The Gentle Art of Domesticity. Have you heard of this book by Jane Brocket of Yarnstorm? If you have, bless you. If you have not, listen to me very carefully. Run, don't walk to your local bookstore and search for this book. I've been wanting to purchase it for quite a while, and finally saw it at a bookstore this weekend. It was the only one left, and it was calling to me. "Take me hooooome.." it said. I don't often buy books from the bookstore. I usually look through the books I'm interested in and then buy them online at a much cheaper price. But this one I had to bring home. It's amazing. Jane is amazing.
This is not a book of patterns. It's a book of inspiration, and where to find it. Jane is a great writer. This girl's got smarts. She covers everything that has to do with the 'gentle arts', and how valuable and enriching they are to our lives. I can't say enough about this book. It's got tons of information, and really makes me feel good about the time and thought that I put into creating for my home and family. Whether I'm stitching a quilt, knitting socks, baking bread or scrubbing the floors. It's all meaningful, the large jobs and small.
And how could you not like a book that has a recipe in it for yummy Fairy buns?
These were quick, simple, and fun.
My own little domestic artist in the making gave me one of her specially made bookmarks for my new book.
Thank you all so much for the kind words, thoughts and prayers for my sister's baby boy. He is continuing to recover. I think I better get working on a special quilt just for him. He deserves something extra warm and cozy for all he's been through, and for his poofy cheeks.
Here's to the Gentle Arts. x