Another Russian tale from Robyn

Twenty years ago today I was on Kizhi Island – the furthest¬†North I have ever been. I caught an overnight train from St.Petersburg to Petrozavodsk¬†with three friends. Once in Petrozavodsk, we travelled by hydrofoil to Kizhi Island (which is on Lake Onega). We had heard that it was a nice place to visit but didn’t have much idea about what to expect, (my Russian experience in 1996 did not have great (read: any) access to the internet…). When we arrived on the island we discovered the most magnificent wooden structures – an area on Kizhi has two large churches and a bell tower built completely of wood. It is one of the best memories I have of my time in Read More

We all have stories

We all have stories… Over the last 3 weeks I have had the privilege of attending two very different retreats. Although very different in purpose, a similarity was the openness and willingness people had in sharing their stories. A couple of months ago I didn’t think I had any really interesting stories to share – I have had a pretty good life, nothing major to report. What I have now come to realise is that all stories are pretty amazing in themselves. They make us who we are now. You probably know by now that sewing is a part of my story. I want to share another part of my story. As I briefly mentioned in a previous post, twenty Read More