Tuesday, August 25, 2009

ADDENDUM!!

I've had so many nice comments about the photo on the header of my blog. It is a close up of "Miss Hathaway's Garden" by Marty Bell. It took several years to complete: talk about confetti!!!! And it's how I learned -the hard way- about gridding. It's my pride and joy. I'm glad you all like it.
I've managed to do a little reading. I re-read the Harry Potter series and, on a trip to Books A Million, found this little gem. It's titled A Rose for the Crown. It's by Anne Easter Smith. I'm a big history buff, especially British history. It's the story of Richard III ( you know: the guy who supposedly did away with his nephews so he could become king- the princes in the tower)  and the mistress who gave him his illegitimate children. It's well written, well researched. It gives another view of the famous -infamous?- bad guy. My jury is till out on that matter and, in this case, don't take Shakespeare's word for it! I need more info, but it seems that he may not be as bad as he's portrayed. There was even more info at the end of the book in the author's notes. We'll see....


I'm going to make another trip this Friday to purchase this one. It's the story of Margaret, Richard's sister.
Hopefully it will read as easily as the last one.
Also,the glass balls that I use for my TUSal were purchased at Hobby Lobby. They are actually Christmas ornaments. I just turned them upside down in the bowl so the hanger wouldn't be seen. I think they're also at Michael's. There are 3 sizes and I used the medium ornaments.
In the meantime, my grandkids (and my son and daughter-in-law!) are coming Friday. They are on the way to Tuscaloosa to see David's mother (97 and still going strong). So......I guess you all may be subjected to some of Mimi's photos next week. They are SO cute.
Until then, stay safe!

7 comments:

Carolyn NC said...

Hope you have a great time with your family!

Donna said...

Have a great time with those grandkids. And oh, yeah, your son and daughter in law too! LOL

Julie said...

Have a wonderful time with your family

Alice said...

The Richard mystery is a good one! I just read a good historical treatise wether Mary Queen of Scots was in on her husband's murder. I adore history, but it really makes me wish I could know what really happened....there is always so much conjecture. I currently have Miss Hathaway's Garden in my rotation and I am really enjoying it. Have a wonderful visit with your grandkids.

Siobhan said...

You'll have to read Philippa Gregory's "The White Queen". It is fictional, but it features Richard's older brother's wife, so Richard is a big part of the book. Enjoy the time with your family!

Carolyn NC said...

I left you an award - see my blog for details when you can. :)

Duchess of Tea said...

Hello darling, thank you for visiting my cottage and for the sweet comment you left behind, much appreciated. I am here for a visit and I must say you have a fascinating blog, full of interesting posts and lovely photos. Darling, I just link your blog to mine and joined you followers. I will visit you again.

Love & Hugs
Duchess ♥♥♥