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Quote of the day

By September 29, 2015 Creativity, Food for thought 2 Comments


Craft is engaging. It results in a product. The mind works in a state of meditation in craft, almost the way we half-meditate in physical exercise. There is a marvelously obsessive nature to craft that allows a person to dive down through the ocean of everyday life to a seafloor of meditative making. It is an antidote to what ails you… is a key to understanding one’s personal wealth – and acknowledging that wealth in others, too.

– Molly Peacock, in her new book The Paper Garden: Mrs. Delany Begins Her Life’s Work at 72 .

The photo at the top is mine, but taken at the Hooked Rug Museum of North America, online here. The Cheticamp frame and antique rug on it were donated to the museum by Linda Alderdice. More about Molly Peacock and her books can be found at www.mollypeacock.org.


  • threads says:

    Missed seeing this great make-do floor frame among the displays of fabulous rugs at the museum. Thanks for the into to Molly Peacock.

  • mjanep says:

    I just noticed that the pattern on the rug frame in this photo is almost identical to the restored Bluenose pattern I showed a photo of in the post about Bluenose patterns, on Sept. 20th. Didn’t connect the two til right now. Not sure if they are the exact same pattern or not, but at most it is a slight variation – where the rosebuds appear in between the leaves, etc. How interesting!

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