Thursday, May 9, 2013

Shaker Wisdom

  "Charity, like the sun, brightens every object on which it shines."   
-Daniel Orcutt

Twice I have had the opportunity to visit Shaker settlements and to learn a bit of their life style.  Because I love inspiring words, I picked up a beautiful book about Shaker wisdom.  The lines on this pillow, "Tis a gift to be simple, tis a gift to be free" comes from one of their hymns.  You will find versions of this tree as a symbol depicting Shaker things.  In fact a tree similar to this one was on the bag my book purchase was placed in.

1 comment:

  1. Norma, I am delighted to see all the things you "whipped up" in time for your debut at Quilt Market ! Can't wait to talk to you about your experience there. You are a wonder ~
    Be of good cheer,