When our eyes see our hands doing the work of our hearts, the circle of Creation is completed inside us, the doors of our souls fly open, and love steps forth to heal everything in sight. Michael Bridge
A whisper of an idea sent me to a Goodwill store recently. This sewing table sat at the front as though it were waiting for me. I loved the thought of a past generation working at this table, creating dresses and linens for their family as they thought of family events and thoughtful gifts that they would create. You can see all the scratches and it was filthy. It also had a fold out leaf
and a secret nook to stash threads and notions
as well as a secret message of love to Nathan,
which I sanded and painted several times until finally I settled on this:
I overdid it a bit but since this was my first time painting furniture, I’m happy with it. And now I have a home for my sewing machine. (As you can see I still need a piece of wood to cover the area where the old machine used to fold in and out. Total cost ~ $6.oo for the table and $5.oo for the paint. I already had sandpaper, sealant and stencils.)
What work do your hands do that unleashes love and healing?