Isn’t this beautiful? I found this book at the discount rack at the library yesterday.
The inside cover reads Edith Holden’s words , all carefully written by hand, include
her favourite poems, personal thoughts and observations on the wildlife she saw
surrounding her home in Warwickshire, and on her travels through England and
The exquisitely beautiful paintings on every page of birds, butterflies, bees, and
flowers, reflect her deep love of nature; they have been executed with a naturalist’s
eye for detail, and the sensitivity of an artist.
For seventy years, this enchanting & unique book has lain undiscovered; it is now being
published for the 1st time in a full-color facsimile edition that captures all the freshness,
charm and beauty of the original. This was published in 1977 from Edith’s 1907 dairy.
I can’t tell you what a treasure this is for me! And only .50 cents. And to think I almost didn’t go inside the library yesterday! Now if I can just find a bare wall to copy and hang some of these
lovely drawings I’ll be even happier.
For a whopping .25 cents I found this needlecraft book. Believe me, if you
have any questions about how to execute a stitch you’ve never heard of,
please e-mail me; It’s in this book! I’m convinced there are stitches in
here that even the most advanced needlecrafter has never heard of.
Tell the truth. How many of you have ever done a plaited braid stitch?
Or a rosette chain stitch? Well, I never have! But this has really inspired me to pick up
my needle again and do some fancywork on those wool quilt pieces I put together
years ago. I don’t know about you, but I’ve got plenty of old projects I should finish,
but then I see something new I’d rather work on. So I’m going to try to finish one
unfinished project in between each new one. This will really take discipline I know!
Speaking of discipline; This was another library find. I almost didn’t buy it, for obvious
reasons. As much as I know I need to lose 10 lbs., I don’t necessarily want to make the
effort to do what it will take to lose the weight! All I can say concerning this subject is:
time will tell.
I again want to say ‘thank you’ for your continued concern and prayers for our son, Elijah.
I will know this weekend when his appointment in Juneau is set for. The ferry only runs two
days a week now and he has to align his days off not only with the ferry schedule, but with
the days the planes from Juneau can fly back to Skagway, weather permitting. I will definitely
keep you posted. It will be good just to know what’s going on.
As you can see we did finally get some snow. DH and I are getting ready to go out for our
walk. So hopefully, I will have cat prints for you tomorrow. And I can determine whether
it is a cougar or a lynx that’s hanging around here.
May you all have a blessed Friday the 13th!