Well folks, here it is.....the last of the totes for my etsy shop. I've used up all my "fillings" with this little spring bag. No one has bought one yet but I think I may just keep sewing and take all my projects to market this summer. This tote uses that green floral fabric you've been seeing over and over. I just love it. Since my ironing board cover is made from this fabric, the tote sort of disappeared when I tried to iron it. I've used some pink polka dot fabric as the accent. Flower seeds and gardening shears make the package complete.Good news on the home front (ok, the home selling front): We've come to an agreement about the fixing of things in the house. I've become locksmith, glazier and painter in the past month but it sure has saved a lot of money. This evening I boxed up Mike's records. Yes, you heard me correctly: records. They are the heaviest things I've carried down three flights of stairs in a LONG time. Now it is his job to go through them and decide which ones he can't live without. I'll have to show you all the records that are his. By his, I mean those that are his music and have his picture on them. Some of them are quite old. Maybe tomorrow.
Finally, I leave you with a quote. Prince Caspian the movie is coming out in May. I can't wait. I have assigned Nathan the book, one chapter at a time. He could read more than one chapter but I also have him writing a response to each chapter. You have no idea how long it took him to do the first. Not because he can't do it but because he thought he couldn't do it. That was part of my terrible day. Several hours later he did write a very nice response. He's been writing every day since with very little trouble. Ah, perseverance and patience.
Needless to say, I've been re-reading this book. I love the section where Aslan shows himself to Lucy but no one else and she tries to get all the children to believe her and to follow him even though they all think it is the wrong way. She allows the others to influence her and they all walk in the opposite way. Alsan shows himself to Lucy again and this is part of their conversation:
"I'm sorry," said Lucy, who understood some of his moods. "I didn't mean to start slanging the others. But it wasn't my fault anyway, was it?"
The Lion looked straight into her eyes.
"Oh, Aslan," Said Lucy. "You don't mean it was? How could I--I couldn't have left the others and come up to you alone, how could I? Don't look at me like that...oh well, I suppose I could. Yes, and it wouldn't have been alone, I know, not if I was with you. But what would have been the good?"
Aslan said nothing.
"You mean," said Lucy rather faintly, "that it would have turned out all right--somehow?"
I'll leave you with that. I hope you all will follow Aslan, even if it feels like you are alone. You are not. He is always with you.