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Monday, May 26, 2008

Grace and Grateful

Got no photos! Still working out how to get photos done quickly. I love the clarity of the photos on Yarnplayers blog page. I am proud to announce a visit from two tatters who blog. Told my husband I had arrived!
I have made some earrings using anchor metallic thread freely available here, but dont count on the colors remaining constant! I have worn them to work and church and always get good reviews, anyway I have already established a name for having unusual earrings!

I have started a project, not sure what it will be, but been browsing the net today and most likely to use it a cover for my bible. Its in blue and the pattern is from the Guttenberg site. I love the old patterns.

Grateful to all of you who have put up technique pages and videos, they have helped me.

Something else.... that has been on my mind for a while now.....
A couple of weeks ago a preacher gave the sunday teaching. A learned and talented man, liked in the community....but.....
He always projects the Indian nod as I call it. Difficult to explain it to a non Indian who may have not seen it. Anyway its neither a yes nod nor a no nod! Its a side ways kinda thing, which leaves on guessing, including me!
Comming from a non indian background, but being very much indian, I usually am quick to pick up a racial slur.... and this one always gets to me.
Sooooo... chewed on it for several days.... and yesterday, a different preacher teaching on the Adulterous Woman from the book of John Chapter 7 and 8.... commented .....Grace is costly.
And it was suddenly clear ... I go to the Naga Christian Fellowship and my membership allows all the non Indians and the Nagas to see me and feel the love I have for them and forgive the transgressions they receive from Indians.
However, I objected to a missionary mocking the people he has come to reach out to!.... So it is up to me to project love and grace to this missionary and somehow make it clear that racial slurrs work both ways. As you give it so it returns in some form or another.
Still hanging on to Jesus, I have not arrived but I am getting there....!


TattingChic said...

Looking forward to more tatting.

Tattycat said...

I too am anxious for more pictures. You hang onto your faith and keep taking the higher road. It is sometimes steep, but always worth it.

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Glad to see you on the blog ring!