But this was where she was happiest... She walked into her empty sitting-room and closed the door behind her, the better to relish that sweet solitude which to her was the breath of life.
(from No Holly for Miss Quinn by Miss Read)
Hmmm. What to do in those precious times of solitude? Read to be inspired? Crochet? Ponder the next project?
All while lingering over a soothing hot beverage, of course, perhaps in a Royal Doulton "Clovelly" demitasse cup:
Below is the Winter issue of The Cottage Journal. Although this issue's decor was mostly a bit masculine for my personal taste, I've really been enjoying this "newish" shelter magazine.
Maybe a book from Victoria will give me the inspiration I seek:
And a pretty box ...
filled with buttons might lead to something creative:
I love fine crochet work. The few old issues of Magic Crochet I inherited have some lovely pieces in them.
I have the hooks; just need to pick a pattern and commit to the project.
(from Village Diary by Miss Read, 1957)
"... but with God all things are possible."
Have a blessed weekend full of simple pleasures and wonderful possibilities,
Linking to Sandi's HOME party at Rose Chintz Cottage. Please visit her lovely blog!