Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Warm Woolen Mittens

My mittens have arrived. They are warm, cozy, soft aplaca yarn. I love them!
My friend Andrea called Saturday afternoon and said she would be able to deliver my mittens after supper. Around seven o'clock she and her husband arrived at the door. Years ago James worked with Lee at a cabinet shop in Rochester and Andrea homeschooled her children a few years back. We invited them in and had a very nice visit over tea and a cinnamon streusel loaf I had baked.
In the course of our visit Andrea asked if I had ever read "Hinds' Feet on High Places" by Hannah Hurnard. I smiled and said, "Yes." It seems Andrea had wanted to read the book but couldn't find her copy. She had looked high and low throughout her house, but to no avail. Well, about twelve years ago, when I was facing an emotional struggle, one of the women I knew had given me this little book to read. It was tucked away in my upstairs closet. We went up to find it and I handed it to Andrea. Inside the front cover was Andrea's name. She had forgotten all about ever having given me the book. We laughed about it and she tucked it into her purse to take home. And, before they left, a couple jars of apple butter found their way out of the jelly cabinet and into Lee's possesion. It was a nice evening with friends.


  1. that's funny!

    So...did you like the book? I read it and it meant so much to me about 8 years ago.

  2. That is too funny!
    A very similar thing happened here not that long ago. :P Oops!
    BUT - you having it kept it safe for her all those years, huh!♥

  3. She had given me the book, said I didn't need to return it, so I never did. But, yes, I did keep it safe for her.

  4. Priscilla, I never finished the book. My mind was way to overwhelmed at the time, but I did read most of it. Someday I'll have to find another copy and finish.

  5. Maybe you could borrow it from Andrea when she's done reading it! ;)

  6. I read Hind's Feet on High Places way back when T and I were roommates. I also read her book A Hearing Heart which made a big impact on me too.

    I'm so glad you got your mittens. They look very cozy. :o)

  7. Those mittens look awesome!!!!!