Monday, December 30, 2013

Countdown to Meet the Artist Art Installation Day

Sunday, January 26th, the day I will deliver my art exhibit "The Colors of OUR Lives: Yarn Art Inspired by The Motherland" to the Central Library so it can go on display on Wednesday, January 29,2014. No pressure right?!

Michaels Classes Open House

Join me at the Avon Michaels on Saturday, January 11th from 1:00-2:00 to learn more about the classes that are offered.  All Knit & Crochet classes that you register and pay for that day will be $20.00 instead of $25.00!  

You'll also receive via email a voucher to receive $20.00 off class supplies when you sign up for a class!  You must have the email to receive the bonus offer.   

We're also trying something new.  Beginning on February 15th from 4:00-6:00 we will have 

$5 Yarn Night

This is a social time for students to get together and crochet/knit and not a time to introduce new techniques or teach. 
These will be the 3rd Saturday of each month and should be a LOT of fun!

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Bartering works!

 My photographer friend Amelia of thanksandsorryphotos and I bartered.  In exchange for my photo shoot for my head shots, I agreed to make the items of her choice.  At left are the 3 hats that she chose.

So now the ONLY thing on my knit/crochet to do list are the things for my art show exhibit.


Wednesday, December 25, 2013

By the numbers...

In the last  4 weeks, I have knit/crocheted-
1 cowl
2 infinity scarves
4 headband/ear warmers
26 hats -
     6 gingerbread boys/girls, 1 snowman, 1 reindeer, 1 owl, 1 turkey, 3 Cookie Monsters, 2 Spider men, 3        puppy dogs, 4 Hello Kitty's, 1 giraffe, 1 with a flower, 2 for my photographer (more on that later)
     and 2 pair of mittens! 
   Aren't these just the cutest little mittens?

You may have noticed none of that included items for my upcoming art exhibit.  

More numbers...
  5- the number of days until I need to submit the value of my art exhibit (Dec. 30th)
14 - the number of days until I return to work from Winter Break (Jan 8th)
32 - the number of days until I need to deliver my art show items (Jan 26th)
35 - the number of days until the art show opens to the public (Jan 29th)
45 - the number of days until the Gala Opening Reception (Feb 8th)

So now I'm REALLY on a mission to complete my items!

The plan is to include earrings, bookmarks, puppets, 2 or 3 mats, 2 yarn bombed chairs, and maybe an African Princess doll. Easy, right?

As long as I stick to only working on art show projects and not taking on anything new, I'll be finished on time! 
My photographer friend Amelia and I bartered. In exchange for my photo shoot, I'm making 3 hats of her choosing.  I'll post a picture in a day of two when the 3rd is finished.  Check out her site at thanksandsorryphotos.  You might even find my picture there ;)

January 11 2:00-4:00 

I have just updated my Michaels, Avon class schedule through March.  Some of the highlights include a Classes Open House  on Saturday, January 11 from 2-4:00.  Stay tuned for more information on discounts :)

If you click on the calendar you'll find the details for each specific class.  If you click above on Michaels @ Avon Class Schedule & Projects- and scroll down you'll see pictures of each project.

And remember that I'm very flexible in my scheduling and will meet your individual needs in class and don't need to stick to what is posted.

Stay tuned for more exciting news and announcements!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Busy, busy, busy, but in a good way!

Just some of the many hats I've been busy making
This little snowman will be heading to Dallas, TX.  

Headband/ear warmers

I've been sooo busy knitting and crocheting lately - I wanted to share with you all what's been going on.

My 2 year old grandson asked me to make him a Spiderman hat.  That led to making all 4 of my grandchildren 2 hats each and one for my great nephew and headbands/ear warmers for 2 adult family members and my granddaughter.  Then another daughter asked for a hat.  The good things is I can make each of these items in 2-3 hours.  And I love making things, especially for my family members.  I have some friends and co-workers who are patiently waiting for me to get to them on my 'to do' list.  Too bad I can't just sit around knitting and crocheting all day and night!  If you saw the laundry piled up in places it shouldn't be, you'd think knitting and crocheting are all that I've been doing!

I've set aside time today to get "other" things taken care of.  Like the 2 grants I should have written weeks ago, lesson plans for the week- that will be easy because we're taking our students to see Naptown Nutcracker on December 13th and I want them to be prepared so with all or our students (K-8) I'm reading different versions of the Nutcracker and we're doing fun activities during their library class time.

