011–Felt That Soap! – chapters 31-34


Mother, knitter, spinner, writer, wife, weaver, host...not necessarily in that order...

6 Responses

  1. Heather says:

    Yours is the second wonderful post I received today.
    It seems we crafters are all of a mind on this.
    Maybe we ARE the grassroots?
    I have to think more on this!

    BTW Garrison is gorgeous right now…where are you living these days?

  2. Liza says:

    Heather — I’m always behind so I’m just now commenting on Episode 11. I know Croton-on-Hudson pretty well, having grown up just up the ruver in Garrison-on-Hudson. We changed trains in Croton-Harmon every day on the way back and forth from school in Tarrytown or Scarborough.

    Your comments about waiting for the shoe to drop — the sacrifice shoe — are so important. I’ve been wondering and waiting for some sort of belt tightening. Perhaps I’ve read too many English novels about rationing. Or, (I was born in 1947) I may remember too many stories about making do during what my family still calls “The War”. My grandmother was national vice president of the National Women’s Volunteer Service and I still have my mother’s Red Cross pin she wore as a volunteer nurse’s aid. I do worry about what will happen when we, as a nation, discover we really cannot afford both guns and butter forever. Thank you so much for addressing the subject.

  3. vvb says:

    i too enjoyed this episode. don’t mind listening to your insight. thanks.

  4. Miss Violet says:

    Heather — I -loved- this episode. It’s such a fabulous reminder that what we do is more than just a little “hobby”…it’s just one more way that we, as knitters and crafters and artists, can change the entire world.

    Thank you. 🙂

  5. Heather says:

    Thank you so much! I’m so glad my soapbox didn’t annoy the stuffing out of you. I acutally just learned that I’ll get to have dinner next week with Arun Gandhi (MKG’s Grandson) so I’m over the moon. How often does one get to be that close to greatness?
    All the best,

  6. Irish Clover says:

    I commend you on your involvement with the Ghandi Institute and am excited by your work there. I attended CBU and was always in awe when I walked by the Ghandi Institute office. Your work there will be of benefit to a wide range of people. Thank you.