I’ve decided to participate in NaBloPoMo for January, which means I will blog daily for the whole month. Last February I had such a great experience blogging daily over at Thing A Day, so I’ll probably do that as well, which means, blogging daily for two straight months, woah! But, for now during NaBloPoMo, if you don’t see a new post here, it might be because I posted over at the Every Day Create group blog or the Makers group blog, but I will definitely post somewhere.
I have a couple things to share today.
Above is one of my mail art pieces that was up at my show last month. I’m excited to finally share the pieces online. Some might be added to my etsy shop, so check in there ocassionally.
My friend Kelly made this awesome wrap using some of my handspun yarn. I had given her the yarn as a ‘new mom’ gift, and being a knitter/crocheter, I knew she would get use out of it. How exciting, to see what someone has made with my yarn. I think of this quote that I have blogged about before by Lexi Boeger “Handspun yarn is more than simply yarn…Every Inch has been fed through the hand of the craftsperson…Each yarn is a reflection of the individual spinner who made it. It is this quality that makes handspun yarn so amazing to work with. As you work through a skein, you can see, inch by inch, the decisions that the spinner made. It passes before you just like a story.” And the same can be said for handknit items as well, so Kelly’s work with my yarn should tell twice as much.
Lastly, a kind of update and announcement about my friend Nikki who has been fighting? no, Battling? no, let’s say “DESTROYING” cancer, has been told she is in remission. After a long series of intense chemo treatments starting last summer and ending in December, she has kicked that cancer’s ass. As she is planning her formal wedding this summer, she entered an essay contest about whose “Love Rocks” the most and was nominiated in the top three. Please go to this site, read the stories and vote for her and my friend Tom’s story. I think you will agree, it is the most touching, but also the best written and composed essay.
Okay, that’s all for tonight. Good night everyone.