Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Conference/Save the children

Hi Everyone,

While walking in the market at the conference, I saw a booth
that said "SAVE THE CHILDREN", which immediately caught
my attention.  Several years ago it came to light that millions
of babies in many countries were dying for lack of warmth after
birth.  These babies can be saved with a simple knit or crochet
cap to keep them warm.  Rita Weiss and Jean Leinhauser
were responsible for getting the CGOA involved in making
caps for this worthy cause, and 250,000 caps were
made and sent to them. 

Tricia Puskar, Associate Director Outreach/Survive to 5, Save
the Children program, was so enthusiastic while manning
the booth.  She was so excited that people were responding
in such a positive manner.

The cause continues and the goal is to make a million caps.
You can do your part by;

1. Making a Cap, knit or crochet (many free patterns for premie
caps can be found on the web).

2. Write to the New President, letting him  know you
care about the needs of the newborns around the world.

Put your cap and letter in an envelope and mail it by December
31, 2008 to

Save the Children, Knit One, Save One
c/o The Doe Fund
173 Cook Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206

3: find out more at http://www.SavetheChildren.org


Me at the booth with the little hat that I crocheted
that morning.

Vashti, Rita and Me at the CGOA meeting

Another gorgeous fashion

Myra wearing the beautiful shawl that
was a gift, made by Margo from the free form list

Me and Myra at the Free Form gathering

Free Formers Gathering Friday Night

Still more to come!



Good Morning,

Here are some more photos from the conference.


Happy Students in the Intermeshing class.

Lots of photos from the fashion show.  My camera
never works when they are on stage, but the models
walked around the floor, so we were able to get some
close-ups of the fabulous fashions.

Jenny Dowd's stunning cape

Handsome hoody from Drew Emborsky's new book.

Another great sweater from Drew's book.

Doris wearing a Kim Guzman design, which
was a prize winner in the woman's fashion
division of the CGOA crochet contest.

Vashti modeling one of Doris' fabulous

My free form sweater.

Thats all for now.

Have a great  day!


Monday, September 15, 2008


Hi Everyone,

I returned home from the Portland, OR conference last night,
 finally had a chance to get my photos into the computer.  I
am leaving for New Zealand on Wednesday morning, so I
Will just keep putting in some photos and do as much as I can

Happy Scrumblers in the Free Form Class

Cari Clement, from Caron Yarns, with me in the Intermeshing
Workshop. Cari is the director of Fashion Design at Caron
International, she donated a huge box of yarn for students
at the conference.

Me, Myra, Noreen and Jorel

Meeting in the lobby.

Thats all for tonight, more tomorrow.


Sunday, September 7, 2008

Portland Conference

Hi Everyone,

Sorry I have not been posting at all for awhile.  Sometimes life
gets in the way.  The hurricane hit us yesterday and a tree
limb took out my power.  It was finally restored at 6:30
this evening.  No great damage though, just lots of rain.

I have been getting ready for the Knit/Crochet conference
being held in Portland Or next week.  I leave on Wednesday,
returning Sunday evening.  Then on the following Wednesday
I leave on a trip to New Zealand.  It should be a very exciting
trip, organized by Prudence Mapstone, and Prudence is
promising to keep us busy, with lots to see and do.  I will
have lots to report after these two events.

In between getting ready for traveling, I have been
 re-checking  the final proofs for my newest book -

I'm really excited about this book and it is available
for pre order on amazon.com

Have a great week everyone!