by: www.OfficeJax.Has.It The online surplus outlet store home and office desks partitions furniture ps3 bicycles jewelry diecast models and collectables
We would like to thank the local libraries, schools, and universities for recommending students to visit us when doing research on any of our information topics.
Idle Hands Beget The Devils Work
As a southern girl, sewing was a rite of passage. You never questioned if you should learn, it was a matter of when. Though I possess the skill, it was rarely put to use. One day, while shopping for a quilt, I went back to my roots.
Searching for a quilt with an ethnic feel, I went to several department stores. I found nothing that appealed to my sense of color, style and culture - nothing that spoke to my soul. So, I gave up, went to an African fabric store, selected fabrics, and made my own.
As a child in rural Alabama, this routine restored memories of the first quilt I ever made. I was nine and in fourth grade. Around this time, my grandmother made a quilt for each of her grandchildren as a Christmas gift. Now, my nephew of nine sleeps on that same quilt. Tattered and re-stitched in several places, it remains a familial favorite.
While making my most recent quilt, I rediscovered that quilting is more than sewing, it's a bond from generation to generation. Wrapped in my grandmother's gift, I feel her presence. Hair askew, laughing in her lap, I'm nine again, with all its incumbent joys.
Cutting and stitching, there is a powerful rebirthing of a time gone by - the smell of honeysuckle on a fence, the clang of cow bells heard from the field, watermelon juice circling the curve of a sticky, ashy elbow.
I am convinced that if today's youth were taught to occupy their hands with more than buttons on a video game, they would learn patience, pride, and develop confidence. And just maybe, we would have fewer troubled youth today. As Grandma used to say, "Idle hands beget the devil's work."
At nine, you don't relate to that sentiment. But as I designed, cut, and sewed, the hours zoomed by. I felt as if I was lost in a good book, only I decided the characters, the plot, the ending.
Now that Zola (my sewing machine) has unleashed her magical powers, she refuses to occupy her once familiar place in the bottom of my old college trunk. She sits atop her new surroundings proudly, beckoning me, as if to admonish my idle hands.
There are days when I tell Zola to leave me alone, but in no time at all the fabrics in all their fanciful colors and patterns beckon, and we are one again, creating in unison, literally sewing the seeds of our destiny.
This article courtesy of http://www.timelessquilting.com. You may freely reprint this article on your website or in your newsletter provided this courtesy notice and the author name and URL remain intact.
Yuwanda & Cassandra Black are the owners of EthnicHomeDecor.com. Ethnic Home Decor offers soft home furnishings with ethnic themes at affordable prices.
MORE RESOURCES updated Wed. October / 23 / 2019
HOBBY LOBBY - Ad from 2019-10-20 | Arts, Crafts, Hobbies & Toys Rapid City Journal
St. Olaf Holiday Craft Fair | Crafts and hobbies Madison.com
Good Morning: Homemakers sponsor Craft Expo The Herald Bulletin
PWP Art Studio - Ad from 2019-09-26 | Crafts, Hobbies & Toys Auburn Citizen
Embroidered Pet Portraits | Crafts and hobbies Madison.com
SPIRIT OF PEORIA - Ad from 2019-10-21 | Arts, Crafts, Hobbies & Toys Bloomington Pantagraph
Hobbies Help Me Cope with the Mental Challenges of Juvenile Arthritis Juvenile Arthritis News
Youth Rising open house & fall fundraiser Klamath Falls News
GOOD NEWS: Fair Creative Arts Results Odessa American
LIBRARY SHELF Stillwater News Press
Boho Feather Wall Hanging | Crafts and hobbies Madison.com
Sharon L. Miller Sandusky Register
The Productive Hobby Trap PsychCentral.com
Kids Spend Their Day Off At Craft Camp FOX 21 Online
People have been making up to $100,000 off 'coin hunting'—here's how the highly unusual hobby works - CNBC
People have been making up to $100,000 off 'coin hunting'—here's how the highly unusual hobby works CNBC
