Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Women's Rules

I spent three days in a workshop combining social history and knitting and other textile crafts at nearby Castlehill Heritage Centre. Deirdre Nelson was the teacher-catalyst. Photos will be available soon, but I just wanted to leave a note here as I get busy with other projects set aside during the workshop about the beneficial effects of women's rules. OK, OK, here's a disclaimer, all-female groups are not always charming. They can be petty and vindictive.

This bunch of madcap knitters, however, typified the best of the genre--sharing ideas, yarn, needles, stories, laughter and food. I was reminded once again of my favourite definition of women paraphrased from "Even Cowgirls Get the Blues." Women will always manage to find food and declare a celebration in the midst of the most disarming circumstances, in this case, it was when the heroine returned to her friends as they were in the middle of a pitched battle.

We were not facing such circumstances but that ability to find food and good humour wherever you are is definitely a talent worth cherishing. So have a cup of cocoa or a Diet Coke or a dram, depending on your taste and occasion and find something to celebrate.


At 4:24 PM, Anonymous ampiggy said...

oh oh oh...how I agree. Biscotti with wine or coffee. Bagels or cookies or scones or shortbread with coffee or tea. Anything for an excuse to sit and talk and share a bit of nourishment for soul and body.

At 8:51 PM, Blogger landgirl said...

Oh, yeah, and don't forget chocolate!

At 11:09 PM, Anonymous deirdre said...

and dont forget tap dancing

At 9:59 AM, Blogger landgirl said...

My tap shoes are shined up and ready to go! When are you coming back???


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