Monday, August 30, 2010
There is something so tranquil about doing needlework, isn't there? I love the calming sense of tranquility it gives me. This particular pattern book has a lovely crocheted star in it. When I gave it a try, it didn't give me a tranquil feeling however...just frustration. Oh boy. Not everything can be my cup of tea, right?
My Mother never went anywhere without her tote, in which was the novel she was reading, and her needlework. I often follow her legacy to me. At the very least, I will make sure I have a book to read with me.
Just now, that has taken the form of my mp3 player, which plugged into the dash enables Hubby & I to listen to Freckles...by Gene Stratton-Porter. As I listen to this dear story, I keep keep wiping the tears that collect in the corners of my eyes. Such a story, full of pureness, and good life lessons. Perseverance, and courage and faith. How I love it, and of all things, (it was downloaded from Librovox) this chapter is being read by a MAN! A man, who loves this book as we do. Amazing and oh so welcome.
Reminds me of the verse in Philippians, 'whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things'.