Some friends and I meet bi-weekly for camaraderie, knitting, crocheting, and kibitzing.

Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn’t hurt the untroubled spirit, either.  ~Elizabeth Zimmermann

Because we are each of a certain age, we have shared some valuable things about more than just handiworks. What a lark to take note, chuckle and learn from friends who understand this frustrating season of life!

It’s frustrating when you know all the answers, but nobody bothers to ask you the questions. ~Author Unknown

We commiserate and laugh about things I could never have imagined as being funny even ten years ago. Something comforting it is to learn that mine are not the only pair of hands that can’t grip a jar and open it, or tear open packaging that is more like steel than plastic!

What a great thing, then to use mature hands to create! And next, serendipitously discovering . . .

Making art reduces stress hormones!

(A conclusion of a Drexel University study)



Some of us are pooling our talents and making lap blankets for veterans in wheelchairs. I am knitting squares of red, white, and blue. As I knit the squares, I am mindful that the stitches can represent the seconds, minutes, hours and months or years that a man or woman gave so I might enjoy the freedom to laugh with friends.

 In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.  ~José Narosky

Fellowship is a means that God uses to pour out help and hope through His grace. Its value is that fellowship is like a continuing education plan – one that all the search engine since the world can never match.


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