Friday, November 11, 2011


Today is a great day to give the gift of warmth to those in need.   We traditionally, take coats, gloves and scarfs to a local thrift shop that gives to the poor. St Martin also, remembers our family with warm gifts.  This year it was hand knit red mittens for all.
Our breakfast table for the feast, even involved finding the hot cocoa mugs (not so easy) and serving red velvet cake.

You can read all about St Martin and learn about his devout life and service to the poor.

Friday, November 4, 2011

a stictch in time saves nine......

I recently had the opportunity to peek at this book, it is a delightfully illustrated reminder of days of yore. Taking me on a journey of women who use to pause prior to throwing away a ripped sock or torn dress.  It invokes simpler time when we did nto run to malls or shopping center, rather ran to our sewing baskets.........