She worketh willingly with her own hands

She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. Proverbs 31:13
She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant. Proverbs 31:24

I don't know about you, but I am not one that can sit and watch a movie. Most of the time it just seems like a waste of time. However, if I occupy my hands with needle and thread, or a crochet neddle and yarn, I have something to show for the time I spent listening to the moive that others wanted to watch. I have found that I work best during these times of rest for others in the household so as to not be a distraction and yet keep my hands busy.

I have set baskets around the house with a project or two from embroidery to crochet to hand quilting, so that when I find myself with a few minutes I can attend to a few stitches. I also keep a bag of projects in the car so that when I find myself waiting in an office or at a coffee shop, I can quicky pull my work out. I don't see many doing this anymore and even looks to to contrary, but so be it. Ladies fill those baskets, keep your hands busy and share your talents with those that are younger than you that they may have beautiful things to adorn their walls or share with others.

Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.
Proverbs 31:30-31

PS: I have enough partially finished projects to keep me busy for a long time, but if you are looking for a challenge check out Pam's Monthly Finishing Challenge


MyThreeDaughters said...

I was wondering about knitting in public the other day. Things have changed in the last few years haven't they?

HisBeloved said...

Amen! I need to get back into doing this when I'm not tending to my little one. :D

Pam said...

Ah, you got me where I live today!!! I've been pondering many of the things recently that you wrote about.
I have found that I'm not satisfied unless my hands are busy, and recently took up cross stitch; I had given it up years and years ago, but now find that I love having something that I can pick up at odd moments of the day or evening and put down when I'm needed somewhere else. It has been a challenge (my eyes are MUCH older!!!!), but there is a satisfaction in just "doing" something (it's hard to explain....). I seldom watch tv at all anymore, the exception being an old '30's or '40's movie on TCM. My Grandchildren are fascinated by the stitching, and the older ones are expressing an interest that I did not expect.

I hope that you have a beautiful and blessed week-

Domestically Inclined said...

Well I can see that you have many projects that you are working on and even encouraging others to finish thiers. Great job Pam!

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