Saturday, 21 February 2009

Thankyou, Dulce Domum!

Great excitement when the postlady came today - a parcel!! I have just won my first ever blog giveaway, and received a lovely gift from my blogfriend DD. I read her blog with great enjoyment, and she is full of nuggets of information about homekeeping in previous generations. Anyway, here are the contents of my parcel


  • A copy of "Home Chat" - a Ladies' Magazine from 1908 - lots in there to read and have fun considering women's lives a century ago.
  • A crochet pattern [with helpful instructions on 'how to crochet'] for making bags out of old plastic carriers. I have yet to master crochet, so this is a bit of an incentive.
  • A handknitted dishcloth - which almost feels too good to use!
  • A copy of Edith Schaeffer's "The Hidden Art of Homemaking". I read this back in about 1978, when it was relatively new, and I was newly engaged [and surprised to find a Christian book in my local library!] I shall really appreciate reading it again. Back in the 60's and 70's it was the thing in some circles to read the books by Edith's husband Francis. I even managed to get one as a school prize.

I remember that I greatly enjoyed the book first time round and it gave me lots of ideas - but also I recall deciding Edith must be an absolute saint if her husband really did preach sermons which usually lasted an hour or more [like me, she is a sermon-note-taker]. It will be good to see how my ideas have altered over the years [I still think that is too long for a sermon though. Bob's average time is twenty three minutes! And I have plenty of timed/dated notes to prove this]

What a lovely gift, and how generous of DD to celebrate her First Anniversary of Blogging like this.I shall have to give some thought to what I can do in March!


  1. You're very welcome. Enjoy learning to crochet!

  2. Oooh, I'm trying not to be jealous! :)


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