Monday, November 19, 2012

Win a Week's Stay at La Maisonnette in the Dordogne Region of France!

La Maisonnette

Stephanie of Stephmodo is offering one lucky winner a chance to stay for a week at her family's gorgeous little cottage La Maisonnette in France!! Can you believe it? So exciting!

Go here to learn about how Stephanie and her husband renovated their cottage and go here to learn about the giveaway.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Spiderstitch Baby Blanket Up For Auction!

Our friends, the Truax Family, are making the final push to raise enough money to adopt three orphan siblings from the Ukraine. They've set up an online auction and have listed some really fantastic items people can bid on Thursday and Friday, November 15-16th! See all the details here.

Last month I crocheted a baby blanket that will be part of the auction! This blanket was hand crocheted with high quality 100% mercerized cotton yarn from England and can be lovingly passed down from generation to generation. It's a great baby size, 27.5" x 34", and will work for summer or winter.

If you want to bid on the blanket, set your clocks for 1 am Thursday November 15th to get your bid in! Check out the bid page here.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The Incredible Power of Handwork

I was deeply touched by this short clip of Renate Hiller, co-director of the Fiber Craft Studio at the Threefold Educational Center in Chestnut Ridge, New York, who speaks on the transcendent and meditative qualities of creating with our hands and the importance of using natural and beautiful fibers in our work.

To quote from the video clip:
" handwork, in transforming nature we also make something truly unique that we have made with our hands, stitch by stitch, that maybe we have chosen the yarn, we have even spun the yarn — even better, and that we have designed. And when I do that, I feel whole. I feel I am experiencing my inner core because it’s a meditative process. You have to find your way; you have to listen with your whole being. And that is the schooling that we all need today. Because we’re so egocentric and this makes us think of what is needed by something else. So we are in a way practicing empathy — empathy with the material, empathy with the design. I think this practicing of empathy that we do in the fiber crafts is paramount for being healing to our world. And it’s a service for the divine that we are surrounded by."
Thank you Amanda!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Granny Love Guest Post at Harmony

In preparation for the Granny Squares class I'm teaching tomorrow at Harmony in Provo tomorrow, I was asked to guest post on their blog.

Go check it out here!

Photo credits: 1/2/3/4
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