I've been doing more walking than running lately. Cold weather and my arthritic joints don't get along too well.  I've been running on the treadmill at Krannert Family Center and  Rhodius Park as well as continuing with my Aqua Zumba classes.  My incredibly energetic instructor now has classes at 2 different Indy Parks locations 5 days a week.  My often stiff joints prefer the heated water at Thatcher Family Center.
I've found most of my hat patterns at Repeat Crafter Me.  Sarah has lots of FREE crochet patterns, crafts and recipes. She's also on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Etsy.  Check her out!

This week the plans are to make 3 hats for my talented photographer.  She and I bartered- she took my head shots and I'm making the items of her choice. I'll post pics when I finish. I also want to finish the zebra print mat I'm making for my art show.  I have a Special "hat" class scheduled for Sunday the 15th.  That will be after the Jingle Bell 5k Run I'm doing that morning.  And if I walk more than run, I'm fine with that.  I'll also post a pic of the Reindeer Hat I'm making for that.  Below is the hat I wore for the Drumstick Dash I did on Thanksgiving Day.  If I quit letting myself get off track with other projects I'd have my art show pieces all finished, but I have every confidence those will all be finished in plenty of time!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

My Photo Shoot

I'm used to being the one taking the pictures, not the one having their picture taken.  But my amazing photographer friend Amelia of thanksandsorryphotos made me feel at ease. She also listened to my "few" suggestions.  I'm including some of the behind the scenes pics taken by Miss Courtney Smith.  Once I get the pictures back from Amelia, I'll be sure to post more.  Did you notice the neckerchief I'm wearing?  It's the one I was working on in a previous picture .  See how versatile it is?

Be sure to see all of the pictures related to the Meet the Artists (MTA) on the page titled "The Colors of OUR Lives: Yarn Art Inspired by The Motherland".  See the tab above.



Tuesday, November 5, 2013

NEW Page!

I've added a new page titled "The Colors of OUR Lives: Yarn Art Inspired by The Motherland". Click on the tab above and follow my journey as I prepare for my first art show.  And by the way, I've scheduled my photo shoot for this Saturday, I'll post behind the scenes pictures.  This is really happening :)

Thursday, October 31, 2013

It's GO time!

I am very honored to be one of the featured artists for the IndyPL's African American History Committee's Meet the Artists XXVI!

I've known this for about a year but only recently felt that I was ready to take the visions that are in my head and transform them into yarn/fiber works of art!

 The title of my exhibit is:
 "The Colors of OUR Lives: Yarn Art Inspired by the Motherland"

It's taken some time to narrow down to what I want to make and show.  I was asked by the Exhibit Coordinator to 'yarn bomb' 2 chairs.  It took several months to find the chairs that I wanted but I did and only very recently decided which patterns I want to use to cover the chairs with.

I'll also have items shown in a display case.  I've had lots  of suggestions as to what I should put in it but I knew that I wanted to show things that show off my talent as a knitter and crocheter. I'll make a variety of things using a variety of fibers/yarns.  I was also asked by the Coordinator to include some of the earrings that I make.
 These earrings were crocheted and just need the hooks added.  I will make a pair (in different shapes) in all of the colors found in Kente cloth.  I can make them rather quickly so I've put these away for now. 
My display will also include book marks.  I've chosen some cross stitch designs that I'll knit.  I'm considering adding an African Princess doll. A friend shared the pattern with me.  I've previously showed the Zebra print mat that I'm making to add to the display case.  That reminds me that I need to finish that too!

I've been in touch with a photographer and will have head shots taken in the next 2 weeks. This means that I need something to wear which of course means that I  NEED to make what I wear.
   I've narrowed it down to 2 scarves and this is the progress I've made so far on one of them. And I'm bartering with the photographer. She's going to choose something for me to make for her.   
I would like to create a QR Code that people can scan and it will lead them here to my blog with information about the display including the fiber/yarn and techniques used. 

The exhibit opens to the public on January 29th and runs through March 22, 2014.  There will be a Gala Opening Reception on Saturday, February 8th.  All will be at Central Library - 40 E. St. Clair St., Indianapolis. The Gala begins at 6:00 and ends at 10:00 pm.  I'll add more information as it gets closer but there will be entertainment and a Fashion Show.  It will all be FREE and open to the public. For the first time MTA will participate in "First Friday" on March 7th from 6:00-9:00 pm.  

