Thursday, October 29, 2009

I Am Now an Authorized Schacht Dealer!

I am excited. I'm putting the finishing touches (I hope) on my Weaving Website.
You can see it by going to

Please let me know if you come across something that is not working!!'s a sneak-peek!! :)

Monday, October 26, 2009

OMG Look what I got at a YARD Sale!!

I'm sooo excited. I got this Mighty Wolf by Schacht at a YARD sale on Saturday when we were enroute to SAFF (Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair). The owner of the loom had passed away and her daughter was selling it. The loom came complete with photos of the owner proudly weaving on it. Ahhh.... so sweet!

Monday, October 19, 2009

I Need Your Help! :)

I made this teeny tiny bag as a gift and now am STUMPED. I guess I should have thought this out first but unfortunately I didn’t so now…. what to do????

Does anyone know anything about the magnet closures? Is it too late to use them because they needed to be sandwiched between the weaving and the lining?

I Need help! :)

Let There Be Peace On Earth

I just have to ..... I just have to do it.... I just HAVE to put up one more video.
Here's why....

Next time you're watching the 6 o'clock news and the videos on the news are constantly showing kids at their worst --- hurting one another and/or breaking the law and you begin to wonder .... are all kids like this .... is there hope?? Flash back to this video.....

Again, kudos to the teacher who ts encouraging these kids!

Ohhh...and this one is for my sister, Jeannie!

OMG....There are sooo many I wanna share! I guess I should share the link and let you find the songs you LOVE!!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Don't Stop Believing!

I am a former middle school science teacher (both 5th and 6th grades) and have always believed that getting the kids involved in something that they LOVED meant all the difference in their lives....

The theme song I used in my classes year after year after year was "Lean on Me". Basically I used the song to help kids learn to respect and accept one another. (I had no tolerance for belittling or bullying!) Everyday, at some point, we would crank up the tape player LOL and would all belt out the lyrics to our theme song because, after all, we ALL need someone to lean on!!

Anyway, here is a video that I came across on YouTube.

The teacher from the videos below says:
"I work with the PS22 chorus, an incredible bunch of NYC public school 5th graders in Staten Island! The chorus has performed all over New York, and have gained quite a following on the internet.

The PS22 Chorus was formed in the year 2000. We are an ever-changing group of 5th graders from a public elementary school in Staten Island, New York. We are NOT a school for the arts or a magnet program."

Kudos to this teacher!!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

A Fix For Your Schacht Cricket Loom's Heddle

I found this heddle modification to be very helpful when I worked on patterns and textures on the Cricket Loom.

LMK if this helps!

Uhhhhhh ooooohhhhh .... I SHOULD be asleep -- it is 2:38 a.m. Maybe THAT is why I misspelled my own name in the link on the video!!?? It SHOULD have said:

**** Goodnight **** :)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Weave a Scarf in a Day!

I am pumped. I am going to teach a rigid heddle class at Yes Yarn on November 14th.

Right now I'm busily making samples of the scarves that students will weave in ONE DAY!!

Here are the yarns we'll be using.... Aren't they GORGEOUS!!!

Monday, October 12, 2009

I have the BEST son-in-law AKA SonnyBoy :)

A week ago Hassan (and my daughter, Alysia) were visiting AND Hassan drew up plans for a 'studio' for me AND he built it!!! It houses ALL my stuff... ALL OF IT!! YAY!

It is FANTASTIC!! I LOVE it.....

Here is one photo.... I may put up more later....seems for the last week I've had trouble writing on my blog BECAUSE I'm too busy playing in my studio!

Thanks again!!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

An American Hero

I LOVE this!!!