Hello all, Mary Ellen here.
A fellow guild member, JoAnn C, shared this with me today. I think most of us understand this sentiment.
Every girl should be taught to sew, not merely for the sake of making something, but as an accomplishment which may prove a stabilizer in time of perplexity or distress. Many a time when I needed to hold myself firmly I have taken up a needle (a sewing needle, some knitting needles, or a crochet hook.) Whatever its form or purpose, it often proved to be as the needle of the compass, keeping me to the course.
And as our friends the Brits have become noted for : Keep Calm and Carry On!