Friday, October 18, 2013

Fun Friday Finds ~ Stone Soup

By Mollie

It is officially autumn here in Minnesota: colorful leaves are falling, the days and nights are cooler, football season is in full swing. This is the time of year I really enjoy making soups and chili, Even though I don't like to cook, my husband is great about stepping up and getting the base going for me. Couldn't do it without him; don't have the patience.

This teamwork thing we have going reminds me - "Hey, isn't there an old folk tale that talks about soup? And cooperation?" Yes! Stone Soup! (My memories are fond of the version of this story written by Marcia Brown in 1947.)

The moral of the folk tale, which has many different versions depending on where in the world you reside, is if everyone works together and does/gives what they can, no matter how great or small, a greater good can be reached and enjoyed by all.

This group, HandmadeMN, of which I am proud to be a part, is another great example of people coming together to make something great. We all have our skills, our interests, our specific talents that we showcase in our individual shops. But we've all come together in HandmadeMN to share with each other and with you, in one place from one great state. This week's Fun Friday Finds highlights just a few of our great artisans and creators:

HandmadeMN Fun Friday Finds ~ Stone Soup
{Click on the image above to visit the Etsy Treasury and the shops featured.}
I hope you'll find some inspiration here to get some shopping done AND maybe even start up a pot of your own version of stone soup with the help of your family and friends.

Oh, and be sure to mark your calendars for the HandmadeMN Fall Market in November, yet another example of greatness reached when everyone contributes and shares.


Sharon Parker said...

I remember that story! What a fun reference and a very fine way to characterize people working together for the benefit of all! Nicely done, Mollie!

mollie MY DESIGN said...

Thanks Sharon!