It was about two weeks ago when I popped into a thrift shop up near the cozy cottage. While sifting through an assortment of old picture frames, I spotted this tucked away in the corner buried under a few inches of dust. I gently peeled back the paper-backing behind the frame and discovered it was in fact needlepoint and not a print. The price was $5 and the store owner agreed to $4 – sold.
In case you can’t read the image well, here’s what it says:
The Makins of a Good Country Marriage
First off, don’t be mule-headed.
Make the most of what ya got,
and the least of what ya’ve not
Give your love by the Bushel,
not the Cup.
What’s good for the goose,
is good for the gander.
Before you go to bed give your troubles to God.
He will be up all night, anyway.
I love the first line. It’s not only good advice, but it’s said in a way that makes me smile. This sweet little find currently hangs on a wall at the cozy cottage. I may bring it home, but it seems to fit there nicely.