Bored? Check out these inexpensive hobbies Jill Lopez
Obituary: Joan S. Tripp Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
Hobbycraft set to open in Exeter Radio Exe
Community Calendar | News, Sports, Jobs Evening Observer
The best craft kits for adults who want to learn a new hobby Business Insider
Felicity Huffman's two week sentence at 'Club Fed' prison slammed as a 'vacation from life' - Daily Mail
Felicity Huffman's two week sentence at 'Club Fed' prison slammed as a 'vacation from life' Daily Mail
New fundraiser to support programs and services of Buckham West Southernminn.com
Halloween events around the region Johnson City Press (subscription)
Libraries in Weston-super-Mare encouraged locals to try new hobbies | Latest Weston-super-Mare and Somerset news - Weston Mercury
Libraries in Weston-super-Mare encouraged locals to try new hobbies | Latest Weston-super-Mare and Somerset news Weston Mercury
Mary Oliver and the Art of Observation in Nature - 4 week class (Register by Thursday, October 10) - Madison.com
Mary Oliver and the Art of Observation in Nature - 4 week class (Register by Thursday, October 10) Madison.com
Friends of the Library York News-Times
Best Children's Craft and Hobby Books Chicago Parent
Hobby Lobby will be coming to Chico Chico Enterprise-Record
Celebrate Decades of Fun With Dan's Crafts & Things Spectrum News
Hobbies shared in public craft store in Elyria | Lorain County The Morning Journal
Hobby Lobby to open store in Marshall | News, Sports, Jobs Marshall Independent
Rockingham Plan Your Week Oct. 20-26 | Calendar Greensboro News & Record
We visited Hobby Lobby and Michaels to see which was a better arts-and-crafts store, and there was an obvious winner - Business Insider
We visited Hobby Lobby and Michaels to see which was a better arts-and-crafts store, and there was an obvious winner Business Insider
Reducing Depression with Hands-On Activities PsychCentral.com
Humanities, crafts aren’t ‘hobbies’ Pune Mirror
13 Hobbies That Can Make You Money WomansDay.com
Bringing creativity and crafts to Cass City Huron Daily Tribune
Hobby Lobby's Greeneville opening set for Monday Johnson City Press (subscription)
I like crafting Newsday
Hobby Lobby opens in New Iberia KATC Lafayette News
This n That Lewiston Sun Journal
Hobby Lobby crafting a new store at Thunderbird Mall Hibbing Daily Tribune
De Anda: Picking up new hobbies this summer Iowa State Daily
5 Southern Art Forms Making a Comeback StyleBlueprint
5 craft hobbies to try BT.com
Hobby Lobby Store Coming to Thunderbird Mall FOX 21 Online
25 Crafts to Make and Sell for Profit Small Business Trends
Hobby Lobby opens in West Allis Milwaukee Business Journal
Hobby Lobby seeks employees The Robesonian
Hobby Lobby opening soon in JC, Greeneville up next Johnson City Press (subscription)
New life for empty store: Hobby Lobby coming to Franklin Daily Journal
Fall special interest classes set at Co-Lin Natchez - Mississippi's Best Community Newspaper | Mississippi's Best Community Newspaper - Natchez Democrat
Fall special interest classes set at Co-Lin Natchez - Mississippi's Best Community Newspaper | Mississippi's Best Community Newspaper Natchez Democrat
Hobby Lobby's Johnson City location expected to open in mid-August - Johnson City Press (subscription)
Hobby Lobby's Johnson City location expected to open in mid-August Johnson City Press (subscription)
Junior Crafts Vibrant, Affordable Needlepoint Art The Emory Wheel
Club refurbishing model airplane as tribute to late Seymour man Seymour Tribune
Gilded Agate Coaster Making | Crafts and hobbies Madison.com
The Importance of Distraction for Kids with Juvenile Arthritis Juvenile Arthritis News
7 Hobbies and Creative Arts That Don't Involve a Screen My Modern Met
Hobby Lobby grows across America: photos, review Business Insider
Craft & Hobby Market provides crafting variety Columbus Telegram
Planet Fitness coming to Sandy Plaza; Hobby Lobby is potential tenant The Courier-Express
Hobbies & Crafts 2015: Spinning a Good Yarn Publishers Weekly