Most of us learned to sew as little girls. We sat with patient mothers or grandmas while they taught us to embroider, crochet, knit or sew. We learned also, how good it feels to take simple things like fabric & thread and, with a little time & effort, make something beautiful & useful from it. As adults, we love using things every day that we’ve made with our own hands. Wrapping our families & friends with our love in the form of a hand-knit sweater, a hand-sewn dress or a meticulously pieced quilt & surrounding them with bits & pieces of sweetly hand-embroidered pillows, pillowcases or dish towels. We tend our flower gardens, decorate our homes, collect great recipes & cook & bake beautiful meals & desserts. All of these things are ways of taking next to nothing & creating beautiful, warm & comforting things & memories for our loved ones.