Monday, November 26, 2012

Bombdiggity Women, Part IV

In my latest installment of women I consider to be absolutely fabulous, I introduce you to two cheerleaders for the Indianapolis Colts; Crystal Anne (left) and Megan (right).  They responded to the challenge of raising $10,000 for leukemia research as part of the "Chuckstrong" campaign; Megan promised to shave her head if the goal was reached.  Well, over $20,000 was raised by the deadline given, so Crystal Anne joined in the cause.

These two are not only "walk talkers", but they did this live on national TV during the Colts/Bills game on November 25.  The shaved hair was donated to Locks of Love for their ongoing effort to make wigs for cancer patients.

They started out as physically beautiful girls, and are still gorgeous even with bald heads.  Their inner beauty, however, is what shines through in this situation.  And I admire them for sticking to their guns and supporting a worthy cause.  A lot of us could learn a lesson from their tenacity and courage.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

From me to all of you---Happy Thanksgiving!  Please be grateful for the people and things you hold dear.

Monday, November 12, 2012

11/10/12--Egg Basket

Last Saturday's basket class at Morton Center produced this lovely Egg Basket.  Baskets of this type and style really were used in the "old days" to collect eggs on the farm.  You will see a few examples of this type of basket at just about any antique shop and/or mall you visit.

Once the God's Eyes were woven on each side (you have to concentrate on the first one and the second one is a breeze), the basket went together fairly smoothly.  A basket with a round shape like this one requires a lot of what is called backfilling; weaving short rows so that you finish weaving straight rows.  You start weaving this one at the sides under the God's Eyes and end it right straight down the middle.

It was very therapeutic to weave over and under the ribs.  And I think it turned out really well.  It was neat to see all the variations that occurred when others were weaving the same basket.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Truer Words...

Never watched a single episode of this show, but maybe I should have if the all the writing was this powerful: