Diane Hire's Quilters Playtime arrived and has some deliciously casual quilts to look at and admire. The less restrictive style of these quilts has a lot in common with Moran and Marston's style but often with less vibrant colors in the sample quilts. Color choice is individual, and I like both the brights in Moran's style and the more subdued examples in the Hire's book. The Hire's book has both her own quilts and many examples made by her students so you get a wide variety of individual interpretations.
I've still not heard anything from Ringsurf about my codes. Frustrating. There has been something of an exodus from Blogger (for various reasons), but with my lack of skills, I'm not ready to switch. However, Jane Ann's and Deb's new blogs are looking great.
A while back, Karoda at Seamless Skin posted about the Sudanese Lost Boys and now Dave Eggers- collaborating with Valentino Achak Deng, one of the Lost Boys- has a new novel, What Is the What . A "blend of fact and imagination," the novel relates the journey of a fictional child based on Deng's own trek toward safety. The review of this novel is here. I couldn't find Karoda's original post, but if you read this K., you can give the link. I love being able to listen to these NPR reviews on line while doing something else.