Sunday, March 2, 2014

Lovely Video on the value of making things by hand

My friend and fellow-quilter Judy Speezak brought this video to my was posted by public radio talk show host Krista Tippit on her "On Being" blog and features Renate Hiller, the fiber artist, talking about how creating useful and beautiful things with our hands connects us to each other and increases our awareness and mindfulness. Since I'm a yoga teacher and practitioner as well as a quilter, it was right up my alley.  Click here to watch the 4-minute video.
     I'm so pleased to report that I was one of the winners of the bead-on-a-string blocks in the Block Lotto drawing for March. Woo hoo! These are interesting blocks. It's a little hard to imagine how I'll use them---but maybe they'd make an interesting border? I'm looking forward to playing with them when they arrive.
    I neglected to post a photo of the last 4 blocks I made, so here it is:
Thanks for visiting, and stay warm. Here in NYC we're getting very tired of the cold, and more than a little grumpy. Another 8 to 12 inches of snow is supposed to start falling later this afternoon. Enough!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing the link to the video–I loved it–and congrats again on winning the February lotto blocks. I have no doubt you will use them in some interesting way.