Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Words of Wisdom

In the country life of America there are many moments when a woman can have recourse in nothing but her needle for employment. In a dull company, and in dull weather, for instance, it is ill-manners to read, it is ill-manners to leave them; no card-playing there among genteel people...the needle is then a valuable resource. A letter from Thomas Jefferson to his daughter, Martha-1787


  1. Cool! If Thomas Jefferson said it, I'm going to start pulling out my stitching when the company's boring :-)

  2. Ah, very true. I stitch in company. My company knows this :o)