i have been working working working. i’m pleased to say that i’ve crested the hill. not sliding downhill yet. oh no! but close. the website is built, videos are 95% completed, and registration will be opening later this week. i must remember to schedule a trip during my next online class. it really has pushed and propelled me forward at a fast & furious pace. i think this will be my first class EVAH that i am not still cranking out videos after the class has begun. i’m preparing to start on carol & my travel journals, which i’ll incorporate into STITCHBOOKERY. may as well!
blah blah blah. all of that was to say THIS. i’ve missed blogging. wahhhhhh. but wait there’s more! i have not been depriving myself of the pleasure of good books. oh no! when one loses time for books all is lost.
it is an absolute pleasure to hold. the thick smooth pages are sewn into the binding. so nice!
one of my absolute favorite kinds of books – beautiful photos and fine writing.
the sketches are rich with just the right amount of detail. just lovely!
it’s just like receiving several years worth of her fantastic letters!
you better believe i am pacing myself.
in the world of audio books i’m listening to an absolute winner!
a historical novel about thomas jefferson’s daughter, patsy (martha). the story is wonderful and the narrator has a honeyed voice that drawls and sighs. so good!
TJ & PJ just finished their 5 year stint in paris, leaving the french revolution behind, and have headed back to virginia. back to monticello which has become hopelessly run down in their absence.
parts of the book are taken directly from the thousands of letters TJ wrote. here’s a favorite quote i scribbled down yesterday:
“only my father would debate anyone about opposums. if papa still did have a madness it was in that he had to take a measure of everything under god’s creation. obsessively recording the tiniest minutiae as if it would all add up to an answer of what ailed us in this world!”
oh i did laugh and laugh over that one!
okay friends, i’m off. it’s bedtime in california and i have books waiting!
see you soon soon soon.