Before quilting or sewing, there was reading. And, while I do quilt and sew a lot, I really love to read.
Dickens is a favorite! Charles Dickens was born this day, February 7, in 1812, 200 years ago.
I re-read A Tale of Two Cities about every other year, just because it is so beautiful. “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times”–One of the great first lines in the history of literature.
Here are a few thoughts from Mr. Dickens:
The whole difference between construction and creation is this; that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists.
Cheerfulness and contentment are great beautifiers and are famous preservers of youthful looks.
Vices are sometimes only virtues carried to excess!
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
It sounds like he gets it. The essential soul of… a quilter.