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I'm glad to know that I'm not the only Mormon woman who's not adept at, er, womanly arts. I always feel nervous when Enrichment night comes around. But it wasn't too bad last night. I'm a klutz with sweaty hands when it comes to crafts, but with a deep breath I sat myself down with the quilting group and began. The quilt was already pieced together and layered, so the only remaining job was to tie the quilt. It was quiet, soothing work; five of us sat around the perimeter of the quilt, which was attached to a large wooden frame. There's still more to be done, but we made serious progress. The quilt came from the distribution center in Salt Lake, and will return there when finished to warm someone else.

Last night there was a huge thunderstorm and I woke up several times due to the thunder and the sound of heavy falling rain. I was loath to leave my warm cocoon this morning but I consoled myself by wearing my favorite grey hat adorned with felt flowers.
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On November 15th, 2006 08:04 pm (UTC), hatter_anon commented:
I know what you mean. My mother makes beautiful quilts and other creations. She used to embroider a lot, cross-stitched, knitted, crocheted, and when we were children made a lot of gorgeous clothes for us. Me, I struggle to sew on a button. I'd claim it skips a generation but one of my sisters is quite good too ...

Glad to hear you managed to enjoy the craft session anyway. I think there's something very special about those communal activities, even if I haven't experienced them first hand.
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On November 15th, 2006 09:17 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
I'm a late bloomer when it comes to home ec; when it comes to cooking I feel OK but other things drive me batty, so it was nice to experiment a bit in a safe environment. I did take a sewing class once and I might take that up again. I'd like to learn how to knit too.
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