Blogging Friends Forever Award

Thanks so much to Micki who has given me this Blogging Friends Forever Award!  Micki is an American living in beautiful Donegal who is passionate about quilting, embellishing, felting and all fiber arts.  You can catch Micki’s blog Irish Muses and enjoy some of her favourite music by clicking here or following the link in the blogroll on the right.

The rules for this award are that you …

  • link back to the person who gave you this award
  • give this award to four dedicated followers of your blog
  • present it to one person who is new to your blog and lives on the other side of the world

The people that I would like to give this award to are Joni Phippin, Sylvia Oreifig, Mary Dawson, Dawn Edwards and Martin Lyttle

Yesterday I had my interview for ‘Craft in the Classroom’ and should get to know on Monday whether I am selected for the project or not.  I am really hoping that I will be chosen as one of the participating artists because it would be a great oportunity to work with primary school children and introduce them to the art of feltmaking.  On Sunday this weekend I will be having a small stand at a local craft fair so am busy today making some more scarves and putting a few things together that I might need for the day.  Because of all the work that I have been doing recently for the 2 exhibitions I don’t actually have a lot of stock lying around.  I am not going to worry unduly about selling work but have decided to do a few demos and advertise my felt making classes in addition to displaying work.  If anyone is interested in coming along the event takes place from 12pm  until 4pm at Boats Bistro on the Carlow side of the river at Tinnahinch, Graiguenamanagh, Co. Kilkenny.

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Felt rug and Podcamp Ireland

Some of you have been having problems with the link in a previous post so please click HERE if you would like to see some pictures of my rug in progress at the Mehmet Girgic course I took at Wollknoll in Germany last week.  For those of you still unable to click through here is an image of the completed and fulled rug prior to shaving.

Rug prior to shaving!

Rug prior to shaving!

Podcamp takes place tomorrow in Kilkenny and I am going to be participating by contributing to a session in the morning.  I promise to write a proper post about felting on Monday but obviously I am very busy this weekend.  What is Podcamp you ask?  Well I have copied an item from the Podcamp Ireland website explaining what it is all about (hope they don’t mind the copying)and here it is sounding a lot more complicated that I expect it really is!

“A PodCamp is a usually free BarCamp-style community UnConference for new media enthusiasts and professionals including bloggers, podcasters, YouTubers, social networkers, and anyone curious about new media. The first PodCamp was held September 8-10, 2006 in Boston, Massachusetts. PodCamps are now being held worldwide.

PodCamp isn’t just about podcasting! If you’re interested in blogging, social media, social networking, podcasting, video on the net, if you’re a podsafe musician (or want to be), or just someone curious about new media, then please join us – and bring a friend or colleague.”

If you are in the South East of Ireland why not pop along and join in the fun.  To extend the weekend even further progress then to Tinnahinch in Graiguenamanagh where we are having the first revival of the old Michaelmas Festival which took place in the area for over 300 years but died out in the 60’s.  I am on the organising committee of the festival so what with talking at Podcamp and working in Tinnahinch I think that it is going to be a very busy weekend!