‘Tis a gift to be simple. The Amish people have always fascinated me and I loved this book, which is book 3 of The Rose Trilogy. Unfortunately, I hadn’t read the first two books, but that didn’t really matter as this book stands on it’s own and enough information was given about past events to be able to understand what is going on with the characters. Rose is the main character, a devout Amish young woman, who feels she might end up never marrying. The Amish usually marry in their late teens and she must be around 20 to 21. She is happy living on the family farm with her parents and grandparents and she handles a lot of the household chores as her mother is paralyzed from the waist down due to a buggy accident. Eventually, her brother and sister-in-law introduce her to a nice eligible Amish man who lives five miles from her and they start going out on buggy rides. She wants to stay true to her Amish beliefs and is unhappy when she finds out that her boyfriend is enjoying some worldly pleasures such as owning a car. Rose and her family go through many trials and tribulations during the course of this book. The simple life can become as complicated as the life of the English people. The story comes together nicely and I don’t want to give it away, so I will just recommend this book to you. I received this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for writing a review.
Sunday morning we discovered that someone had smashed out the driver's side window of our truck and stolen a tool box and our camera. What a bum deal! At first we didn't realize that our camera had been in the truck also, but it dawned on us the next day. So, I scanned these pictures.
We have been busy looking for a 5th wheel camper and Monday we found one! Yesterday, we picked it up. In the mean time, I decided it was about time I used this camping fabric (which I bought in California in June) and I made new pillowcases for our new (to us) 5th wheel.
I had found a piece of some other camping fabric, so I am making a table topper with the camping fabric in the center. I scanned it below so you can see what the fabric, corners and borders look like.
You can see 2/3 of this little item. It is a toilet tank topper! I made one of these for my bathroom earlier this year and now I made this one for the guest bathroom, which is decorated in a patriotic theme.
I also made several other sawtooth stars - they and the ones above measure 4" from point to point. I love these stars.
Today will be another busy day. We're going to take a bunch of stuff out to our new camper and try to figure out what other things we might need. I plan to make new curtains for the bedroom. The colors in the camper are grey and beige, so I need to look at my stash to see what I can come up with for curtains. Maybe something with a little color to it! We want to give it a test run next week for a few days. I can't wait to see Jonah's reaction when we take it to his house!