A week of fun & life-long learning at the library...

The past week has been busy...lots of programs.  We started off learning about stained glass and soldering at a Saturday morning workshop at my library branch.  Jean Barr did a wonderful job of explaining the process and allowing us to try our hand at soldering.  I found that I could have used an extra hand...

Tuesday afternoon was our final session of a Water*Paper*Paint class taught by Connie Walts.  We all enjoyed playing with color and using different techniques.

Wednesday--silk scarf tie-dyeing with Sharpie markers and alcohol.  Big fun at West branch. 

Thursday evening---bookbinding at Central Library, featuring Kimberly Jones of Serendipity Vintage Studio.  We selected a "discard" book, pulled out the book block, and inserted sketch paper in place of the old book pages.  The books were then re-bound using a Japanese stab stitch.  I love bookmaking!



Sometimes I can hardly believe how long I've gone between posts.  A few years ago I seemed to document things more often...now it is very hit-or-miss.  The sad thing is that I enjoy flipping through old posts, looking at pictures, and remembering the fun (or stress) of it all.  Not much to flip through the past few years.

FOLK Magazine, one of my new favorites celebrated their 10,000 "likes" on Facebook by offering $10.00 subscriptions (good until midnight tonight).  Go to their  blog page and click through to order your subscription.  The current issue is the best so far...great recipes, a section of Matthew Mead ideas and recipes, and so much more!  Updated...$10.00 subscriptions continue through Sunday 10/7 at midnight!  Individual issues are priced at $6.95, so $10.00 for 6 issues is a true bargain!