i AM SENDING YOU ALL, MY BLOGGY FRIENDS, THIS QUOTE FROM MY LATEST FAVORITE BOOK:
"Around the House and Garden:A Memoir of Heartbreak, Healing, and Home Improvement" by Dominique Browning:
"...My grandmother in Kentucky used to make dresses for all her grandchildren. I remember she would lie me down on the floor, perfectly still, on brown paper--grocery bags cut open and flattened--so that she could trace a pattern around my little body. I would watch over her shoulder as she transferred the pattern to fabric; the scraps would go into a quilting bag. Nothing would be thrown out; that would be unthinkable. My boys and I, and my sisters and brother and cousins, sleep under quilts patched together over the years by my grandmother, and her mother, and then her daughters. Sometimes I finger the tiny squares and imagine the dress or shirt someone wore, someone I knew and loved. So it is, looking out over our gardens. Not a seed wasted. Not a plant without a memory." pps:140-141
I highly recommend this book as a heart-warming read on these last (and I sincerely I hope) cold Winter days....
Enjoy--hugs, Julierose, La blageuse...still crocheteuse..
.P.S. (I am not blogging a lot lately as my Mom fell and fractured her hip and in still in hospital--we have been running up there every day cheering her on--at 94 it cannot be easy...)