I am sure that I am not the only one who has felt that sometimes when we stitch and hand-quilt we are in fact stitching our love, our blessings, and prayers for whomever will receive the works we are making with our hands.
Today as we, in the Orthodox Church celebrate the Feast of Annunciation, I thought you'd like me to share this with you.
Icons of the Annunciation in Orthodox Church depict the Virgin Mary busy doing her needle-work. It seems to me she might be holding Spindles or maybe Spools (?!) of beautiful red thread that she probably dyed herself...
The above link is a nice one that explains a little bit more about the feast, if you so wish.
In the meantime,
Happy and Blessed Stitching!