Friday, August 8, 2008

"The Knitting Girl" Adolphe-William Bouguereau (1825 - 1905)

Any woman who sews or knits, or weaves, blends colors in a tapestry or creates a patchwork quilt, knows by the feel that a single thread is weak but the weaving, the blending, the interwining with many others makes it strong.
Any woman alone without friends to sustain her, to nurture and support, to hold with loving arms, like a single thread, is weak. But the weaving, the loving, the nurturing of others, the networks of friendship makes her strong.
Barbara, 1994 The Kinship of Women (Maryjane's ideabook*cookbook*lifebook - MaryJane Butters)
We are all connected by virtue of our humanity. When surrounded by joy we can feel joy, when surrounded by despair we can feel despair. Let us be our "brothers keeper", spread our own measure of joy to those around us!
P.S. "Confetti Scarf" is on the way to Dishy! I will be making more scarves soon as it is a form of meditation for me...I already have one for every day of the week...email me if you would like one and we'll see what we can do!

7 comments:

persistentillusion said...

Wait...scarves? I thought it was hats!

Connie said...

Hayden, I am doing both...it justifies my need to watch bad television and feel good about it LOL

thedailydish said...

WOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW!!! That's IT! I am walking to the PO Box TODAY TOSEE IF IT'S HERE!!!!!!!!!! YOU ARE THE BESSSSSSSTTTTT!!!! xoxo

GrumpyAngel said...

Wow. This is beautiful. I'm glad I clicked over from someone else's blog. I hope you don't mind the intrusion.

Rosezilla said...

What a lovely picture, and inspiring message, too! Thanks for sharing it.

curlywurlygurly said...

i have a scarf i've been working on for 3 years. will you finish it for me? i always feel guilty sitting around knitting when i could be doing other things--like cleaning and organizing. :)

Connie said...

CWG: if you would get a t.v. you could justify bad television by being productive at knitting. LOL
Most of the time, I would rather read. The knitting comes and goes in "spells" Plus I have hired someone to clean and organize, it totally has me freaked out too!