I have received some of the season's first gifts already from my sweet friend Dessi. Dessi and I have rather mirror-image experiences. She moved from a village in Europe (Bulgaria) to homestead and homeschool in the States. I moved from a stateside homestead to a European village. We share a love for all things old school and old world. When she shared with me she had been writing stories of lesser known saints I was so very excited. When I held the most recent story in my hands I was even more excited to see another familiar name on the cover, Kimberlee's daughter Lydia Grace.
These picture books are such a lovely way for us to begin a quiet season, reading and learning together. They are genuine, written by a mother's hand. Dessi's voice rings out through the pages and I imagine her by her own hearth with her children gathered around listening to her stories.
And Lydia Grace? This is a brilliant pairing. Could there be a more creative family than this? Such pure, sweet talent. I have enjoyed seeing Kimberlee's family create peace and beauty over the years. I expect we will see great things from this little girl.
I hope you are busy reading and crafting wherever you are. May I suggest: