135–Time! Where Hast Thou Gone?


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

5 Responses

  1. Ceci says:

    I’m reading a biography of the Peabody sisters of Salem, Mass. It’s by Louise Hall Tharp and was written in 1950. I must have one of the original editions. It belonged to my mother in the 50’s. There were 3 Peabody sisters named Elizabeth, Mary and Sophia. Elizabeth was a friend of the Alcotts and Beth Alcott was named for her. She was also one of the original feminists. Mary married Horace Mann, who founded Antioch College. Sophia married Nathaniel Hawthorne. Elizabeth got Hawthorne a job at the Customs House when he became engaged to her sister, as he and his family had very little income. I haven’t finished the book, but am finding it very interesting. I looked on Amazon and there is a reprint of this book available as well as another about these sisters by another author. Tharp did extensive research, which is evident in the footnotes she includes in the book. I like the footnotes, because it tells exactly where she got the information and lends more credibility to the book. I tend to read biographies with a bit of scepticism, so I like to know when there are letters and accurate documents used as sources.

    On another topic, I just finished a class in rosemaling and have posted a picture of my project, not quite finished, on my blog.


    I’m enjoying The Scarlett Letter as I have enjoyed all your podcasts, Heather. I tried posting this on the Drop-IO site, but it didn’t work.


  2. Barb says:


    The ‘idle hands’ quotation is definitely not just a comment from your grandparents. It was in common use in Georgia when I was growing up (50’s). And like you, I’m always doing something.

    And in follow-up to the book review by Becky, Franklin Habit of the Panopticon blog does modern versions of very old knitting patterns for some issues of Knitty.


  3. Nancy Miller says:

    Heather- I can fix the wine problem!! I had a great time at MDSW. I was sorry I did not get a chance to say goodbye. Each time I listen to the podcast I am reminded of how generous you were with your time- even at the crack of dawn!! Best of luck at sock summit. I want to hear all the details. Take care!

    PS- love the new site. You did a great job!

  4. Amanda says:

    Out of wine! I know what thats like. You must fix that before you fix anything else 🙂

  5. Jennifer says:

    I’m in the middle of listening to the episode – had to take a break. I really liked your commentary about Twitter, texting and such.