jeannie's hands at work

Knitting, crocheting, other handwork, and personal.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Joel Called! and - A Sad Day for the Fiber Community in Albuquerque.

Joel called - he got to San Diego in one piece. I hope he's doing well. He'll be in boot camp for 13 weeks. I'm so proud of him and will continue to be.

On a sad note - a wonderful needlework shop here in town is closing. I have knitted with a group there for three years. It's been so welcoming and cheerful. Great friendships and much learning has occurred there. We in the group will miss the owners a lot. There are economic and health issues that have precipitated the closing. I wish the owners well and pray for their ease and comfort in a very hard time.

It seems that creative interests always feel the impact first in hard economic times and this is one of the results.
My classes have seen fewer students as well recently. It's an up and down cycle and this is a "dip in the road."

That's it for now.
Knit on!

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Thursday, May 08, 2008

The Few, The Proud...

May 5, 2008:
He volunteered. He wants to serve his country. He believes in protecting us. I couldn't be prouder of him.

It was tough to see him off Monday, but I'm so excited for him. He called briefly today to say he got to boot camp. His dad says he sounded matter of fact.

There's Crafting After Work today here and I'll go for awhile. I brought my spinning wheel but no roving to spin. My mind is swiss cheese this week.

I'll be better for having heard that Joel called.

More soon.

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