Wednesday, August 1, 2012



What does the word "handmade" conjure up in your memory bank?

For me, there are many things.  Some made by other hands, some made by my hands.

Doilies remind me of my mother-in-law. Many were found among her belongings when she died.  I brought some home with me -- the work of her hands still present in our lives.

Other reminders are from my mother's hands:  my first recital dress.  Mother hated sewing but was determined to make this dress.

Made of pink organdy, puffed sleeves, a beautiful sash and lace trims -- not an easy project.  My daddy took this photo -- a visual reminder of her hands making that dress.

My sister-in-law helped me to learn to make handmade items.  She taught me to knit when I was 12.  I still knit some every day.  Each project reminds me of those times with her -- our hands working together. 

Hands that were once busy, are still busy -- working at a beloved craft. 

Now, reflect on the words in Psalm 139:13-14 (TNIV):

How much more love can we know than the love of our Father who created us?  Fashioned us.  Uniquely made us who we are.

He "knit [us] together" ensuring that each tiny part would hold together for as long as we live.

And as a result "your works are wonderful."  And each of us should be able to say, "I know that full well."

How amazing it is that we are handmade, crafted by the loving hands of the Father!

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I'd love to hear your thoughts on "handmade" today.  Feel free to share below in a comment.

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  1. Hi Sherrey,

    Thanks for sharing such beautiful handmade items with us. How truly precious to know that your mom made that dress for you. When I think of handmade, I think of beauty, and how special it is...I'm challenged in that most handmade items are edible. Blessings :)

    1. Dolly, I responded via my new blog site, Sowing Seeds of Grace ( I hope you'll come over and visit me there!

  2. I'm so impressed and amazed when people can knit, quilt, embroider, make doilies, and so many of those lovely hand-made items. I can't. Love it. So happy for you, both for your history and your present-day life.

    1. Hi! Appreciate your kind and gracious words. I've moved my blog to WordPress and changed the name to coincide with what I'm attempting to right here. You can now find me at Sowing Seeds of Grace ( I hope you'll come and visit!


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