Creative Hands: also the legacy of Great-Aunt Martha, Grandma Johnson, Mama Stephens, Great-Aunt Ollie, Grandmother Stephens, and my mother. Their hands were always busy, even in rest a basket sat nearby filled with yarn or quilt scraps or mending.
I learned to crochet when I was 12, made a huge yellow pillow for my bed. I made a dress the same year only through the patience of my mother who walked me through it step by painful step.
In retirement I’ve revived my joy in those skills. I have baskets and baskets of projects sitting around the house. Creating with my hands keeps me in touch with my roots and those creative women.
This basket is filled with the art made by hands of family members who no longer walk this earth. Memories and reminders of “where I’m from”.
I give thanks to the Creator for hands to crafting, stitching, knitting, crocheting, and creating family treasures.