Weaving Tapestry in Rural Ireland

Taipéis Gael, Donegal

Author: Meghan Nuttall Sayres

Publisher: Attic Press


Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 198

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The story of a group of weavers in the Gaeltacht, the Irish speaking section of Donegal, who formed a tapestry weaving cooperative called Taipéis Gael.

Crazy Woman Creek

Women Rewrite the American West

Author: Linda M. Hasselstrom,Gaydell Collier,Nancy Curtis

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 9780547347134

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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A “blessedly unromantic” portrait of real women’s lives in the contemporary American West (Kathleen Norris). This wide-ranging collection of essays and poetry reveals the day-to-day lives and experiences of a diverse collection of women in the western United States, from Buddhists in Nebraska to Hutterites in South Dakota to “rodeo moms.” A woman chooses horse work over housework; neighbors pull together to fight a raging wildfire; a woman rides a donkey across Colorado to raise money after the tragedy at Columbine. Women recall harmony found at a drugstore, at a powwow, in a sewing circle. Lively, heartfelt, urgent, enduring, Crazy Woman Creek celebrates community—connections built or strengthened by women that unveil a new West.

Midlife Clarity

Epiphanies From Grown-Up Girls

Author: Cynthia Black,Laura Carlsmith

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451676506

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 7328


A woman’s wisdom is one of the Earth’s greatest natural resources. With a perspective that only a certain number of years on Earth can bring, the thirty-two women in Midlife Clarity show that midlife can be a release of our true self, a chance to be free of others’ expectations, and a time to inventory our blessings. With personal anecdotes, essays, short poetry, and plenty of humor, Midlife Clarity focuses on issues common to every woman. Whether the topic is men, self-discovery, death, or struggle, each woman finds those small moments of satisfaction and joy that, after all, are what life is all about. Their midlife musings are at once basic and sublime, obvious and profound, individual and global. They inspire us to welcome change in our own lives with the same humor, grit, and strength.