Friday, March 13, 2009

2010 Knitting Calendar Information and Opportunity

Gifts From The Heart...back to basics

I was putting together a few things for one of my sisters, who recently moved, for her to have at her new home and it dawned on me that "back to basics" was really appropriate, simple gifts, handmade gifts, thoughtful gifts...with the financial strain everyone is feeling "made" gifts are really back to the forefront. It is funny how things evolve, I even saw a Lava Light recently for those of you who don't know what that is, it is something that was really hot years ago and everyone one had one. It seems some of the things we grew up with are returning.

Showing people how to present and put gifts together economically makes sense. There are so many opportunities to use other containers, baskets, boxes at little or no cost that it makes sense to recycle some items. These are items that everyone needs and uses. We can share ideas and ways on saving in other areas too. There will be more on those subjects a little later.

OPPORTUNITY.....In the past, the regular designers have referred other people they thought were talented to me and we have used their items and this worked out really well. This year, I want to try something a little different. I don't know who is talented out there and I am sure our designers aren't aware of everyone so.....we are going to open up this opportunity to everyone out there this year by asking those that are interested to submit a design for any household item, knitted or crochet and three individuals will be selected as "guest designers". For those interested, send me a note and I will give you further information. My email is I think this is a great opportunity for those that wanted to have something published but didn't know how to go about it.

More later on the calendar, be thinking about the opportunity of submitting a pattern!

Janet Nogle

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