Thursday, March 29, 2018

Book Club

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.

I asked if I could share it and she graciously allowed me to post photos here on the blog.

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.

Her stitching is perfection.

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.


Dianna said...

Arlene, thank you so much for sharing with us about your Book Club and the book that you and your friends read for the month. It does sound like a very good book.

Thank you also to Pam for allowing you to post pictures of her lovely vignette. What a treasure she has in the beautiful eggs that her mother painted! Amazing. The table covering is just as beautiful. When I spotted the shepherd I immediately thought of David and how he went from being a shepherd boy who slew Goliath to becoming King of Israel.

A lovely post.

Sandy said...

A book club would be so much fun. That table cloth is beautiful. I am not sure I have the patience for that, but I do love my stitching.

Robin in Virginia said...

What a beautiful table scene your friend set! Thank you for the book recommendation, Arlene.

Anonymous said...

What beautiful eggs, Arlene! Now is that a dough bowl similar to yours? Love the tablecloth too.

Terri D said...

The book sounds very good and I am always happy to get book reviews! The eggs and bunny in the wooden vessel are perfect for Easter! The tablecloth is lovely.

Mari said...

The tablecloth is so pretty and the eggs are a treasure! I love them in that wooden dish.