Monthly Archives: August 2012

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ALMOST BACK TO SCHOOL Emails from my sister started to trickle into my que while I was typing a reading report for Book Club. I’d hear the computer ding and click on the message. “Here are two photos of a … Continue reading

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RESCUE ME My mom, sisters and I like to browse through second-hand stores. They do it all the time. I’m a rather new shopper. I might have to stop because almost always I find a piece of needlework that must … Continue reading

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WHAT’S ON THE BACKSIDE ALSO COUNTS My friend’s sister runs an orphanage, and one of the skills they teach the children is needlework. Her sister sent me a beautifully hand-stitched kitchen towel, which is adorned with a strip of colorful … Continue reading

WRAPPED IN FRIENDSHIP

WRAPPED IN FRIENDSHIP

A friend came over yesterday to pass along something she found for me while she was on vacation.

She has seen me do a lot of needlework and sewing, so she brought me 3 meters of beautiful hand-dyed fabric.

“You can make a skirt,” she said. “This fabric feels wonderful when you wear it.”

This was the most thoughtful gift. Now I understand prayer shawls. Each time I wear the skirt, I will feel her friendship and kindness.

QUESTION: WHAT CAN YOU LEARN FROM A YEAR OF CRAFTING WITH FAMILY?
LESSON ON DAY 18: FABRIC CAN TRANSMIT A FEELING.

QUESTION OF THE DAY: Can we tell a person’s mood by what he or she is wearing?

PROGRESS: Another adult chef hat is made and listed on Etsy.

http://www.ChatterboxBeach.etsy.com

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A THIRST FOR QUIET My youngest son is developing a thirst for finding new things to do as the summer winds down. “Do you want to watch a movie together?” he asked me today as we ate our lunch in … Continue reading

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THE RIGHT GIFT BEGINS WITH THE RIGHT STORE Shopping for gifts on vacation proved difficult. My mom, sisters and I went to our favorite gift shops, but this year nothing jumped out as a good choice. Everything I gravitated toward … Continue reading

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WHERE IS THE STAPLER? I’m in the office doing paperwork and the stapler is missing. The handy tool belongs in the desk top drawer. “Has anyone seen the stapler?” I ask my sons, who are bowling on the Wii in … Continue reading

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DISTRACTED BY CHORES Vacation ended two days ago, and I haven’t done any crafting since I left my mom and sisters behind. Well, that’s not exactly true. On the seven-hour-plus train ride, I managed to knit five more dishcloths. The … Continue reading

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A GOOD BOX FOR SOMETHING My mother and I keep finding cute containers on sale that we want to fill. Last week, our interest was in a green box with a yellow lid that was adorned with daisies and a … Continue reading

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SCARF RESCUED IN THE RAIN I got a phone call that may have saved my Sashay scarf. A friend of my mom’s heard that I was struggling with the new yarn. She called the house right away with an offer … Continue reading