The full title of this book, The Gown, A Novel of the Royal Wedding, by Jennifer Robson, includes a dressmaker's view of Queen Elizabeth’s wedding, including the duties in the bride's and bridesmaids' dressing rooms and viewing the wedding itself. This book is primarily about common people, dressmakers and embroiders, who sewed Princess Elizabeth's gown… Continue reading A look back to Princess Elizabeth becoming Queen
Like many of us, I got up early this morning to watch Queen Elizabeth's funeral. It was a respectful moment I considered not to be missed. For the majority of living people, she has always been The Queen. One of Elizabeth's Crown rested on her casket, along with the scepter, a symbol of authority and… Continue reading Bells Toll for Elizabeth II
Labor Day is a day we take each year to gather with friends and family, kick back and relax, and enjoy being together. Historically, it's a time to honor people who work, whether by earning a paycheck or by volunteering, and doing good for others. Some people have the knack for earning money, followed, of… Continue reading Happy Labor Day!
Photo by Brett Sayles on Pexels.com Happy Fourth of July, American 🇺🇸 Independence Day! We have some problems, many things that we disagree on, many things we would like to improve, but all in all, I am thankful to be an American. I enjoy watching Atlanta Track Club’s Peachtree Road Race. I enjoy patriotic songs… Continue reading Happy 4th!
A few weeks ago, I led the prayer of Thanksgiving at my church. I had a lot of things on my mind, and I touched on many of them. But I am grateful above all. Father God, Thank you for the truth shared in Nehemiah 9:17, that You are a forgiving God, gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and… Continue reading Prayer of Thanksgiving
I have been sewing a lot lately, and not blogging very often, even though I think of many things I want to say. Just a portion of our merged button stashes… When I sew, I miss my sister Janice, who passed away last Fall. She was an amazing seamstress and quilter. I received all her… Continue reading Button, button, who collected all these buttons?
Clockwise from top left: Lenten Rose, Christmas Cactus, orchid closeup and plant, rose mix, Lenten rose, amaryllis. Flowers are a simple thing that bring a lot of joy. When it’s chilly out, I enjoy looking for the first signs of Lenten roses, ducking their heavy heads below their sturdy leaves and a layer of pine… Continue reading Flowers in Winter
As a few of my readers know, my older sister passed away last month, due to COVID. She and her husband were immunized, so when she first got sick, she thought it was the flu. When they tested positive, they were told to go home and quarantine, which they did. When she called her physician… Continue reading Missing My Sister, My Heart Hurts
I got Ron Chernow's acclaimed book, Alexander Hamilton, a few years ago for my husband, who is quite a history buff. A large book, it took him a while to read (Mr. H. says he reads a book a year, this one maybe a bit more), and as the book accompanied him on airplanes and… Continue reading HAMILTON at the Fox Theater
COVID has made both 2020 and 2021 strange times, with so many of us at home, others working harder, wearing masks, and getting by. We all miss seeing faces, smiles, and being with people. It's getting better now, with the vaccines, and I have enjoyed getting together with a few more people this summer, mostly… Continue reading A Review of… We Need to Hang Out