Thursday, January 15, 2009


I belong to Ravelry, and The True Beauty Scarf Project group. We are putting together scarves for auction to benefit the Support Network for Battered Women and looking for yarn donations. I'm collecting multi color sock yarn to weave into a scarf. I will accept any left overs you have of whatever material ( I plan to wear gloves to weave this one LOL.)

Here is our header for the group page which explains what the group is all about:

Scarfs will be put together from remnants of yarn leftover from previous projects that were special to the people who contributed, and the finished scarves will be sold in an auction to benefit the Support Network for Battered Women.
Read Carefully!:
Pieces of yarn should be between 10-25 yds.
You must include a card explaining why that yarn is significant to you
Not all pieces will go to the same place (different people will be putting together different scarves!)
ALL finished scarves will be SOLD auction style
Winners of the auctions will receive the finished scarf along with its rightful cards

If you want to contribute, you must include a card with this:
My name is _______________.
This yarn is from (yarn brand), it was leftover from (project name) which was created for (person who received it) I consider this project to be special because (why was it special). I hope my contribution will help a truly remarkable and beautiful person.
Sincerely, _______________

Please email me if your interested in donating some yarn and I will give you my snail mail addy to send it to me.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Surprise, Surprise!

Saturday when I went to the mail box I found this: Of course I got excited! Yay! mail from way down under and there were these most interesting brochures, about Potters, an Art Guide and a Wine Guide. The latter took me by surprise, wine, who knew, now I would like to sample some and pronto can we all say WINE TOUR! Of course the hubster asked how long a plane ride are we talking about, since he's afraid of flying, me thinks 24 hrs or so on a plane is not in his near future. But the wine tour may convince him otherwise. LOL
Although I loved the brochures my favorite piece was still inside the bag! This gorgeous tea towel, is it not the the cutest tea towel you've seen? I thought is was, even the hubby made a comment about it coming from a master weaver. (Poor thing he's only been exposed to my futile attempts so, this piece of art was eye opening for him). There was a little argument on why we couldn't use it, so I compromised and told him we wouldn't, it was just a display towel.

This is it's permantent home and everyone knows not to use it. And who was my surprise gift from? Meg you must visit her blog it's always inspiring and her gallery is full of wonderful handwoven pieces of art. Thank you Meg, we send hugs!