Cindy dv is the winner of July's Common Thread Give-Away Drawing and will be receiving my special pincushion. Yes, Cindy, it is made of felted wool, sewn and embroidered (versus needle felted). Thank you all for leaving your comments and for visiting my website. I do hope you will all come back to visit me. If you weren't a winner this month, don't despair! Every month we have a free give-away gift and so there will be many opportunities in the future for you to win.
We never grew tired of listening to their stories. Many were repeated, but there was always something new to hear, no matter how many times you had heard them. I think my cousins and I wished we could have been one of the sisters and grown up on a farm as their stories were filled with rural adventures that us city kids missed out on.
It is no wonder that I ended up on a farm in Vermont, with one of my cousins in the rural countryside of Vermont as well. It was in our blood, and with it the love of stories and extended family, along with the blessings and sweetness of living in America.
Happy Independence Day to you all! May your holiday be celebrated with whoever is dear to you!