May your to-do list be full of cross-outs, your kitchen be filled with good smells and laughter, and your heart be full of joy!
With the clock ticking down toward Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday, I’ve been pretty focused on getting listings added to my Etsy shop and getting ready for some family time. But I want to take a short time-out from all that to say something important:
Thank you! Thank you for reading. Thanks for your comments. Thanks for sharing your ideas and inspirations and even your frustrations, because those often lead to more ideas and inspirations.
I appreciate your interest in my wild notions about willow-dyed fabrics, your support of my quest to make looping and netting common again, and your enthusiasm for all things fibery.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. And if you decide to do a little online shopping over the holiday, please use coupon code 2REDTHREADS in my Etsy shop to get free shipping through Cyber Monday. I appreciate every purchase. But most of all, I appreciate each and every one of you.
Willow basketmakers Jo Campbell-Amsler and Lee Zieke Lee will host a willow gathering in Decorah, Iowa next spring. If you know either or both of them, you’re already smiling. They’re both passionate and knowledgeable about willow, and they’re both magnets for other people who are passionate and knowledgeable about willow. I’m looking forward to seeing Joanna Schanz there (she’s been a source of willow — and other — inspiration to many of us).
I’ll be teaching two 2-day workshops at the gathering, and there will be workshops with Sandy Whalen and Katherine Lewis. The event will be held at Luther College June 21-26. Registration is first come, first served, so don’t delay. Complete details are in the PDF below. Hope to see you in Decorah!
Willow Gathering 2012
Here’s the second installment of my podcast series on New Age Looping. Just click the middle button to play the piece, which runs less than 3-1/2 minutes.
If you missed it, Episode One is here. I’ll post the third and final installment soon.
So tell me what you think: Listen, Read or Mix It Up?
Bear with me here, friends. I’ve seen the T-shirt “Code Is Beautiful” but I’m a fiber artist: I’m used to snippets that involve scissors and fabric. Technorati wants me to include a snippet here to verify that I am, in fact, the author of this blog. I may also embroider it on a pillow.