I’m a little late today chiming in on the Yarn Along with Ginny because I had to put a few finishing touches on a special someone I want you to meet.
You may have already met her in your childhood when you read one of the Beatrix Potter books. Do you remember The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle? ”
“when Lucie lost her handkerchiefs
she never imagined that her search would
end with a kindly washerwoman…”
Mrs. Tiggy-winkle was a hedgehog and she lived in a tiny country cottage. I didn’t meet her until I had my own children and when I read of her I was charmed by Beatrix Potter’s description of her “little black nose that went sniffle, sniffle, snuffle and her eyes that went twinkle, twinkle, twinkle.” Oh how I love twinkling eyes!
I love all the characters in the Beatrix Potter books but Mrs. Tiggy-winkle was one of my favorites.
I plan to give my granddaughter this wonderful series of books with their colorful characters who have the most charming names. I think I will bring her a Beatrix Potter book every time I visit starting with this one.
And now I would like you to meet someone I spent the last few days working on…..