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Tiplet: How to Choose A Craft Mentor

June 26th, 2015 at 04:33 am » Comments (0)

under the DAMN I WISH I WROTE THAT
No matter what your fiber art “compulsion” her advice translates well to the all.

Deb Shipp of DMK has shared some excellent thoughts on how to select a mentor for Kumihimo and Braiding in her blog at dmkartisanjewelry.blogspot.com

She shared much of this in a conversation in our FB group Beaded Braids Kumihimo & More but as every one knows, info can fast disappear – so you might want visiting and bookmarking the post. I did







Memorial Day – Observed

May 24th, 2015 at 09:41 am » Comments (0)

Memorial Day – originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America.

God Bless America

God our Father, Giver of life, we entrust these United States of America to Your loving care.

You are the rock on which this nation was founded.

You alone are the true source of our cherished rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Reclaim this land for Your glory and dwell among Your people.

Send Your Spirit to touch the hearts of our nation’s leaders.

Open their minds to the great worth of human life
and the responsibilities that accompany human freedom.

Remind Your people that true happiness is rooted in seeking and doing Your will.

Through the intercession of Mary Immaculate,
Patroness of our land,
grant us the courage to reject the “culture of death.”

Lead us into a new millennium of life.
We ask this through Christ Our Lord.

Amen.
(author unknown, found on a Catholic prayer site)

To learn more about the history and traditions of
History of Memorial / Decoration Day







SUPPORT New York – join KFI Operation Sandy Relief

November 7th, 2012 at 09:08 am » Comments (0)

KFI Logo As a NYer, born and bred, with family hard hit in the several areas of NYC, it has been gut wrenching to sit here and know there was little or nothing I could do.

Stressing that all clean useful articles are acceptable I hope you will take a moment to read the announcement of KNITTING FEVER’s Operation Sandy Relief. In the past KFI has “matched” donations for disaster relief here and abroad with the donations made thru its shops. This time its a lot closer to home.

I hope those who can will make cash donations to the charity of your choice,

That you will check with your local places of worship to see if you can aid them

and finally, I hope you will consider contributing to the KFI hope of warming our fellow NYers –
afghans, hats, mittens, scarves, shawls – used but in good repair coats – sweaters – quilts, blankets ALL are needed

With the first named North Easter named Athena, headed their way they need every bit of warmth we can send.

Whether you offer prayers or cash donations, or the work of your hands, all will be much appreciated.

Wheat

KNITTING FEVER’s Operation Sandy Relief





Diversity Need Not Mean Division

September 20th, 2012 at 09:10 am » Comments (7)

There is NEVER any excuse for creating a atmosphere of hate and intolerance and most assuredly not one that leads to violence.

Nor can we solve today’s problems by turning the other cheek.

It is no secret that I was raised “Terminally Catholic” – Roman and Orthodox with all the twists an turns an ethnically diverse city and neighborhood can provide.

AZ Gov Jan Brewer
Arizona Gov Jan Brewer signed into law a bill that will allow bible classes in the Arizona public schools.

Certainly the “dark” part of the Catholic history be denied, fortunately we were taught that the inquisition, the crusades and the treatment of the “natives” were more about the flaws of man, than the evil of any religion.

It was the LEARNING about not only the differences but also what we had in common that made a huge difference. Maybe I was just lucky, but I remember the Dominican Nuns who made subtle note of the traditions of every child in their classes – we learned about the cultural traditions of the Irish, Scots, Polish, Ukrainian, Italian, Hispanic (Cuban and Puerto Rican mostly) and of course especially about their unique celebrations of our common religion and yes our common neighborhood (we all walked to school and most lived close enough to walk home for lunch)

Our Neighbors included wonderful examples of their faiths including a Baptist Minister and his family on one side and an elder in his church and his wife who taught me to Crochet at the age of five. Mrs E also will forever be remembered as the Cookie Lady by all who grew up in that neighborhood, largely Roman Catholic but with a diversity in ethnicity, blended into good neighbors.

Looking back, it is obvious the willingness to allow other to hold opposing views comes from the grounding in tolerance provided by my parents and my teachers, and more than a little by the diversity of my “block”.

No question we were also taught that others were misguided in their beliefs, we were never taught to think of them as evil or that those who did not agree should be subjected to torture or worse.

Nor, should we be tolerant of any entity which preaches hatred and murder.

We must take and all appropriate action to protect our citizens at home and abroad. There is no excuse not to do so.

Still, Arizona is right – teaching Comparative Religion could well be a first step to restablishing real tolerance – The United States of America is a nation that was made strong by taking our differences and blending them into a whole while respecting the rights of others to have some different beliefs.

We need to find a way back to creating commonality respectful of ethinicity, but at the same time sharing a “new” culture and language if we seek that

Diversity need not mean Division!







Steve Jobs 1955-2011

October 6th, 2011 at 11:28 am » Comments (0)

Steve Jobs on death

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Remembering that I’ll be dead soon… is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.

Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked.

There is no reason not to follow your heart

Steve Jobs
June 14, 2005
Stanford Commencement







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