A Simple Life is a peek back into the 1950s through entries made in the little red diary of Hazel Ilene Hyde, a teenager living the simple life of a farm girl during the era of roller rinks and poodle skirts. Her daily trials and adventures inspired author Shelly Pagliai to create 7 projects with retro country flair. These simple, charming projects will have quilting enthusiasts and vintage lovers alike oohing and aahing in delight! ¦¦ Featured in The Kansas City Star block-of-the-month program. ¦¦ 7 projects combine piecing and applique. ¦¦ Simple, step-by-step instructions— great for applique beginners. Publish Date 12/15/15.