I am very excited about this great opportunity! To have a well known artist think enough of my knitting and crocheting to consider it to be art that he'd like to have in his widely known event has been the greatest compliment that I could ever receive!  I hope that people will look at my items and say "Wow!"  I want them to first think that they didn't know it was possible to make such beautiful things with yarn, needles and hooks. Then I want them to say that they want to learn how to knit and crochet.  

So no more distractions, no getting off track. I want to have more things than I'll need so I'll have items to choose from when I put my display together.  I will also have the opportunity to sell items at the Gala so I need to have "extras" made.  

I hope you all won't get tired of hearing about all of this.  I will use my blog to chronicle what I'm working on so you'll all have the 'behind the scene' view that others won't.  

Keep in mind I'll be working on these items while working, teaching at Michaels and the 2 library locations and doing the many things that make my life so full.  I recently presented at a conference and the overall theme was Everyday Superheroes in the Library.  My group decided that we'd wear capes and masks.  Yes, I crocheted my cape!  I liked it so much that I decided to make it longer so I'll actually wear it. 

I'm putting on hold the hats that I'll soon be making for my grandchildren and great nephew but once I do I'll post pics.  

Thank you all in advance for going along with me on this knit/crochet/art journey!


Saturday, September 21, 2013

This just in...

I just added my December "special" class to my schedule. Thanks to loyal student Nickie for suggesting it!  Join us on Sunday, December 15th to either knit or crochet an owl hat.

Ps- last time I checked the 50% off discount was still available on the Michaels website.  If you're interested in taking one of my knit or crochet classes and want to save a little money, check it out before the day is over!



Sunday, September 15, 2013

Want pictures?

To see what each class project looks like click above on the "Michaels @ Avon - Class schedules and projects" tab.  You'll be able to see each of the "basic" class projects along with the "special" class projects.  You may need to scroll down to see everything.
September "special" class - crochet flowers

October "special" class - doilies (knit or crochet)

November "special" class - Sea Foam Scarf (knit or crochet)

NOW is the perfect time!

Saturday, September 21st and Sunday, September 22nd are 2 perfect days to visit the Michaels in Avon!

On Saturday from 11-3 we will have a Classes Open House at which you can meet all of the instructors and sign up for classes.  My knit and crochet classes will be offered at a 50% discount! So instead of paying $25.00 for each, you'll only pay $12.50 for EACH class.  The children's classes - normally $15.00 will be $7.50. What better time to "stock up" on classes!

Sunday, September 22nd, I will have a crochet flowers class from 11:00-1:30 and from 2:00-4:00 there will be the 135th Happy Birthday Celebration for Lion Brand Yarn.  You'll get to see  Bonbons, their newest yarn, receive a free sample (while supplies last) and even get to try it before you buy it.

Click on the calendar to the right to see my schedule of classes.  If there's something that you'd like me to add let me know!
 Thanks to Venetta for suggesting the Sea foam scarf that will be the Special Class in November!


And remember you can  now register for Michaels classes online.

I hope to knit or crochet with you soon!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Calendar Updates

I now have all of my Michaels classes on the calendar through December.  Click on the dates and you'll get more detailed information about each class.

I still have room for Special classes in November and December.  If there's something special that YOU'D like to learn how to make let me know.

Be sure to note that I have now added Tuesday afternoon classes to the schedule.  The same class will repeat on the Thursday of that week.

The Children's Crochet classes also begin in September.  There is a series of 3.  I'll only have one in September due to other events but beginning in October they will be held on consecutive Saturdays.

And you might want to make special note of the following:

Add to Favorite Lion Brand's 135th Birthday Party Show IN Tell
  • September 22, 2013 (2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Come celebrate Lion Brand's 135th birthday by learning how to create a necklace or scarf featuring Bonbons. First 25 customers receive a free Bonbon! No registration required. Unlimited seating.
Class Type: Adult
Instructor Name: None
Skill Level: All
Recommended Age: Adult
Supplies Included: Yes
Seats Available     

This means I will have to change the time of the Special Class I have scheduled for that day so if you were interested in making flowers, let me know so I can see a good time to reschedule it for everyone.  Thank you for your support!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

I've got my JOY back!

