"Let's be cheerful"! We have no more right to steal the brightness out of the day for our own family than we have to steal the purse of a stranger. Let us be as careful that our homes are furnished with pleasant & happy thoughts as we are that the rugs are the right color and texture & the furniture comfortable and beautiful"! Laura Ingalls Wilder
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
little sister's dress and the silver skates
This my friends is a double do-over. On my needles is Tora Froseth's Little Sister's dress... again. I made this pattern in pink last year. The yarn is Paton's Kroy Socks yarn purchased several months ago from the clearance bin at Joanne's for 1.97 a skein.
We are reading Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates by Mary Mapes Dodge as a read aloud... again. This is another of our families favorites.
As soon as the children turned from the canal they could see their parents' cottage. Their mother's tall form, arrayed in jacket and petticoat and close fitting cap, stood like a picture, in the crooked frame of the doorway. Had the cottage been a mile away, it would still have seemed near. In that flat country every object stands out plainly in the distance; the chickens show as distinctly as the windmills. Indeed, were it not for the dykes and the high banks of the canals, one could stand almost anywhere in middle Holland without seeing a mound or a ridge between the eye and the "jumping-off place."
Joining Ginny's Yarn Along
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