Saturday, January 31, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
I have been spending some time each day on my crafting. I had pulled out a proddy wreath that I had begun three years ago with the intention of finishing off the interior circle and whipping it to a metal wreath frame for shaping. Then I read Gene Shepherd's wonderful book and realized that my sad wreath looked pretty lame! So I ended up making a little bird out of wool, using a simple pattern and blanket stitching it together. The base is one of the little erasers that you would use to clean off a magic erase board. It was used because it was handy, and has a nice felt bottom. I think it came out rather cute.
I bound off on the "thing" that I have been knitting. At this point it is a wonderful and extremely long scarf (7 feet)...but it is going to morph into something different. I love the wools, and they remind me of my travels. I got some from London Wul in New Brunswick, some from spinning friends in Maine and New Hampshire and Greenland, and some that I just picked up on different trips. We all have something that we bring back from vacations. For me...my souvenier is almost always wool fabric or yarn!
Saturday, January 3, 2009
This inauguration is dedicated to President Lincoln and some of the words he spoke for his dedication of the Soldiers National Cemetary in Pennsylvania in 1863. Those mere 10 sentences became known as the Gettysburg Address. Two of the most famous quotes are "this nation shall have a new birth of freedom" and "a government of the people, by the people and for the people".
1. Leave a comment on this post beginning with the words "Dear Mr. President". Write a short note of advice, encouragement, your dreams and hopes for the United States. Keep your notes short and positive please...express advice. Negative posts or slams on our current administration will be deleted. Show respect. You will get one entry for that post. Ensure you leave a way for me to contact you if you are not a Blogger in case you should win!
2. Link the giveaway on your site to promote more letters. You will get a second chance to win! Let me know that you have made the link to this post. I will look forward to seeing your posts. And who knows...perhaps Mr. Obama will actually see them! You never know!