Friday, January 27, 2017

So much to learn so little time

So excited!  On Sunday I get to go with one of my favorite people to a weaving class taught by another of my favorite people and spend the whole day better learning how to warp my loom. 

Jennie Hawkey of Hopewell Weaving teaches a wide variety of classes through the year at her studio near Peoria. Fabulous teacher and all around good egg, that's her. 

I have warped a loom before in my life but if I were ever to be filmed doing it, the video would go majorly viral and cause injury to many people (from laughing). I want to do good in the world, not injury, so I will be at Jennie's house on Sunday to learn and doing a little laughing myself (and at myself, in sure).

If you're in this area of the country and want a reasonably priced weaving class, keep an eye on Jennie's website ( or follow her on Facebook. You can sign up for her mailing list and keep up on what classes she had going on. 

Monday, January 23, 2017

All in how you look at it

If I were in a "life is like…" sort of moods, I would say this hot mess is a reality for all of us. None of us gets through life with everything all put together and beautiful all the time. Life is beautiful as we embrace the messiness it takes to eventually get where we're going. 

But I'm not in that mood today. This hot mess is waiting for one more tiny section and then I'll be able to get it off the pillow and cleaned up. But it's been a fun one. I think I'm going to use it as a doily under my candy dish at work.