I'm known for telling adults that I don't let others steal my joy and that I don't take on others stress.  I seemed to have forgotten that and allowed some unruly children to steal my joy.  For the last few weeks I've been tired, stressed, beat down and questioning my decision to change jobs.  But then it hit me, I'M the one who's in charge, I'M the professional, I'M the one who fought for this new job and there was no way I was going to let a few knuckleheads take away MY JOY!

Back to running (I'm running in 2  5k's in September) and enjoying Aqua Zumba and eating right (or at least better).  Back to knitting and crocheting, back to laughing and back to enjoying this life that I've struggled and sacrificed so hard to make for myself and my family.

I had to remind myself that I believe in myself but I also believe in these kids at the school.  I have to show by example that being positive makes a huge difference. So instead of giving attention to the negative forces in my classes, I'm giving lots of positive attention to those who deserve it.  For example - I told one little girl how I liked the way she was sitting correctly and almost immediately about 6 kids around her sat right. Took so much less energy on my part!  I also had the bright idea to take pictures of students during their time in the library.  One student who is quite a challenge had his foot on the table. I ran (yes ran) to get my camera. When I got back to him he had his foot on the floor. I asked him to put it back on the table and he said he knew that his feet belonged on the floor.  I could have hugged him!

So starting next week part of the bulletin board outside the library will be titled - "Leaders in the Library" and each week I will post pictures of students who are caught doing the right thing in the library.  There will be other components to it as well.  They will track their own behavior and are being asked to discuss their behavior with another adult. As much as I don't like having to reward expected behavior, it's much better than the alternative. There will be prizes which will include school supplies, lunch with me in the library, snacks and yes even the dreaded candy.

I have to give much thanks to my Librarian Mentors.  They listen to my venting, encourage my efforts and are strong women who are always there for me.  Asking for and accepting help are signs of strength not weakness. :)

AND I even managed to start on one of my pieces for the upcoming Meet the Artist show with the African American History Committee of the Indianapolis Public Library

This Zebra Print mat will cover one of the shelves in the display case for my exhibit
The Colors of OUR Lives - Yarn Art Inspired by the Motherland

I also get a lot of inspiration from the running community.  Even in a virtual world there is encouragement every step of the way and I'm finding ways to let that transfer to other areas of my life. 
"Ain't nothing gonna slow me down!"

Monday, August 12, 2013

I'm on a roll!

I have updated my class schedule, at least through September.  Click on each date on the calendar to the right to see dates, times and the stitch to be taught.

To see pictures of each item that can be made for each class, click above on the Michaels at Avon - Class Schedule and Projects tab.  You'll find a picture and the name of each item.

Remember the way it works for the Tuesday and Thursday classes, for each class you learn a stitch and with that stitch you'll learn 2 projects that you can make.

The Sunday Special classes are different. They're for people with some experience with either knit or crochet.  I design those classes around what YOU want to learn after you've mastered the basics.  So they've included Flip Flop Fashions, Tunisian Crochet, Ruffle Scarf, and Dish cloths.  Coming up (again at the suggestion of students) will be Flowers and Doilies.

Also important to remember, I can be very flexible, so if you can't make a specific class but still want to learn that stitch or technique, I can teach you during a different class.  Just let me know!

Thank you all for your continued support and the 4700 views to my blog!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Where do I start.....

Things have been soooo busy for me, today is the first day in 3 weeks that I didn't have anywhere to go.
That doesn't mean I don't have anything to do though!

First, I am no longer with the library. I am now the School Librarian with Andrew Academy, a K-8 charter school on the east-side of Indy.  I'm also teaching Social Studies to the middle school students. (yikes!)  I am very excited about this opportunity and have a lot of things that I'm looking forward to doing!  I'll post pictures of my re-decorating efforts once I finish :)

I believe many of you already know that I've been asked to be a featured artist for Meet the Artist, a big art show sponsored by the Indianapolis Public Library's African American History Committee.  I will have items in a display case along with 2 chairs that I've been asked to yarn bomb.  It's taken a lot of looking but I finally found the chairs I'll be covering!
My title is The colors of OUR lives: Yarn art inspired by the Motherland.

I was given 122 knitted and crocheted squares by a group here in Indy that I was able to make into 4 blankets that will be going to the Riley Hospital for Children.

I'm adding children's crochet classes to the schedule at Michaels in Avon.

