Needle & thREAD


Today I'm posting needle & thREAD because, remarkably enough this week, I've actually sewn a little. Sewing tends to frustrate me and it takes too much patience for me to stick with it. But, my mom wants me to make this tiered skirt and I'm pretty sure she is intent on me finishing it. Hopefully, tomorrow I'll get a chunk of time and finish it. As of now though, I leave you with a picture of a work in progress.


Now for the reading part. Recently, I read Joy in the Ordinary. I'm going to admit I was skeptical. It was about a girl who wanted to become a nun, really? I didn't want to read about some girl that wanted to become a nun. I will say though, this book is well worth anyone's time. Joyce wants to become a nun, badly--almost to the point where she's forcing herself. When she comes to the realization that she won't be able to stay at the convent because it's truly not her vocation, her life gets turned around in remarkable ways and she finds out who she's really meant to be. This book left me very happy,but also a little bit sad that we can't all find our own Dominics. I'm pretty sure they don't exist. That issue aside though, I can't wait for a sequel to this book.

While I was sewing a tiered skirt and reading Joy in the Ordinary, Katie and Mom were busy making a picnic blouse and reading Caddie Woodlawn



Does autumn call you into your sewing space? Are you thinking flannel pjs or cozy quilts? 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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