a needle felted mary ‘great with child’

1 December, 2010 ·

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)


  1. 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!
    December 1, 2010 at 10:17 am ·
  2. anna It is a lovely song isn't it! Thank you Kate :) xx
    December 1, 2010 at 12:01 pm ·
  3. Lois Costa Lovely! Thank you.
    December 2, 2010 at 6:41 am ·
  4. 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.
    December 3, 2010 at 5:46 pm · Reply
  5. josette baldacchino I am in awe of your talents honestly!
    December 4, 2010 at 4:19 am ·
  6. Nessy That's it. I'm getting pregnant immediately so i can have one of these to sit on my bedside table. xo
    November 22, 2011 at 12:23 pm ·