Once we discover how to appreciate the timeless values in our daily experiences,
we can enjoy the best things in life.

[Jerome K. Jerome]

Forty years ago, a beau of mine gave me a gift—The Complete Encyclopedia of Needlework by Thérèse de Dillmont. I have no idea where he is now, but the book has been within reach of my chair ever since. Over the years, I’ve worked my way through it chapter by chapter and have taught myself almost everything in it. If I could own only one book in addition to my mama’s Bible, this would be my pick. The image above from the book shows how I cast on for socks. My cousin, Marilyn, sent me a link this morning to a site that offers the whole book online. Here it is: ENCYCLOPEDIA OF NEEDLEWORK By Thérèse de Dillmont. Enjoy.

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