I think I may have a few too many teapots. I don't often make time for tea, but I do adore cute pots!
Within the last ten years, nice people have gifted me with teapots. Today, I found time (ha, ha, I'm not that busy) to arrange some of my teapots after running them through the dishwasher due to their heavy coat of house dust.
The first two teapots in the front are "one cuppers" and Kelli picked them out then, using Bill's credit card, purchased them for ME! The small one on the right is a gift from a Korean church. Bill helped them with camp.
Last night, I didn't sleep well AGAIN. I really need Bill to come home. Even though I bought a four-inch memory foam pad for our bed (it is just too hard) I still am not sleeping well. I feel like I'm falling out of bed and the smell of the foamy thing is just a tiny bit creepy. Oh well, I'm sure when Bill returns, I'll be fine. Anyway, I decide to have a quiet "putt putt" kind of morning due to my lack of rest. I went down to the basement (yeah, we're not calling it my studio yet) and straightened my books a bit. Here are all my writing books - not the teacher writing books - the grown up writing books.
Yes, and because one of my interests is the possibility of losing weight and having a fit body (emphasis on POSSIBILITY) I have collected some wonderful and sensible books about eating and I like to LOOK at the books.
Here are some inspirational books. Gigi sent me The Gentle Art of Domesticity, introducing me to Jane Brocket! LOVE THIS! I've always liked to read Alexandra Stoddard's stuff. She's a decorator and a writer. I love Living a Beautiful Life. The Psalms, Jesus, and Epistles books are suggestions from my mother. She introduced them to me. Thanks, Mama.
I've gone through happy periods when I pursued knowledge regarding organization. I hope the information in these books has found a spot in my storehouse of background knowledge. That was my goal! Notice the Kathleen Norris books. Amazing Grace and The Cloister Walk are both fascinating.
Here are a few thought provoking books that sort of sang to me. I could revisit them again and again. They're deep.
Kind of appropriate that this photo turned out fuzzy, because this little line up of Shakespeare and such requires complete quiet and concentration. No multi-tasking allowed. I can't multi-task anyway. I really can't.
I wonder if Laura Ingalls Wilder had any idea when she wrote these stories (with a pencil and a yellow tablet) that they would become so well loved. I used to read them every year. My favorite is The Long Winter.
The knitting books. I love knitting books more than I love knitting. Knitting in America by Melanie Falick was my first. The pictures are lovely and the profiles of American knitters - inspiring.