Thursday, October 2, 2008

Busy Busy Busy

Well, I'm busy at the Lighthouse Camp with projects and plans. That's always nice but I can't believe that the Handmade Faire is right around the corner followed closely by Music By the Bay. October and November are going to FLY!

It's really exciting that Dwain Wilder will be joining us for MBTB and bringing his beautiful and wonderful sounding dulcimers. He will be opening the concert with some of his poems. I think he'll be truly inspired to write when he sees how beautiful the facility is!

Lots of really great workshops and since we have Pat Augustine catering for us this year. I can actually lead a workshop on website promotion and building.

However, tomorrow I'll be at the Forestry Resource Education Center's Fall Festival demonstrating basket-making which is always a lot of fun. I'll get to see some old friends and make some new ones.

On Sunday, Neil (my grandson) and I will be at the Cattus Island Festival with some EBB-wear for sale and talking up the music festival. So if you are in the area, please stop by to see me.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Music By the Bay - 11/7-9/08

It's almost time for the music weekend -- just put the registration form online and am ready to start the push for registration. In fact, I already have some that have come in. Postcards will be going in the mail early next week and we're getting a listing in Dulcimer Players News. You can check the postcard out online at the website.

This event is going to be so much fun and it will benefit By Hand Traditionally - which is really exciting.

Friday, September 5, 2008

We finally did it!

I have wanted an angora rabbit for many years. Abbie & Sean bought me Commander Bun Buns in 2002 for Mother's Day but my ex said that it could not come home with me and then I couldn't have her in the apartment, yadda yadda yadda.

We did it now. I can't wait until Cash and Elvis come home.

Of course, I can't forget my other sweeties -- Rex, Buddy, PC & Rusty. Too bad, I'm not interested in spinning dog or cat wool.

I'm off to teach "The Joy of Dogs" at the Becoming an Outdoors Woman workshop today.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Whew! How did it get to be July?

I don't know. I blinked and my grandson got taller and smarter and it's already July. Maybe it's because I took the accelerated course for EMT-B during the month of June. I took the course at Mt. Laurel EMS led by Ken Grabowski and Apryle Fox. It was tough but well worth it. I'll be taking the state certification test later this month.

Now, it is back to reality and catching up on work, practicing my dulcimer and getting a warp on my loom. That's my reality. Hooray!

I'm going to try to get more serious about blogging too. So that I can post photos of some of the items I create, jams or concerts I get to as well as some of the wonderful people I meet.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Ravelry Invite

Well, I received my invite and now, I just surfaced from the Internet for a slight breather as I learn all the ins and outs -- truthfully, I just started looking at all the patterns and want to do nothing but start right in on a project. First things first - I have to get organized.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Website launch - NREF

I've worked at re-designing the website for the Natural Resource Education Foundation of NJ. It's now live at --

The other two domains will be pointing to it seamlessly (I hope).

If you visit and see any glitches, misspellings or other Internet artifact, please let me know.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Happy New Year!

New Year Resolutions,

1. Make more time for myself and with family
2. Get stuff done
3. Make more music
4. Make more baskets
5. Get started weaving on the loom
6. Shoot my bow EVERY day (at least 3 "perfect" arrows"
7. Laugh more
8. Slow down
9. Start (and maintain) my blog.

Well, one down. This is started.

Here's to 2008!