a needle felted mary ‘great with child’

December 1st, 2010
Categories: Making things

Fear not, the time is coming
Fear not, your bones are strong

Fear not, help is nearby
Fear not, Gula is near

Fear not, the baby is at the door
Fear not, he will live to bring you honour

Fear not, the hands of the midwife are clever
Fear not, the earth is beneath you

Fear not, we have water and salt

Fear not, little mother

Fear not, mother of us all

(Birth song of the women of Shechem’s valley, in Anita Diamant’s The Red Tent)


8 Responses to “a needle felted mary ‘great with child’”

  • Kate Branford

    Such a beautiful song 🙂 That book should be required reading for every midwife and doctor involved in childbirth!

    And such beautiful Mary dolls! They are lovely!

  • anna

    It is a lovely song isn’t it! Thank you Kate 🙂 xx

  • Lois Costa

    Lovely! Thank you.

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  • Sharon

    I love that song. It gives me goosebumps.
    How lucky I was to have my best friend
    Angela attending the birth of my precious son. I It is an amazing feeling being pregnant at Christmas time.

  • josette baldacchino

    I am in awe of your talents honestly!

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  • Nessy

    That’s it. I’m getting pregnant immediately so i can have one of these to sit on my bedside table. xo

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