Secondly, I'm sure some of you will have already read this in the Sunday Times Magazine but I was so amazed and touched by this "Life in the Day" article about Alice Hertz-Sommer that I wanted to share it. Alice is a Holocaust survivor and saw both her mother and her husband taken to camps, never to see them again. This amazing lady is 104 years old, she lives alone and cooks for herself. She walks twice a day (she used to swim 20 lengths a day until she was 97) and plays the piano daily. Obviously she is blessed to have her health and be of sound mind but nevertheless she is still extraordinary.
Photograph by Sam Holden
She is pictured in front of a portrait of her son, Raphael who died in 2001. It was her finishing words that made such an impression on me - "Every night, when I go to sleep, I think I've had another wonderful day, and tomorrow I will repeat it all over again." Her joy for life shows in her beautiful face (there's michief there too I think!) A lesson there for us all!
Not much else to share today - I've been sewing but nothing I can show you as I've been working on my Valentine swap, a couple of surprises and my 100th post giveaway and I don't want to spoil the surprises for the recipients. A little glimpse of the giveaway perhaps... I've been making something from this lovely Martha Negley cake fabric (another Liberty purchase), some unusual shot silk that came from India (you can just about see the purple running through the brown) and some woven cake ribbon by lfn textiles. More about this tomorrow...