Fun bracelet and necklace

Cool zipper pulls
Little monsters

If you're interested, the classes will cost $15 and only be 1 1/2 hours long.  Click on the calendar at the right for day and time details  - Saturdays from 2:00-3:30. 

I'm still running and am now up to 2 1/2 miles in addition to my Aqua Zumba.  Trying to do both 3 times a week and working hard to get both scheduled in my busy week but I find working out helps me to stay focused. It's also helping with my arthritis pain.  

I'm really hoping to be better about updating all of my social media sites.  I have a schedule for everything, now the key is to stick to it! I'm still working part time but now it's just 3 days a week - half a day on Wednesdays and all day Thursdays and Fridays.  I will be returning to volunteering as a Hosts Reading Mentor with a Wayne Township elementary school and am adding a Tuesday afternoon knit/crochet class to my schedule.  Plus there's the Indiana Librarians Leadership Academy that I've been accepted to.  I had a week long conference last month and now our group is working on our project online.  We will get together when we can, like one Sunday later this month.  
Busy as a bee, yep that's me!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Who does... I do!

Maybe I was dreaming, but I thought that last night I read on one of my Knit & Crochet instructor Facebook group pages that someone wrote "who uses mobile coupons" as if it was a bad thing.  I then thought about all the ways I use my "devices" when it comes to knit and crochet so I thought I'd blog about it.  But then today I couldn't find the post!  I still want to write about how I use my devices ;)

I have an HP laptop, Samsung Galaxy Tablet and Samsung Galaxy Nexus (cell phone)

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            I get email coupons and I have apps for Michaels (of course) and JoAnns to get special coupons.  I also sew and Michaels doesn't sell fabric (not by the yard) and sometimes Michaels doesn't have the yarn I'm looking for so....  The apps also have projects, events, special deals and store information.

I download patterns that I find online.  I like that on my tablet I can zoom to make them larger.  I don't like that I can't 'mark' specific places on the patterns.  I've been told that's a possibility but I  haven't figured it out yet.  I've made folders on my tablet and laptop and then put the downloaded patterns in them. I also bookmark patterns from websites.  

Of course there are the cameras on all of my devices.  I'm always taking pictures.  I really like taking pictures of the process and not just the finished projects, then they can be posted to my blog, on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.  And it means I don't have to carry my projects with me, I can just pull out the tablet or phone and show off pictures of my finished projects!

I access Twitter and Facebook on my phone and tablet when I'm away from my laptop - both to post and tweet and to read what others have posted and tweeted.

There are the Note & Memo apps.  I can write lists of knit/crochet supplies that I need.  I recently needed to look at the price and size of yarn that I didn't have the label for and I just put it all on my phone's ColorNote.  It's an easy way to have lists with me at all times and not a lot of pieces of paper.

Another use for all 3 is to look up stitches.  I'm not a fan of many of the YouTube videos on  knit/crochet but if I can't remember how to do a stitch or want further information on a new one I'm trying to learn, I don't have to wait for a book from the library!

There are a lot of  knit/crochet blogs, Facebook pages, Pinterest boards and websites with a lot of good information and many often have free patterns.  Technology has definitely made knitting and crocheting much easier!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

My very productive week of FINISHING!

I've been on vacation from work this week.  I dubbed it as my week of finishing and I'm proud to say (and show) that I've finished a lot!  I have some big, amazing, wonderful opportunities coming up soon so I wanted and needed to finish some things that I've just been pushing around. 

As exciting as it is to start a new project, it's very rewarding to finish existing ones!

First, my second grandson of the summer made his appearance last week.  Mr. Peyton James weighed in at a healthy 9lbs 14ozs and is 24 inches long.  Mom, baby, big brother and dad are all doing well.
Chris checking out his 3 day old brother.

I often listen to audiobooks while knitting/crocheting/etc. Some months ago I started listening to Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.  It was a very interesting book with lots of twists.  I was very disappointed in the ending, but it's marked off of my list of things to do!

The knit and crochet blocks were donated to the Avon Michaels store.

 Next on the agenda was to combine the Warm Up America squares into 2 more blankets.  I then delivered them to Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis.  Again, a very rewarding feeling even if I was carrying 6 blankets on the hottest day of the year!  In addition to these 3, I'd crocheted 2 and knitted 1 blanket to donate. 

