For one of my book clubs, I recently read (most of) When Everything Changed by Gail Collins. Fascinating history. It reinforces why my mother went to seminary in her 60s and why my mother-in-law asks me when I'm going to get my master's degree. I finished up a dishcloth during discussion.
For the other book club, I read The Help by Kathryn Stockett. I liked it because it included lots of domestic details; in fact, I wanted to bring you a quote, but in the heat of reading (it lured me into staying up til 1am one night finishing it!) I didn't write it down and then I forgot and returned the book to the library. The book is about "the help" (black maids) in the 1960s in Mississsippi. Fortunately for my budget, I was able to check both books out of my library.
I am a wife and mother of two. I am a stay-at-home mom, part time cookbook editor, a Mennonite, and a city dweller. I like to make things (see the blog categories below). This blog is a record of what I make and the ways I try to be thrifty. Welcome!
"Thrift is the really romantic thing; economy is more romantic than extravagance...thrift is poetic because it is creative; waste is unpoetic because it is waste...if a man could undertake to make use of all the things in his dustbin, he would be a broader genius than Shakespeare."