the United States while applying it to today’s culture. Beautiful full-color insert pages spotlight America’s greatest thinkers, leaders, and events that present the rich heritage and future of our great nation.

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How about a GIVEAWAY? – any takers?

Maybe it is the Christmas gift giving spirit… maybe it’s the incredible publicists… maybe it’s my husband needing to make me new bookshelves… Whatever it is I have giveaways! The more entries the more books to giveaway.. so tell your friends! Today, we have THREE copies of Healer, book one in the Brides of Alba series by Linda Windsor to giveaway thanks to the wonderfulness of Audra and The B&B Media Group. [iframe http://www.youtube.com/embed/KHXL5P2GhlM?rel=0 698 423] Head back to Creative Madness Mama to read the first chapter. Read Mimi @ Woven by Words fabulous review! Some great thoughts from Tweezle Reads Just One More Paragraph. And another review from Michelle V.’s Life in Review. Sixth-century Scotland—in the time of Arthur…. “The Gowrys’ seed shall divide your mighty house and bring a peace beyond the ken of your wicked soul.” Her mother’s dying prophecy to the chieftain Tarlach O’Byrne sentenced Brenna. . .

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Baby Einstein Discovery Kits

The new Discovery Kits encourage parents to take what they and their little one have seen on screen, in the book or on the Discovery Cards, or listened to on the CD and apply it to baby’s everyday life. They were created to grow with babies and are organized in a way that offers three distinct levels of discovery: Experience, Explore & Expression.

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Maverick Heart by Loree Lough {Preview}

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book! You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today’s Wild Card author is: Loree Lough and the book: Maverick Heart Whitaker House (January 4, 2011) ***Special thanks to Cathy Hickling of Whitaker House for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Loree Lough is a well-known and beloved Christian romance writer who has published. . .

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