Friday, February 26, 2010

The Work of Human Hands

My daughter-in-law, Lindsay, sent me a link to five insightful essays on sewing and knitting which were a special feature on NPR's "This I Believe" project, published the week of Feb.1, 2010. The 'This I Believe' project encourages people to
write and share essays that describe the core values that guide their daily lives.

Five women shared essays on the rich personal experience that sewing and knitting provides in their lives. Many of their words truly resonated with me--they expressed some of my own feelings about the importance of creation and of keeping faith with tradition in our own way, and the continuity I feel with generations of women who used the resources they had, in their lives and times, to improve life and to create something beautiful.

I want to share one of the essays, found at this link. The others can be found at the "This I Believe" link above, under 'special features'. They enriched my life!


  1. Thanks for sharing the link. I'm headed over.

  2. Wow! What an incredible essay. Thanks for passing on the This I Believe links. It really took me back to my childhood and makes me so thankful I had ladies in my life to teach me the art of sewing and quilting. Now I'm teaching my kids and teaching students as well.

  3. that essay is lovely my granny is super woman with some wool either a hook or needles!!! x


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