Our bimonthly book club here in the Glens met on Monday at the lovely home of my friend and neighbor, Pam. I have really enjoyed this book club that was started by my good friend, Susan. Thanks to Miss Deborah for sitting with Audrey so that I could attend the meeting. And I didn't have to pay her..that is a real friend right there.
Our selection for March was Leaving Gee's Bend by Irene Latham. This book is set in Gee's Bend, Alabama, a very isolated portion of the state. Many people are familiar with Gee's Bend because of the Quilters who have made Gee's Bend world famous. Set in the early part of the 20th century, this novel is the story of a young girl who finds solace in quilting while her mother is very ill. Taking all the courage she has inside her, Ludelphia Bennett leaves Gee's Bend and makes her way to the closest town to get a doctor for her mother. She has many new experiences and realizes that there is a life outside of her small town of Gee's Bend. If you are looking for a good book to read, check this one out.
After we discussed the book, Pam served some yummy treats and I saw this pretty vignette in her breakfast room.
Pam's mother painted the wooden eggs. They are just lovely. Pam stitched the table cloth years ago. She purchased the stamped tablecloth while in Germany.
I could identify with young Ludelphia Bennett from Leaving Gee's Bend because I know what a solace stitching is for me and for all those ladies who are proud to call themselves Needleworkers.