Here she is....the beautiful Amy Barickman. Look at all the scrumptious fabric and old textiles in the background. I feel like we are kindred sisters....but after all that is what blogland does for your soul. It really does make you reach into your very core and let's you exude you. People get you out in blogland. Her new book.... Vintage Notions gives a huge history lesson in the way of life that paved the way for the creators of today. How we got to where we are was driven by a lady that inspired Amy and when you read this book....will inspire you too. Meet the inspiring lady....Mary Brooks Picken.
Mary Brooks Picken was born in 1886 and from an early age was taught by her grandmother to sew. She paved the way for women to enter college and learn. She inspired women to be the best that they could be and gave them inspiration to run their households with the up most care. Making your bed daily....something that has was taught to me by my grandmother....who probably read or was taught by her mother.....who did read Mary's book!!! I am just sure of it.
Here is the inspirational book that changed Amy Barickman's life. Thimblefuls of Friendliness....written by Mary Brooks Picken in the 1920's. One woman's everyday philosophy....that is still true today.....some 90 years later. So I hope that you are inspired to read Vintage Notions....and have enjoyed my little book review. I hope that you have an artfully, creative & inspiring day.....and don't forget to make your bed!!!!