". . .whatever caught Poebe Preble's fancy sooner or later managed to find its way inter her hands or her father's pockets. She soon had strings of silver and coral and little twinkling shells. There was even a string for me, of round red coral. . ." Hitty: Her First Hundred Years by Rachel Field
On a recent rainy day, I reread Hitty and fulfilled a girlhood wish to have coral beads. Of course, I don't think these beads are coral, but they answer for the picture in my mind. I've had the supplies for months, but I think the whole necklace cost something under $10, thanks to a coupon.
What's your favorite part in Hitty? If you haven't read it, you've got a treat ahead!
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."