I am back from a weekend away in the woods with a group of amazing women. We share a large cabin with a wood stove, kitchen and bunk beds. Knit, read, walk, talk and laugh... a lot. Disconnected from Internet service and the constant demands of family life and obligations.
There are a lot of things I do not like about the idea of organized religion but there are many things that are nothing short of beautiful gifts sent from above when you are a part of a congregation of any type. I was not raised in this church but came here in an effort to find a place where my less conservative views about Christianity would be appreciated and where my husband would feel comfortable. I now find myself a part of an entirely new family of soul-sisters. Women who listen, laugh, cry and enjoy one another. Being an only child, I never realized how much I missed not having a sister until I was able to witness my own daughters' relationships. I think it is very important that women find other women that they can connect with. It has taken me a lifetime to seek out healthy friendships with other women and I find myself in a time in my life that I am so blessed to have found many...
While on our retreat, we taught ourselves to Arm Knit. We were quite proud to say the least :)
A few of us also worked on clips to sell at the church fair. I brought along supplies and found a few good tutorials online. I can't believe I haven't made these for my own girls sooner.
The felt flower clips are by far my favorite though. I love them so much that I continued to work on some when I returned home. They are so Waldorfy and soft. I made a few for my girls and I'm making some to sell to a few women on my Waldorf Tag Sale Facebook page as well.
Luckily, I am not short on adorable models to help promote the product. :)
“Women who understand how powerful they are do not give into envy over meaningless things, instead they fight to maintain the beautiful bond of the sisterhood. These are the real women who know that we need each other’s love & support to survive in this world. Love is the essence of being a woman. We must be that light of love that seals the bond & unique beauty of our sisterhood.” ~Bindu