“Idle Hands are the Devil’s Workshop”. This is the adage that many of our ancestors lived by. When their long day’s work was done, they always had some form of stitching nearby for their “free” time.
For many years, Vicky Mournian and I attended stitching festivals around the country. We always noticed no matter where, we always felt a camaraderie and sense of fellowship whenever we attended these festivals.
A few months ago we were talking about how much we enjoyed these get-togethers and how much we missed them. That’s when we thought about forming a club here in GVR where we could once again have that feeling. And, we quickly found, there are others in our community who feel the same way. Just as in days gone by when neighbors would meet for a “sewing bee” we, too, get together to stitch, tell stories, relax and de-stress and help each other in our needlework endeavors.
We have members who cross-stitch, needlepoint, and embroider as well as those who stitch hardanger, do smocking and weave. We also have those who knit and crochet. We have members who are beginners and we have experienced stitchers who have won awards for their work.
It’s a wonderful form of relaxation and has been proven to be a great form of therapy for those who have suffered stroke and other health issues.
We have over 35 members who are a part of our newly formed GVR club. So if you are a “stitcher” — or you want to try a new needlecraft, please join us at our next meeting. We meet on the 2nd Wednesday and 4th Friday of each month from 2-4pm.
We’d love to meet you — show you what we are all working on — and convince you that you too can be a needleworker!!!
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