Turkey Tracks: “Knitting Myself to Peace”

Turkey Tracks:  January 21, 2015

“Knitting Myself to Peace”

The thing I love best about quilting, knitting, painting, writing, cooking, gardening, cleaning, etc., is using my hands.

But, hand sewing or knitting or feeding fabric through the sewing machine is deeply peaceful and calming to me.  I miss sewing so much on the days when I can’t carve out some time for it.  I always feel kind of “jangly,” as if, somehow, the sharp edges of the day never got soothed out.  Knitting comes a close second.

Friend Barbara Melchiskey sent me this piece by Sarah Smiley.  And, of course, I understood it and loved it.

I hope you do too.

And that you have something in your daily life that smooths the sharp edges.

Knitting myself to peace — Living — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine.

Interesting Information AND Quilting Information: Cotton + Steel

Interesting Information:  January 21, 2015

Cotton + Steel

I love stories, and this one is fascinating.

Five “bad ass” women.

Start a business.

RJR Fabrics LOVES THEIR WORK.

And let’s them do whatever they want.

Cotton and Steel — THE BITTER SOUTHERNER.

Even if you don’t sew, this story is really fun.

Enjoy!