Leo Tolstoy is one of my dad's favorites. Off and on over the past couple of years, I have been making my way through War and Peace. This book is about war, yes, but also a lot about marriage, which surprised me. I think I will probably start over, because curious Dancer Girl likes to remove bookmarks from any book I am reading. So over the past few years, I have been trying to make a habit of remembering the page number I am on. Well as you can guess, this doesn't work well for War and Peace. Maybe the next time I start I will keep a short journal of my progress. It took me many years to appreciate history, and now some of my favorite reading material are biographies. This site has wonderful photographs of Tolstoy, young and old, and pictures of his home. Anna Karenina is also one of my favorites.
On a completely different note, someday I will post pictures of some of my completed needlecrafts, mostly crochet, some sewing. I love to create with my hands, and mostly give away what I make. I have many works in progress at the moment....some current, some started years ago that I get out occasionally and work on. Little Sister Girl, Big Fat Kitty, and Dancer Girl LOVE to play with my yarn (while I am trying to work). As you can guess this makes progress slow. I am very proud, though, because my little Dancer Girl, wants to learn to crochet and asks to help every time. Needlecrafts will be a part of her education. Attention Motherkitty, be prepared! Your turn to teach her is next!