"Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers." ~ Charles W. Eliot
"This is my invariable advice to people: Learn how to cook - try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all have fun!" ~ Julia Child
"She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain." ~ Louisa May Alcott

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Books and real life.....

Sometimes reading a book brings things to mind in my home. This is my antique cradle. I handmade a ticking mattress for it and a tiny quilt. The quilt was sewn from tiny cut off corners of another quilt that would normally be thrown away.

Why did I think of this cradle and quilt you ask? Because of this book quote...

" 'Er ladyship will be pleased to lend ee two truckle-beds, two goose-feather mattresses, an' two patchwork counterpanes. I be to take the trap to the manor this afternoon an' Moses Glory Glory Alleluja will give 'em to me."

When I read this in my current book Linnets and Valerians by Elizabeth Goudge, I just had to share it with you.

Happpy reading!


Nancy said...

Oh, this guy cannot talk to well can he. haha
Your quilt and cradle are very cute, I know, cause I saw them. Happy reading. I am reading a book now by Fern Michaels. It is the second book of a series and I did read the first one. When I got it from the library, I didn't even realize it.
It is called Late Edition.
Love you, Mom

Elizabethd said...

...and I thought I had read everything of hers....but had never come across that one.