Among the many things I enjoy doing, needlework of all kinds ranks near the top. Knitting, embroidery, cross-stitch, quilting . . . I could fondle yarn, fabric, and all kinds of threads for days on end. In fact, once upon a time my husband suggested I change my hobby from “doing needlework” to “collecting supplies to do needlework.” After that, I shopped with reckless abandon.
But that isn’t what I want to write about today. My thoughts wander closer to what I feel as I’m knitting the yarns into blankets or sweaters, or stitching a piece of embroidery, or finishing a quilt. The threads must be woven together just right to hold the item in just the right way so that it will last a good long time.
And the threads or yarns must be of the best, the finest quality. The needlework must be equipped with the highest quality implements — thimbles, needles, scissors, hoops. All of these things come together, with the expertise of the worker, to make exquisite items.
In our lives, there are process that are similar to needlework that make a beautiful tapestry if we just pay heed to what we must do and how we must do it.
Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor once said:
happens is the result of the whole tapestry of one’s life
and all the weavings of individual threads from one
to another that creates something.”