I picked this book up at the library a few weeks ago and briefly paged through it. This morning, I settled in on the couch (up far too early again) and gave it a read. I do love the idea of using fabric and thread to record memories and made a list of ideas to try before I return the book.
I did a search to find out more about the author and found some good articles about stitch artists. And I spent a bit of time catching up with this beautiful blog. But now it is time to move into this day and hope for some stitching time this weekend.
P.S. it is a few weeks away but you might want to visit Michelle and read about her upcoming workshop. Another way to stitch up some memories and stories with paper and pen.
I don’t often reread books but this author is an exception. I have read and reread each of his books. And then I sometimes listen to the audio version. I first read Being Mortal in 2014 and began recommending it to everyone. Recently, our family has been faced with helping dad make some next step decisions. I kept thinking back to this book, finding guidance in Gwande’s research and stories. Over the weekend, I downloaded the audio book and have been soaking up his wisdom.
My knitting is also a re-do. I knit this little hat for our tiny person but it was a bit short and I knew it would not last long. So last night I pulled out the top section and added a few more inches. The yarn is very soft and the colors actually match his quilt – not planned. It is a simple knit3 pearl1 pattern and was a quick fix. I have been working on my Annabel and have made good progress on the body. Just the kind of back and forth knitting my brain needs right now.
Happy Wednesday. I am looking forward to our first book group meeting tonight. We will be reading and discussions Scouting the Divine over the next few weeks. Another book I have now read twice. Hmmm?
Sharing with Ginny and Frontier Dreams today.