SO So so many things are happening, I know I’ll forget more than a few. But for now, here’s some links for you:
Holiday Vacations will be getting us the new brochures pronto so you can get all the info on the CraftLit Tour 2011 with Heather Ordover and Amy Detjen to Boston and all bookish/fibery things in MA… right over to the Rhinebeck Fairgrounds for the NY Sheep and Wool Festival! Look for the logo to appear soon in the upper right corner of this page!
oh SHOOT! I forgot to tell you–the Droid App is out!!!! It was a big glitchy at first–if that happens to you or to you on the iPhone app PLEASE be sure to use the little “report a problem” link within the app. That goes straight to the tech guys and (as one listener let me know) they’re very fast. Also good to let me know so I can follow up!
http://garterstitch100.posterous.com/ garterstitch100 | International Women’s Day 100 | 100 million Stitches for 100 million Women 100 Events for 100th International Women’s Day
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen
Tuesday March 8th 2011 is the
Centenary of International Womens’ Day We are coming together for International Women’s Day to celebrate and look to women for solutions, for stories and for inspiration. We are bringing together 100 events will be hosted at Glasgow’s Tramway and Hidden Gardens on Tuesday 8th March, including: speakers, story tellers, visual art, dance, music, film, and a massive amount of knitting. We are trying to provoke Scotland into asking questions regarding women in 2011 by collectively knitting between 60 and 100 million stitches to exhibit as a backdrop to this event. That, my friend, is a 21km scarf… or one massive blanket. Why the big blanket? Demographer’s have shown that there are between 60 million and 100 million females missing from today’s global population. Sheryl WuDunn’s book “Half the Sky” investigates the oppression of women globally. Her stories shock. Only when women in developing countries have equal access to education and economic opportunity will we be using all our human resources. We are asking you to get involved.
Here’s how: Knit a square and send it to us!
Jetson and Janssen garterstitch100
c/o Tramway 25 Albert Drive
Glasgow G41 2PE
Make a Boob: Make a Boob is a community art project about breast cancer by award winning quilt artist Nina Lise Moen from Norway. She is collecting symbolic fabric boobs from all over the world which will be decorated at workshops and made into Make a Boob Art. Make a Boob provides art therapy for breast cancer patients, and raises awareness and involvement through making boobs for the project and exhibition of Make a Boob Art. Art pieces will be donated to hospitals and organizations who work with breast cancer and –patients. If you would like to contribute you can make boobs and send them to Nina Lise. You will find the step-by-step directions, mail address etc. on the Make a Boob blog, http://makeaboob.blogspot.com.
Debra’s CraftPatience—http://craftpatience.com— listed in iTunes and on Podcast Alley, both are linked to from the website.
Arizona update: I recorded and was poised to post just about when the shootings happened. The incident was a mile or so from our house and (not surprisingly) rather unnerving. We knew one of the victims and are still wrapping our heads around the event, the move, and everything. I’ll podcast with chapter one as soon as I possibly can.