Friday, October 31, 2008

Dear Friends, A Sad Day....

Dear Friends,

It is with a heavy heart that I write to tell you that Alice passed away yesterday afternoon at her home. I was at 35,000 feet somewhere over the Atlantic and I remember thinking of her, hoping that we would be able to visit with her today.

It is so good to have the memories that we have of her while she still felt well. The last time the Chicks visited with her as a group was on our return trip from our Retreat Weekend. She loved seeing the samples we had to share with her, hearing all about our weekend, the food we ate, and asking each of about our next projects.

The World has lost another Weaving Great.


Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Crash Courses

Dear Alice,

When Daryl Lancaster says 'Crash Course', you had better take he at her word! We had three intense, lecture-filled, practice-filled, garment-looking, study-filled, days. She gave 200% in her teaching to every one of us. I will catch up with you soon (all about it), since there are a few loose threads to wrap up here before Scott and I head to Scot-land!

Love to you!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Not Gone....

Dear Alice,

It wasn't fair to entice you with that photo of my pressure canner, was it? I went to look for the little booklet that came with it, and alas! there is no publication date. I rather think it is from the 30's or 40's. The Kook-Kwick Handbook from Sears Roebuck & Company. It is a great little canner. I didn't meet my goal of 30 quarts of tomatoes, but there are 20 qts. and 4 pts. on the pantry shelf, and that half peck of tomatoes that were dried—those all fit into 2 quart jars and 1 pint jar! I used some of those today in the pistou mix that the turkey breast is marinating in tonight.

So begins a week of craziness! Suzy and her family are due here yet tonight. Friday I pick up Daryl Lancaster at Detroit Metro, and this weekend is our workshop with her. We also have to start our jurying process all over for the Guild.

I'll give you an update when things calm down a bit.

For now, be well!

P.S. The scarves are finished!