Yarn Along – Knit and Hearts

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On Wednesday’s knitters go to Ginny’s to share all the wonderful projects being worked on, finished, frogged, cried over, and learned from. They also tell what they are reading and a little of the storyline or provoking thoughts. I think it is great. So many books, knitting ideas and hints on how to make knitting more enjoyable.

This week knitting along on Heather’s baby blanket
and Kathi’s shawl;
I’m seeing progress on both.
Feb 19 13 hearts 001Then Valentine’s Day slipped in
and I got sidetracked knitting heart bookmarks for ‘heart’ ones.

My audible listening has been The Thirteenth Tale
by Diane Setterfield. I enjoyed the book so much.
from Goodreads:

Biographer Margaret Lea returns one night to her apartment above her father’s antiquarian bookshop. On her steps she finds a letter. It is a hand-written request from one of Britain’s most prolific and well-loved novelists. Vida Winter, gravely ill, wants to recount her life story before it is too late, and she wants Margaret to be the one to capture her history. The request takes Margaret by surprise—she doesn’t know the author, nor has she read any of Miss Winter’s dozens of novels.

Late one night while pondering whether to accept the task of recording Miss Winter’s personal story, Margaret begins to read her father’s rare copy of Miss Winter’s Thirteen Tales of Change and Desperation. She is spellbound by the stories and confused when she realizes the book only contains twelve stories. Where is the thirteenth tale? Intrigued, Margaret agrees to meet Miss Winter and act as her biographer.

As Vida Winter unfolds her story, she shares with Margaret the dark family secrets that she has long kept hidden as she remembers her days at Angelfield, the now burnt-out estate that was her childhood home. Margaret carefully records Miss Winter’s account and finds herself more and more deeply immersed in the strange and troubling story.

Both women will have to confront their pasts and the weight of family secrets… and the ghosts that haunt them still.

If you like stories with a twist in the ending, this one is for you.

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February 19, Today’s thought – Hidden Places

Feb 18 13 006I live these early white bells in spring.

Good Morning

Out of the south cometh the whirlwind:
and cold out of the north.
By the breath of God frost is given:
and the breadth of the waters is straitened. Job 37:9-10

In the winter, when the world is simplified
the subtler and humbler beauties can appear to us.
White snow and the dull grays and browns of winter vegetation
let anything with a bit of color show up more clearly.
Red holly berries, or rose hops on their dry canes,
or the enduring green of pine trees call us to closer observation.
Even a blue jay stands out.
The simplicity and starkness of a winter scene bring
to our attention creatures we overlook in other seasons.
The beauty of such small and humble things
is an especially important expression of holiness for us,
who are so easily impressed by size and ostentation.
Sometimes we see new things in truly unlooked-for places.
One day I was standing by a hole
in the ice on a small frozen river.
Glancing underneath the ice,
I saw an icicle hanging down toward the water.
It was short and squat, but clear as glass,
with a beautiful and perfect swirling shape.
It had never occurred to me that there was anything
at all on the bottom side of ice sheets. . .
Much of the holiness of winter (and of all the seasons)
is in such hidden places,
where God for a Creator’s own delight
has left a beauty seldom found by human eyes.
David Rensberger~~The Holiness of Winter

LOOK. . .Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

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