176-A Quest!-Connecticut Yankee


Mother, knitter, spinner, writer, wife, weaver, host...not necessarily in that order...

3 Responses

  1. Julie D. says:

    Hi Heather … it figures that just at the time I couldn’t listen, you very kindly mentioned the upcoming Genesis reading. I am pleased to be able to say that I have permission from Robert Alter and his agent to read his translation (2007) specifically done from the original in order to be able to look at the book as literature. He also has plenty of contextual footnotes and I also will have a little to say … but overall it is going to be trying to see what the book of Genesis itself has to say to each of us individually and as a culture and a people that has been very influenced by it. If that all makes sense.

  2. Robin of CA says:

    I was surprised to hear that your SIL said not to use steam when you quilt.  As a loooong time quilter, well, steam has always been my friend!  Coincidently, I happened to catch a minute of Eleanor Burns tonight on some weird channel as she showed how to steam press your seams.  What probably got you in trouble with your crazy quilt was that you “ironed” instead of “pressed” – that will distort your fabric.

  3. Kristin says:

    Hi Heather,

    Would it be interesting to mention the upcoming Mark Twain autobiography? In his will, Twain instructed that the autobio  could only be published a century after his death –    Twain was concerned about the impact these volumes would have on his reputation. 


    The University of California Press will release volume 1 (of 3) in November 2010.  Early reviews mention a significant amount of never-published content, much of it passionate and uncensored.