Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Big Sale! Huge!

At Woven Art
325B Grove st
East Lansing, MI 48823
July 14-16, 2011

Big, big Sale. Huge!
1/2 n 1/2-20%
Art Yarns Silk Rhapsody 30%
Buffalo Gold - 30%
Chesapeake - 20%
Creative Focus Linen - 25%
Denim - 30%
Frog Tree sport weight Alapca - 25%
Frog Tree Pico Boo - 30%
Fiesta Yarns - all - 30%
Luscious - 40%
Imperial Stock Ranch bulky roving cakes - 25%
Misti Alpaca Chunky - 25%
Plymouth Tweed 25%
Tilli Tomas - all - 25%
Yarns On Stage - 30%
Bargain Tower Yarns - an additional 25%
Undyed Spinning Fiber - 25%
50% Table
Greener Shades Dyes and assists - 50%
Kollage Kits - all - 50%
Culinary Colors - 50%
Lantern Moon Cross Body Denim bags- 50%
Louet Hand dyeing kit - 50%
Dollar Table
Back Issues - $1
Hemp Twine
Hemp Spinning Fiber
Free Lace Sheets
Art Felt DVD’s
Selected single sheet patterns
Selected books
Selected yarns

Thursday, July 7, 2011

More of Mom's wisdom

There were two pieces of newsprint taped to the wall of my Mom's studio. My last blog post recounted one of them. Here is the other:

Golden Rules for Living
1) If you open it, close it.
2) If you turn it on, turn it off.
3) If you unlock it, lock it up.
4) If you break it, admit it.
5) If you can't fix it, call in someone who can.
6) If you borrow it, return it.
7) If you value it, take care of it.
8) If you make a mess, clean it up.
9)If you move it, put it back.
10) If it belongs to someone else, get permission to use it.
11) If you don't know how to operate it, leave it alone.
12) If it is none of your business, don't ask questions.

I love these. 

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Wisdom from Mom

I spent some time this past weekend on Old Mission Peninsula with some of my family.  I was inspecting Mom and Dad's long deserted house. In their joint studio I found a couple of newspaper clippings taped to the wall. My guess is that Mom put them there. I so carefully peeled the crumbling yellow papers and put them in my wallet.  Still, they are falling apart. So I am putting them here.

The first one:
An English newspaper asked its readers this question: "Who are the happiest people on earth?" These were the four prize winning answers:
- A craftman or artist whistling over a job well done.

- A little child building sand castles.

- A mother, after a busy day, bathing her baby.

_ A doctor who has finished a difficult and dangerous operation and saved a human life.

No millionaires among these, one notices. No kings or tycoons. Wealth and position, no matter how the world strives for them are not the things most people --in their wisdom, we might add-- consider the essential quality of happiness.