A reader wants to know where I find embroidery transfers. Surely everyone knows about Aunt Martha.
And then there is that phenomena that occurs when people know you do that type of thing. I've had people unearth all kinds of old patterns and give me copies. You might try ebay, too. From there you'll find people who have shops with all kinds of interesting things in them. I like to window shop.
Speaking of hobbies:
I understand that one of your favorite hobbies is patron saint matching; I could use your help with this. My husband is going through RCIA and is in need of a patron saint. He is a wonderful father, loves to study theology, play music... he also volunteers to lead music at a Christian 12 step recovery program (in his younger days, he was an addict himself). He has been debating between St. Michael, St. Thomas Aquinas, and St. Augustine, as well as a few others.
Any suggestions from you would be greatly appreciated!
Well, St. Augustine was a father, too. And a party animal in his youth. And talk about studying theology! Doctor of the Church, anyone?
He said things like: "Lord, make me chaste, but not yet."
And this gem that the AA crowd would surely appreciate: "Complete abstinence is easier than perfect moderation."
And here's a flash for you, St. Augustine was struggling with surrendering to the Christian ideals his mother held out to him. One night he heard a child singing, and the song stuck with him. When he returned home he opened to the New Testament to read a passage from Paul: (Romans 13: 13-14) "Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying; but put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, in concupiscence."
I think that's a pretty good match, don't you? St. Augustine has everything in there, even music as an inspiration for goodness and staying on the right path.
Bonus! Like RCIA converts, St. Augustine was baptized on Easter Sunday!