Saturday, January 17, 2009

Mark Twain Quote~trip

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
Mark Twain

I found this quote on the Kettle Lakes Coop website. The last couple of weeks my daughter, Kari, and I have been thinking about a graduation trip to Europe after she is finished with school in May. There are so many reasons to not go but..................reading the quote above, I think we will just have to make plans. Since I still have family in Germany, part of the time we will spend with them and the other week we will do some sightseeing in Austria and Switzerland. I'll keep you posted as far as plans go.
have a great weekend and keep warm!

Monday, January 5, 2009

new classes using rigid heddle looms

Well, kids are all back in their respective "homes" and back at school. Daniel and Kari left yesterday~I never realized how much Kari's little Ford Focus could carry! The house is empty! I really didn't think everything would fit. Daniel came in with a smile on his face and said"well, everything is in, mom EXCEPT the rugs! and we want them along." the pictures above are the rugs i made for them using their favorite t-shirts. You know how you feel it is a good gift then as you are making it, these tho'ts come up that it is really a bad idea and they won't like it.............It really was fun to watch them open up their present and love it! They could identify each of the favorites. Before leaving, Daniel brought down a few more shirts I can cut up :-)
This got me to thinking it would make a great winter project class! so for the months of January, February, and March we will have destash and recycle months. You can schedule your own class using the rigid heddle looms or take one that is on the schedule already. Simply clean out drawers of t-shirts or old shirts and cut into 1 inch strips and weave away! It is also fun to use yarns that are left overs and weave scarves, runners, totes, etc. It is a great way to use up materials you have laying around the house, underbeds, hidden in drawers, etc............:-)

I am trying to get my newsletter on my website but am having trouble with that so if you would like to email me, I can send it to you with the new schedule.