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Today I wanted to share some of my interests with you. The playlist below was inspired by a book I read. It's a bunch of fun finding music to go with a book.

I am a desperate reader. I read everything. I have looked up the ingredients in the bathroom cleaner.

So here I am one day, sitting in my chair completely hammered with the drivel on television. And literally with tears of boredom rolling down my cheeks I open my faithful iPad to find a new author, hopefully one with thirty or so books. I have read every book by every relatively famous author dead or alive. And for pity sakes what do I find on the best seller list? Vampires!

Oh joy. Me and vampires. The only thing I inherited from my mother is a dread of blood. I can't even look at bruises.

But as I said I was DESPERATE. So, I think I'll just skip all the gory parts. The author kind of gets her hooks in me though with a little blurb about getting the chance "to walk in your boots." There you go, I like boots!

So I start reading this book, skeptically. And what happens, this big pushy, really gorgeous vampire starts harassing the main character. A very nice young woman, who volunteers and is funny and level headed.

Well, I have got nothing better to do than go vacuum the living room so I keep reading. Wouldn't you know it, this vampire would like to get to know the woman, now it's getting kind of compelling.

I definitely don't like him. But the author had words and ideas that got me thinking about my prejudices. She really turned my head. She took me from loathing to really caring for the man.

That is never a small thing.

And it just happens to be one of the best love stories I ever read. Apparently I am not the only one. The book has a following an author could envy. Get a sample from the book store, you might like it.

The book is Eternal Lover by J R Ward.


I have a music list that I like to play whenever I reread this book. I rediscovered Teddy Pendergrass recently, particularly the Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes version. It had the kind of magic all the recording studios were looking for after the success of the Supreemes in the '60's. They were looking for that magic combination of sexy good looks, dynamite vocals and pure rhythm. Teddy Pendergrass established a sound that would mature in the discos across the world, a lot of electronics, driving rhythm and a voice that blends and soar with it.

Not only did Penderfrass soar over the music his voice and emotion joined, countered, and blended with the electronics in a way that drew millions of fans.

It was an unforgettable experience hearing Don't Leave Me This Way the first time. It was such an amazing thing it was filling venues like Elvis had. And once there no one was disappointed, the music and his voice and emotion had a synchronicity that was astonishing, complimenting the music and enhancing his phrasing and soulful ad-libs. The murmuring, sighs and resonance of his voice was enough to send chills up and down spines. Then it became an obsession to find more of that magic. To dance all night with it. His recordings started hitting music lists everywhere as the obsession was filled over and over again for more of that heartfelt beauty in music and voice. No one has ever done it again, blended the physical, the beat and the sound the way this group did.

Don't Leave Me This Way, Parts 1 & 2 Click below for the playlist.


Well, here I am again. Older and wiser. Loved these technologies so much I stopped and learned a few new tricks, made some major tweaks and find myself ready to start rolling this ball again.

I say tweaks with humor because what I really did was change everything! Now I am only about five years behind everyone else. So stayed tune will we kick in a few walls, repack some of the potholes around here and get busy again. As I recall I needed to add a lace design for you to try on the blog over at Google, and I planned to reload my samplar from the History of Decorated Fabrics. Keep visiting I have some really exciting things in store, video demonstrations, little projects, and some really pretty new designs.

Keep Stitching a Lot, June 4, 2018