I’ve always loved snails and have been reading a wonderful book, The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating, by Elisabeth Tova Bailey which relates the sudden onset of a woman’s strange illness, and her relationship with a tiny gastropod. Her sickness forever changes the course of her life, transforming her from an active outdoor woman to an invalid confined indoors. When a visiting friend gives her a tiny terrestrial snail found by chance on a walk, she starts to explore the vast mysteries of a much smaller world than the one she had always inhabited. The book speaks to the power of accepting change without accepting defeat, and of the worlds around us which might never be noticed without a disruption in our “regular” lives. ISBN: 978-1-56512-606-0
The Snail Sampler combines my love of snails with Theresa Heine’s lovely, onomatopoeic verse, and beautiful flosses from The Gentle Art http://www.thegentleart.com/ga/home.ASP It is under my copyright and free for your personal, non-commercial use only. The design contains six special stitches and is 140 w by 188 stitches h.
PS Earlier today 03-15, WordPress gave me a few “possibly related” links to this post, and one of them, Snail’s Pace, http://snailspacepaper.com is definitely a blog worth visiting. The recent post, Slow-Down Therapy is good Lenten food for thought.