Monday, August 3, 2015
A Stitchin Good Weekend
I have some new blogs on my blog roll that you might find interesting. First up is Sandy at I Majored in Home Economics. I really think we are secret sisters as we have so many interests in common. Although she is a talented gardener and I am not. Through her blog, I became acquainted with two cross stitch blogs that I added to my blog roll, Priscillas and Carolina Stitcher. If you like hand work and want to be inspired to get out that old UFO (unfinished object) take at look at these blogs. I am amazed at how prolific they are with their stitching.
I do not know about the temps where you are but ours have dropped to a nice fall like temp in the early morning. It still gets up in the low 90s in the day time but the cool air is so refreshing in the early morning. When I stepped out the front door, I almost went back for a light jacket but I thought(correctly) that I would warm up as I walked!!
In addition to stitching this weekend, I finished the book, The Wild Girl. It is the love story of Wilhelm Grimm and his wife, Dortchen. I enjoyed the book and the author had really done a lot of historical research to help the reader understand the hardship in Germany as Napolean Bonaparte marched across Europe. Some of the book was very dark so that also helped me to understand the Grimm Fairy Tales that have been sanitized for young readers. The original Grimm Fairy Tales will make your hair stand on end! I found it interesting that many of the names of the five Grimm brothers in the family are similar to names in our Grimm Line. I am always asked if we are related to the Brothers Grimm and I have to say that I do not know. I have researched Marvin's family back to the mid 1800s when they immigrated to the United States. Our German history is sketchy but another Grimm cousin is trying to unravel the mystery! I sure do wish we could get on the TV show, Who Do You Think You Are! They might be able to help us find out if we are members of THAT Grimm family.
Well I am off to have coffee with a friend this morning..then to the library and other errands. Have a blessed day!