needle &thREAD

needle and thREAD


I conquered sewed one of those figure eight scarves at last. It took me far longer to cut it than to sew it. The sewing was simple and Anna Maria's instructions were excellent. I have one more to sew, hopefully today. It really looks pretty when wrapped just right around my neck, but I didn't have it in me to learn how to take a self-portrait just now.


I am listening to Anything again, after I drop the boys off at soccer. I'm learning even more the second time. Together, Stephen and Nicky and I are listening to Kisses from Katie to and from soccer. The two books are read by the same woman and she absolutley nails the tones of both books. I highly recommend the audio versions. Oh, and while sewing, I listened to the first two installments of the Bloom Book Club discussion of 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess. Well written, meaty books all. 

And when I feel like I'm going to burst if I don't talk about the potential for our anythings with someone, I'm finding that Nicholas is feeling much the same way. So we ponder it all aloud. As my children get older, I am ever more grateful for the community I find in this family.


What about you? Sewing? Reading? A little of both?  Or are you embroidering? Pulling a needle with thread through lovely fabric to make life more beautiful somehow? Would you share with us just a single photo (or more) and a brief description of what you're up to? Will you tell us about what you're reading, also? Would you talk sewing and books with us? I'd love that so much.

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