Time to Get Out Your Calendars and Write Down These Dates
I am a planner junkie. In fact, I have a planner, two workbooks, a wall poster calendar, and several calendars around the Parris House to keep me as organized as possible. That's not to say it's always 100% effective, but I'm a writing-it-down kind of woman. The particular organizing and planning system I'm using right now is created by an amazing Australian woman named Leonie Dawson. She's no nonsense and ethereal simultaneously. Not sure how else to describe her but her work and life planner are highly effective, as is she. To take a peek, click HERE. Regardless of what kind of time keeper/planners you use, however, I've got some dates for you to write down, so grab your planner, rip your calendar off your wall, whatever it takes, and write these down: January 23rd: Last day to register for the Intro to Hooking class I'm teaching at SAD44 Adult Ed. It's going to be fun! We're making cute 8" x 8" Valentine themed mats that can then be finished as pillows or table toppers or wall hangings - your choice. Classes will be Monday, January 30th and Monday, February 13th. FMI, click HERE. January 28th: Beginner Dye Class at the Parris House. This is one of the most fun classes I have here. You learn three different methods of wool dyeing and leave with a full yard of your own hand dyed wool, ready to cut and hook with, or use with any other craft you please. FMI, click HERE. February 4th: Intro to Cold Process Soap Making at the Parris House. You will learn the art of cold process soap making *and* leave with 2 pounds of freshly made soap, a recipe to use at home, a soap mold, and safety equipment. FMI, click HERE. March 11th: Yes, You Are & Yes, You Can, beginner rug pattern design class at the Parris House. Another great class that's super fun! You will learn genres, design tips and tricks, getting your pattern on the grain, and so much more. You will leave with a completely finished linen pattern of your own design, all ready to hook. FMI, click HERE. April 1st: Soap making again! See earlier description, but for tickets for this date click HERE. April 22nd: 207 Creatives Belfast Hook In, First Church of Belfast, UCC, Belfast, Maine. Many of you already know about this event and are even signed up for it, but for ALL the information, click HERE. We are finalizing some summer dates for my classes at the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village this year, so follow their page at THIS LINK for updates on my and many other great classes. September 9th & 10th, Sharon Springs Harvest Festival, Sharon Springs, NY. You know you want to go to one of the premier fall festivals on the east coast and meet the Fabulous Beekman Boys, so why not make this the year? I will be there vending again this year and am hoping to persuade some other New England artisans to join me. FMI, click HERE. November 4th, Fifth Annual Paris Hill Hook In, Paris Hill, Maine. You read it here first! Pencil (or better, do it in ink) this in on your calendar and I will have all of the information and registration forms coming by April. In fact, I will have registration forms with me at the 207 Creatives Belfast Hook In, so ask for one there. On the planning table for possible classes to be held at the Parris House are art journaling, ecoprinting/dyeing, a permaculture class, and natural dye techniques, so do stay tuned. As I add more dates, you can always see what's happening on our Classes & Workshops tab on the website and on our Events section of the Facebook page. Plan to join us for some or all of these events and in the meantime, happy hooking!
- Elizabeth Miller