Back to very cold days. We have had warmer temperatures with no sun, rain, freezing rain, and now back to -22C. This has created crazy driving conditions - school bus cancellations, folks not getting to work, and mostly chaos. I have been staying home.
I cancelled a visit to a sewing center to test out a walking foot for my vintage Bernina 830 record. I hope to get there by the end of the week.
I finished this book on the weekend. The Brushstroke Legacy by Lauraine Snelling is a story of painting which crossed several generations. The main characters Ragni Clauson is the modern day women working for an advertising agency with the pressures that come with it. Nilda Torkalson lived in the 1900s in the family cabin and she is Ragni's great-grandmother.
Ragni goes to the family cabin with her 15 year old niece Erika to assess the required repairs and ensure the minimum is done to save the building. They will camp on the property for the first while till the cabin can be camped in.
The neighbour Paul Heidelborg has been keeping an eye on the place and was the one to advise the cabin needed attention.
The girls get back to nature, clear the tall grass, fix some windows and the roof to ensure it is critter proof, remove the rust from the cast iron stove in the cabin. During the process both reconnect with painting and discover some rosemaling painted in the cabin by Nilda.
Mr Petersen has asked for a supplies list for a trip to town. She faces her fears and makes a good list for staples, laundry supplies, and pencils and paper. She will at least be able to drawing until she gets paid and can buy paints.
Another story with story female characters who grow, find their way and eventually thrive. Loved the book and would recommend it.