I was just delighted to find in the mail a PIF gift from Georgie this past week! It was a darling pinkeep of a Just Nan design. I wish I had a picture. Have contacted Georgie to see if she has one...if she doesn't, I'll have to wait for my husband to fix his camera for a shot. So frustrating!! Just want to tell you how beautiful Georgie's stitching and finishing is, and how grateful I am to receive this piece.
Here is my latest book read. It's mostly about the history of the Mormons and their doctrine of polygomy as told by a First generation family in the 1800's. Much of it is from a woman's perspective; hence, the "helpmate" in my blog title. Please see my Bookish blog for a more comprehensive review. I ended my review by recommending that you wait for it to come out in paperback....it's good, but not that good!
My next read is going to be "The Lace Reader." I understand that even today there are lace readers in Glouchester, MA. They make their own lace and do readings from them.
Interesting.... Jessica wants me to hold off reading "Gargoyle" so she and our longtime, dear friend, Allison, can read it with us.
Actually, we're all dying to read "Gargoyle" but the two girls have promised to read another book together first. I think I mentioned this book in an earlier blog. I hope we're not building it up too much for ourselves!
I want to thank those who commented on my last blog entry. It's not easy to be a "thinker" and participater in these days. It takes time to read about and to view on tv the political, national and international happenings, and to consider how they affect all us. I think it was Thomas Jefferson who said, and I'm very loosely quoting him, "if the people of the United States do not have the courage to stand up and to express themselves about policy and practices in the Country, then they will surely lose their freedoms and democracy...and the United States will be no more." Our Declaration of Independence was something men died to bring about.
It's important for the land that I love and cherish as a military brat to stand strong and brave. I'm really furious when I see our troops misused and our democracy and freedoms kicked around. That's all I was saying. I appreciate those of you who understood and took a stand with me on it.