If you want a golden rule that will fit everything, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.William Morris.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Yarn Along

It is Wednesday which means that Ginny at Small Things is having a link up for lovers of books and things made by knitting or crocheting. I do not get a chance to post every week but I try as much as I can to go there each week to see what others are reading and making. I have come across new  books to read and new projects to make or put on my "things to do in the future list
(me and my lists)
So the book I am listening to now is a true story that takes place during the Great Depression here in the States.

By Ted Gup: A Secret Gift: How One Man's Kindness--and a Trove of Letters--Revealed the Hidden History of the Great Depression First (1st) Edition

From Amazon a

Book Description

October 25, 2011
"A wonderful reminder that economic hardship can bring suffering but can also foster compassion and community." -The Boston Globe
In hard economic times like these, readers will find bestselling author Ted Gup's unique book uplifting as well as captivating. Inside a suitcase kept in his mother's attic, Gup discovered letters written to his grandfather in response to an ad placed in a Canton, Ohio, newspaper in 1933 that offered cash to seventy-five families facing a devastating Christmas. The author travels coast to coast to unveil the lives behind the letters, describing a range of hardships and recreating in his research the hopes and suffering of Depression-era Americans, even as he uncovers the secret life led by the grandfather he thought he knew.

I belong to a quilt group that meet at a local quilt shop which focus has been for the past few years the 1930's. We learn and do patterns that were popular during the 30's, in reproduction fabrics of the 30's. We also have a lesson/talk of something, someone, or some event that happened during the 1930's. So I find myself drawn towards history and stories of that time period. So when I was looking up Christmas stories that were written in or happened during the 30's, I had this one pop up. It is a wonderful story of one mans generously during the deepest depth of the depression. I would recommend this a must read for this Holiday season.

Now to what is on my needles and soon to be off my needles

is almost finished so it will be off my needles soon and then I plan on starting the little chicken ornament I found on Ravelry also.

aren't they the cutest

Thank you for stopping by, hope you are having a good day.

Katherine Hepburn


  1. ok the chicken is awesome! super cute.
    and yeah on the honey cowl, it looks good.

  2. Hi Kat - I just discovered your blog and joined as a follower. Love the stuff you are working on. I too am into knitting, quilting and cross stitch - I try to avoid cooking and cleaning as much as possible - LOL! I also have a thing for chickens and I love the ornamant -- can't wait to make one.


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