Not Beginnings

Normally on Sundays we do beginnings, taking a look at the start of a Peter Abrahams novel, including those written under the Spencer Quinn moniker™, but yesterday the quilt came up in the comments, so before we forget …

The C&B-themed patchwork quilt (below) was made by the Plunderers (an active subset here at the blog). It hangs in the office where all the writing gets done, a thing of beauty and a good luck charm.



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8 Responses to “Not Beginnings”

  1. Wose-The Small and Meek
    9:12 am on July 25th, 2021


    I love the Plunderer Quilt! Missing those who have crossed over the Bridge that are pictured on the quilt…Sniff.

    RIO! I found the main character of “The Plot” quite loathsome.

    Staff: My eye looked pretty bad (both times!). This all started on the 16th. It had cleared up by early Tuesday morning, and then by 10:00 that morning, the eye had become blood red again. It’s still red… :^(

    Create a good day!

  2. Herd of Hounds
    9:14 am on July 25th, 2021

    Good morning to all!
    Quite right about a thing of beauty. Also it is unique and artistic.
    Plunderers are artistic and have good taste in books.
    Super Sunday!

  3. B. Stover
    10:48 am on July 25th, 2021

    Love the quilt…and that it is a “good luck charm” for Spence!

    Good day to all.

  4. mlaiuppa
    3:22 pm on July 25th, 2021

    That is a lovely quilt. everyone contributed a block or photo and then it was unified with some consistent prints in the background. What a wonderful, unique, personal remembrance for all. All inspired by Chet the Jet.

  5. Hobbit
    6:30 pm on July 25th, 2021

    I missed out on the quilt due both to being way too busy at work and too unimaginative. I recall there being a brief discussion of another project that would allow the missing dogs/cats to participate but we never could come up with an idea.

    Moving more boxes into storage. It is still an overwhelming project but I am taking it one box at a time. The closing date on the new house is in early September. I was hoping to donate a lot of stuff to a non-profit Rummage Sale this next weekend but it looks like it might be canceled out of concern over COVID. Our hospitals are full again.

  6. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    8:52 pm on July 25th, 2021

    Quilt!…snort!…I remember coming up with the idea because we had so many talented quilters here on the blog at the time…chuffle!…It is still lovely I hope. Age does do things to cloth and such…sniffle!…I spotted it on the office wall during the last Event Spencer participated in…wuffle!

  7. mlaiuppa
    11:38 pm on July 25th, 2021

    Hobbit. They say moving is one of the top three most stressful things in life.

    I can’t say if I’ll be moving or not but I will be starting a decade long project of organizing and downsizing. I’ve already come across quite a few things that need to go. Either sold, donated ot charity, given as gifts or just plain tossed out. I’ve bought a bunch of Sterilite totes for storage. I want nothing in boxes any more. If it can’t go in a tote it needs to leave the house. Some totes will eventually empty as projects are completed. One has a childhood doll and I’ve just bought fabric to make her a wardrobe and linens for her doll bed. I never played with the doll as a child so she is in very good shape except for missing eyes. I’m going to try my hand at making replacements out of FIMO as they don’t make them. I have yarn that will become afghans and fabric that will become quilts. When my house is paid off in about 15 years I can then decide if I want to stay or go to a Senior community and use my house as income property. If I do, I would need to downsize so I’m starting now so that when the time comes if I decide to move, the move will be easy. I think if I start now it will keep the stress under control no matter which way I decide.

    Rio: What about….Christmas ornaments? Maybe in honor of What a Wonderful Woof’s upcoming release?

  8. Hobbit
    1:39 am on July 26th, 2021

    Miaiuppa: You are wise to look at it as a 10-year project. I have actually been donating things to non-profit stores and Rummage sales but I still have a lot of stuff. I will be moving more than I should to the new house but will continue to work on it. It is wonderful to have a house paid off; that has only happened to me once in my life.

    Some kind of Christmas ornaments sound wonderful in honor of What a Wonderful Woof.

    I am staying up late tonight as I am expecting guests! See you all tomorrow.

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