A loyal reader who prefers you do not know that she reads "smut" has anonymously submitted the following for our consideration in the Aged Stitcher Count.
At the local store and post office, Mademoiselle Doritee, with her grey hair spiraling wildly and her pebble glasses glinting in the sun, hung her cross-stitched sampler of a village scene, inscribed with the slogan BIENVENUE AUX MARTENS on the glass door ....
Invitation to Provence by Elizabeth Adler, 2004.
Old Lady References: 2
Our intrepid reader gives us this further context, "The idea that she would pull together a sampler welcoming someone else to town (even if it is the town's founding family) on short-ish notice (ok, she had two months) is just absurd." Indeed it is, Intrepid Reader, indeed it is. But I like the idea of having wildly spiraling grey hair. I may cultivate the look.