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Saturday Fair and Plant Sale (Oct 29)

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My book, Baskets for Butterflies.

Come join the fun!

Free Admission

Metro Tech Fall Festival and Plant Sale

October 29 (Sat)

Metro Tech High School
1900 W. Thomas Rd., Phoenix
(Corner of Thomas and 19 Ave.)


My daughter and I will be dressed like hippies! Continue reading Saturday Fair and Plant Sale (Oct 29)

Craft Fair Saturday

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Glendale Landmark Middle School


My daughter, Tiffany, and I will be staffing a table of items for sale.
I’ll have copies of my book, Baskets for Butterflies, and assorted macramé projects. She is bringing lots of jewelry and some crocheted items.
The craft fair at the school goes from 10am – 4pm.
It is associated with the 12th Annual Teddy Bear Day.

Metro Tech Fall Festival and Plant Sale

MacrameTulip1Mark your calendars for plants, crafts, and Groovy fun!

October 29 (Sat) from 8am – 1pm

Of course, I’ll have my book, Baskets for Butterflies.

But that’s not all . . . In honor of my macramé items, I’m going to celebrate the 1960’s and 70’s by dressing up as a hippie!

Friendship1Where did I find the clothes? (My closet). Where did I wear them? (West High School, which was the original name for Metro Tech High.) There are more embarrassing details below, but here’s the event info first:

Metro Tech High School
1900 W. Thomas Rd., Phoenix
(NW corner of Thomas Rd. and 19 Ave.)
October 29 (Sat) from 8am – 1pm

Admission is free.

Continue reading Metro Tech Fall Festival and Plant Sale

Sneak Peak

Heart doily
Heart doily





My daughter, Tiffany, has had so much fun selling jewelry and crocheted items through her Etsy account
( that I’ve decided to open my own Etsy site. I will announce the link as soon as I’ve uploaded my very first items.

While my daughter favors the modern approach, my style is toward the antique. I’ve been crocheting since I was 12 years old and have collected a wide variety of old books, such as the February 1950 WORKBASKET pictured here. The heart doily appeared on the cover of that issue.

I have two of the dainties completely crocheted. My task today is to hand wash them and let them dry flat overnight. Tomorrow I’ll lightly starch / iron both and add the big satin ribbon bow and the narrower organza around the scalloped edges. There’s also a small heart charm to sew into the heart’s tip.

I hope to have the items uploaded to a new Etsy account by the end of the week. I’ll let you know when that happens.