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Sewing for Victory

• 20 March 2009

I clipped the editor's letter from the last month's issue of Readymade, but never posted about it...until I saw a poignant post about the same letter on new favorite, inchmark. I decided it was about time I say a few words on the subject myself.

The first thought that came to my mind as I read the note and soaked in the images was how so many sacrificed during this era (is it me or were the WPA projects total inspiration?). The citizens of this era didn't have time for hobbies, like many of us today; they were so busy surviving, and contributing what they could they couldn't indulge in such luxuries. We live in what many refer to as the Age of Entitlement and reminders--like those from Readymade's editor--cause my mind to spin in all sorts of directions. First and foremost were these two questions:

1. What kinds of sacrifices am I willing to make for my community, my neighbors and my country?

2. Are we capable, as a nation standing amidst a world of troubles, of working as a team and lending a helping hand?

I hope the answer to both is "yes" but I guess time will tell...let's just hope we all come out of this better--and less selfish--people.


  1. So well said. I don't think it's a sacrifice, but I think one thing the blogging community does so well is support on the local end — artists, shops, restaurants, community projects — which is so important in this time and so super anytime.

  2. I was in a serious mood this morning and posted a link to this commentary on the issue of "trust" right now. It feels like as a nation, we're going through a lot of changes, with its insecurities and inspirations. Thank you for this post.

    Also, if your readers are interested in downloading more WPA poster images (I can't get enough of them), they can go here:

  3. There are so many inherent blessings in this time we're experiencing; I appreciate your positive words and sincerity. I think of my grandmother and other people who lived during this era and the grace they still carry today. The idea of what's really important, of duty, of neighborhood/community, of value.


  4. well said indeed...

    have a good weekend ~
    jenny :)

  5. Sew for Victory? Oh, I LOVE that one!


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