Folklife Festival

I just got back from the Texas Folklife Festival. It was my first year to go, and it was a blast! Exhausting, but wonderful. They estimate annual attendance at around seventy thousand; I probably talked to at least two or three thousand, myself. The Festival pulblicized my work to their local news station, and they had a news reporter from WOAI TV come out and interview me!

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Get your kicks on Route sixty-six

After the wedding, Chris and I took off with my Mom and Dad for one of the Great American Road Trips.

We didn’t actually travel the Historic Route 66, although we spent a lot of time seeing signs for it – we were on I-40, which follows much of the same path. We drove nearly three thousand miles in the course of nine days, starting and ending in Dallas.

Motor west


I’ve been too crazy-busy with this and several other things to mention it before, but I got married on May 5. After five and a half years of living together as a committed couple, Christopher and I agreed that it was high time for all of our friends and family to meet up and have a big party!

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I survived to tell the tale !

I’ve been sitting on this, because I didn’t want to jinx it, or say something wrong, or get into a copyright conflict or something. I talked to the producer yesterday, and he said that it’s definitely going to air, and it’s OK to talk about it and publicize it, so now I can tell you.

I’m going to be on TV!

I will be featured in an episode of HGTV’s “That’s Clever,” airing some time this Fall/Winter. Some time in September, I will find out the actual episode number, date, etc., and I’ll update then.

more photos of the work, and text about the whole adventure

The Willie Dancers

We got passes for backstage last weekend, for the Willie Nelson show in Fort Worth.

Thanks to Paul for the photos!
This one is several of the dancers, Willie, and his wife.

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Prize ribbons

This is just the first installment of the prize ribbons.

These ribbons are prizes for the Dallas Handweavers and Spinners Guild show which will open on April 13 at the main downtown library. The title of the show is “Sleight of Hand,” and all the themed materials (brochure, postcards, prizes, etc.) are related to stage magic.

Best of Show is going to say “hocus pocus” and the Student Best of Show will say “shazam!”

“ta-da!” is the intermediate level of awards. The next level of award will be a magic wand, and the lower level will be small twisted cords – mainly because I don’t have the time and the energy right now to weave 20 ribbons!

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