I’m rollin’!

Tuesday, Jul 23

The new book is off to a great start, if I do say so myself.  🙂  My goal is two chapters per week, taking Wednesdays off for acupuncture, errands, etc., and so far, I’m on target.  There have been some changes  already–the series is now called THE BRIDES OF BLISS COUNTY, and the town will be called Mustang Creek. 
Our contest winners are : Andrea Lammly and Terry Rollins–they’ve been notified and sent their info.  Congratulations, cowgirls–your prizes go out today.
So, let’s see if I can get this right this time.  🙂  Two winners will be selected at random, within the next two weeks, from those who have posted comments today (7-23) or later.  Prizes: signed books and a special surprise gift.  The reason for the longer contest is that Jenni is away on vacation and I really need her help with stuff like this.  (And a lot of other things, too.)
So, I wrote yesterday, and Mary Ann and I went to the casino to play slot machines.  I was wearing my lucky red socks, purchased at Cargo in Portland, OR, and guess what? I was lucky.  By that, I mean I broke even.  🙂
I’m getting really excited about this quilting thing–I have a number of pieces (all hexigons) cut already and hope to do another pile of them over the weekend.  So far, the color scheme is black and white, with touches of red–I’m using a lovely “Great Gatsby” era print for some of the patches, and therein lay my first lesson learned.  If a piece has a picture on it, I need to make sure to cut each one at the same angle on the die, so they’re not going in all directions like a cow herd spooked by lightning.  🙂  I’m saving the scraps, of course–someday I’ll make a crazy quilt to use them up.
Mom, this is another thing I can thank you for–quilting.  What a joy it is.  Like my love of books, it is the gift that keeps on giving–and it’s only one of many.
I continue to feel well, thank heaven.  One of you mentioned lemon grass tea–I intend to get some of that, ASAP.
And that’s the news from Spokaloo.

About Linda

The daughter of a town marshal, Linda Lael Miller is a #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of more than 100 historical and contemporary novels, most of which reflect her love of the West.

Raised in Northport, Washington, Linda pursued her wanderlust, living in London and Arizona and traveling the world before returning to the state of her birth to settle down on a horse property outside Spokane.

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