Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Fearfully And Wonderfully Made


















What you are looking at is a village in Kent, England that has been knitted by a group of women. That's right, they knitted an exact replica of their village, right down to little details. Among these pictures are a cricket match, and chickens in a barnyard. Of course, I have not been to England, so I got the pictures from the internet. At least thirty women started knitting in 1986, and it took thousands of hours and many years. Preparation included taking pictures and making cardboard templates. Since it's completion, it has been a travelling display to raise money for the town hall. But now the group are all senior citizens, and the display is massive, with over 100 items. They are unable to carry it around anymore. So the items are being sold off piece by piece, individually. Such a shame, a whole village dismantled and separated. King David had some things to say about knitting. "For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body". Psalm 139:13,16. I have said before that humans are the only creation that God made with His own breath. Everything else, He spoke into existance or made in some other way. To see my earlier post on the breath of life, CLICK HERE . Sometimes I think of the enormity of this fact. We have the very breath of God in us. A few days ago, I wrote about how the blood is the life. But just as surely, the breath is the spirit. We are made from the earth, but our spirit is not from here, nor will it stay here. It is meant for a much better body than this temporary one with it's aches and pains. One that is strong, beautiful, and powerful. And when I think about that, I breathe a sigh of relief.

10 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh My Goodness, Ginny... What talent those women have. I love that little village. It's too bad the village is being split up... I think a museum should take it ALL --and keep it together. But--they won't listen to me I'm sure!!!! ha

Thanks for sharing it... I've never seen anything quite like that.

Hugs,
Betsy

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh My Goodness, Ginny... What talent those women have. I love that little village. It's too bad the village is being split up... I think a museum should take it ALL --and keep it together. But--they won't listen to me I'm sure!!!! ha

Thanks for sharing it... I've never seen anything quite like that.

Hugs,
Betsy

Glenda said...

What a fascinating story! I agree with Betsy that the village should be kept as it is.

Your thoughts on the beautiful passage from Psalm are so full of hope and remind me of just how precious we are to Him.

Glenda said...

What a fascinating story! I agree with Betsy that the village should be kept as it is.

Your thoughts on the beautiful passage from Psalm are so full of hope and remind me of just how precious we are to Him.

Sandra said...

wow! at first i thought the village was made from decorated cakes. awesome! Can't say much today, i have a busy morning in front of me, just wanted to pop in and see what you thought up for today. Good job. see you later today

Stephanie V said...

Oh, my, that is wonderful. And those ladies still look reasonably sane! It's a huge construction, isn't it? I can see how you'd get carried away, though. Hmmm...if I can knit a cricket player, can I knit a chicken? Clearly, nothing is impossible.
Thanks, Ginny.

George said...

What a wonderful project this has been for the women of Kent. It's a shame that the display has to be broken up, but I can certainly understand the reason behind the decision. Isn't it wonderful what people can do when they work together?

SquirrelQueen said...

I agree with Betsy, it's too bad a local museum couldn't keep it all together.

This was/is a remarkable project, they must have had a great time working as a group to complete the project. Imagine the stories these women could tell about the project.

My word notification word is "heabless".

grey like snuffie said...

oh my word...those are crazy

happily retired gal said...

These are amazing creations! I agree with Betsy that these beautiful pieces belong in a museum. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs and blessings,