Just a quickie post before our scheduled windstorm tomorrow so that if I have to turn off the computer I won't feel behind. I've posted the 2008 teaching schedule in the sidebar. The images above and below are samples for a class I'll be teaching at The Raeven's Nest in Cedarburg, Wisconsin in October. Kim has just posted all the information at the website and put an ad in this month's Cloth Paper Scissors so the word is out. Also joining me there will be Laurie Mika, Bernie Berlin, Michael deMeng, Opie and Linda O'Brien, Karyn Gartel and Jill K. Berry. The hotels are gorgeous, the town historic, the class line-up very exciting. Check it out.
Of course I did go out on the town with John for a New Year's Eve Party at the home of the charming Ricardo. He is the party-meister supreme. We were not wild but we did have wonderful food and libations and Rick put on a funny hat and amused us all. I could say more. We had a blast.
Here is a true vintage photo from around 1965. My precious daughters in their matching flannel nighties made for them by my revered Aunt Marjorie as a Christmas present. Those were thin days of single motherhood when I worked at Motorola in Phoenix and attended Arizona State University. I took off from work that day and spent my entire paycheck on Christmas presents (it was the year of the Easy-Bake Oven). My room mate Linda and I made sure the girls had a good Christmas although Shellie was obviously mad about something in this photo; something that Stephanie thought was pretty funny. So long ago, it brings a lump in my throat to revisit those children, so sweet and trusting and their mother so young and inexperienced.
Here's to all young mothers struggling to do their best for their children while juggling their own needs. It's very hard, I know.