 These squares will be part of a quilt series and the artist asked me to correct several of them.  If you look closely, you can see what I did.  For more information about the artist and the series, check out  I'm very proud to be a part of this!
While my sewing machine was on, I decided to fix a body pillow for my daughter Stefani.  Afterwards I realized it's now about half of it's original size (it's been "fixed" several times) but she loves it and if you look close you see that's her hugging it in her sleep!

There were also several things that didn't require yarn,hook, needles or sewing machine. I read 4 books and wrote annotations for a library committee that I'm on, took Chloe and Stefani swimming with Courtney, spent time with all of the grandchildren, got back on track with my running, attended an Aqua Zumba class, met some friends for dinner, made fliers for 2 upcoming Michaels classes, AND taught a lady how to crochet! I still have 3 days left before I return to work.  I have a sock monkey that needs to be crocheted and THEN I can start on my some new projects!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Michaels classes info...

I have now updated my Michaels class schedule through the end of August.  This includes pictures of the items to be taught in each class and a description.  If you click on each date of the calendar (to the right) you'll get the details.  If you click on the Michaels Avon class schedule tab at the top, you'll see the pictures and other information about each class.

Remember all classes registered and paid for between now and July 6th will be $18.75 instead of the regular $25 each!

I'm still taking ideas for "special" classes so if there's something that you'd like to learn, let me know ASAP!

And thank you ALL for visiting my blog over 3,700 times!

Woo saaaaaaa!

My life is busy and crazy again, but I'm working on making it more manageable.  How you may ask?  Well, I'm putting me first. That means eating better and working out more regularly, both of which help me to sleep better.   I have health issues (don't we all) that I thought would put an end to my working out but I found out I'm just as sore and stiff if I don't work out as when I do.  So with my doctor(s) blessings, I've started running again.  I ran years ago but when you're told you have maybe 3 different types of arthritis, you (I) thought that meant my life would now be spent sitting and watching others.  Nope! So I've started running again.  I'm taking it slow and following a program (couch to 5k) that prepares you to run a k5 in 8 weeks.  I'm on week 2 and still feeling good.  I'm even planning to run a 5k in September to celebrate my 53rd birthday!

I wanted to do something else that would be easier on my joints so I found an Aqua Zumba class!  The first time was sooo much fun and  I proved that you don't have to be able to swim or even  dance to do this class!  I don't normally like group exercise classes but this one was different. There were women of different sizes, ages, colors and abilities.  So the plan is to walk/run 3 times a week and do the Aqua Zumba 2-3 times a week. Working out helps me to focus and settles some of my energy.  I've also found out that even if  I'm in pain when I first start, once I'm walking, running or moving in the pool, I don't feel any pain.  I do lots of stretching and I like using a stability ball, it seems like the stretches are better that way.

I'm also working to finish some already started projects before starting new ones.  I have been presented with some great opportunities and I want to have a clear head and plate so I can give them my all!  I'm working on saying no to some things (and people) or at least not volunteering to take on so much.  In addition to some recent invitations to be involved with other artists and businesswomen on ventures that they're involved in, I was recently accepted into the Indiana Librarians Leadership Academy!  Another great opportunity for me.

We're still waiting for the 2nd grandson of the summer to make his appearance, he should be here this week though.  As blessed and busy as my life is, I know that putting my health first will allow me to continue to do the many things that I want to do with my family and for myself.  I hope that you all realize the same thing too and take better care of yourselves!

It also helps to laugh and have a good time so I'm sharing this not so flattering picture of myself.  My daughter and I along with other library staff walked in the 500 Festival Parade with the Clifford The Big Red Dog Balloon in May.  I was able to get in a little walking, a lot of standing and had a good time.   Waving and carrying a 45 foot balloon are not as easy as they look! But we had a good time

Have I got a deal for you!

From now (June 16th) until July 6th, any Michaels knit and crochet class that you register and pay for, you will receive a 25% discount. That means you'll pay $18.75 instead of $25.00!
That includes my upcoming Flip Flop Fashions class on Sunday, July 21st.  I'll be doing a demon on this at the Avon Michaels on Sunday, July 6th so stop by to see me and sign up for a class or two.  

Be sure to tell others so they'll get in on this great deal.  

I'll be updating my class schedule so click on the calendar to the right to see what I'm teaching and when.
If there's a 'special' class that you'd like for me to include, be sure to let me know ASAP!

Below are some of the Flip Flop Fashions that I'll be teaching!
Another way to use your Ruffle yarn
The color combinations are endless!