A while back I was reading one of my friend's blogs and she had written a list of 10 Things probably no one else has done. And another friend had done so in response. So I decided to do it and then two people posted their lists on my blog. So we here at Craftside thought you would be interested in reading lists of the 10 things our authors have done that probably no one else has done.
So I put the call out and here is the first list.
Margaret Hubert, Author of 6 books from CPi including her latest:
Sent in this list:
1. I once taught two hundred woman, gathered for a Hadassah meeting how to do my cast on in knitting,chaotic comes to mind.
2. I crocheted 7 horse masks for a friend who has show horses, challenging to say the least.
3. I once wrote an e-mail to a young man who covered his car in yarn. I did it on a whim, and I was curious. Tim lives in Texas, but I did not know that he was spending the summer in NY. He wrote back and asked "wouldn't it be fun if our two art forms met" I was apprehensive at first, but arranged to meet him. I had a friend come along, and we had so much fun driving around in the car. Tim and I have remained in contact, and on my last trip to Texas, he brought his car to my workshop.
4. I crocheted 16 "Red Hats" to perch on Lamp posts at a Florida Condo
5. At my first Knit/Crochet conference, I was offered a Long Island Iced Tea. To this non-drinker, I was soon offering to dance "Lovely Hula Hands" on the table. They still talk about it. I have since learned just what Long Island Iced Tea is.
6. I attended a wonderful Fiber Event in Australia, on my first night there, I got lost in maze of hedge rows, could not find my way back to my cottage. I was rescued by a fellow attendee, who admonished me for attending the event without my torch (flashlight to us).
7. At the same event, I showed up at the Fancy Dress ball in my finest evening clothes, only to find out in Australia, "Fancy Dress" means masquerade!
8. Once when I was getting ready to leave on a trip, my grandson handed me his Teddy Bear to take along, so I would not be lonely. I carried that bear all over the place and had people everywhere take my picture holding him.
9. While lying in a hospital bed, in pain, in the emergency room, a young woman doctor came in to examine me, she asked me to verify my birth date, asked me again, then asked if I was sure. She said that she could not believe it because I had lovely skin. Two minutes later, she returned with two nurses, and they all started asking me what creams I used etc, etc. My son, who had taken me to the hospital, was amazed and could not believe what was going on.
10. Knit 8 very long Harry Potter scarves for 8 grandsons.
Great list Margaret! Thanks for sharing.
Margaret will be teaching at Dallas/Fort Worth Fiber Fest
Friday - Sunday, April 4-6, 2008
Addison Conference Center
15650 Addison Road
Addison, Texas 75001
And a little birdie told me there just might be a surprise in store- so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for something special! There just might be an amendment to Margaret's list!
And if your looking to put a touch of spring into your day and would like to crochet a cute butterfly click on this past link for a free pattern by Margaret from her book, Plus Size Crochet.