I once saw a needlepoint canvas that said “Your life is a gift from God. What you do with it is your gift back to Him.” Those two little sentences stuck with me through the years and they inspired me to create the Serendipity Needleworks manifesto. The manifesto is, in a nutshell, my vision of needlework and how we can make the world a better place, one stitch at a time.
We just don’t make things like we used to. But we can, we should, we must.
Creativity only flourishes when we use it. What can you make? Whatever you can dream. Turn off your doubts.
I can’t. I don’t know how. I don’t have time. You can. We’ll teach you.
Take those those two hands and make time. Time for you, time for others, time to sit in silent communion with your creator.
What we make, we give. God made this beautiful world and gave it to our care. Makers continue the divine work of creation. Around here we call that serendipity.
Everyone is welcome in our Circle of Friends (we were given to each other’s care, too). What we make together can change the entire world. Never forget you are a maker. (Yes, YOU. Wonderful YOU.)
Your two hands hold heirloom values in our throwaway culture, and you were endowed by your creator with the power to create.
MAKE SOMETHING WONDERFUL.