Tuesday, October 20, 2009

brightly woven strands...


Did I already mention that Tuesdays are craft night at our home??? We open the house from 6:30 to 9:30 every Tuesday night and all are invited to bring projects of any type to work on. The ages of those who show up are from 15 to 70 and there are a few men from time to time as well. I love this day although sometimes I have to tell you, it's utterly exhausting.

For instance the first time I was asked to show my niece how to sew a wing dress...oh don't get me wrong - I've sewn many a wing dress but at THIS particular session, my auntie Bon (daughter of one of our Chiefs) and Vera (daughter of Grandma V who is inimitable and fiery) scooted in very close to watch my every move. They commented from time to time between themselves and I was SOOOO intimidated to be "teaching" in front of them! I actually deduced later through their little side comments that NEITHER of them had ever sewn a wing dress so I felt much more in my element:-) See the thing about me is this: I do the things I do because I like them...I am not good with being "taught" how to play the piano or knit or sew...but I can make anything I see or play anything I've heard and liked on the flute or piano (another tale to be told). So my teaching methods are not weak per se, but let's just say they're somewhat unconventional...

I started writing this blog a week or so ago and here it is TUESDAY again...I'm both excited and a little chagrined because this is between paydays so the snacks will be somewhat sparse...however I fully look forward to hearing the latest "news" and stories.

I've heard stories about Aunties who could be heard in the next room tearing fabric and then magically appear with a beautiful wingdress, about grandmas who wove the richness of the sun into their basketry...uncles who gave out both wisdom and hilariously raucous humor in the same breath...

yeah...I love craft night!


3 comments:

Christiejolu said...

Hello! I love your blog! Your stories are so cool. A craft nihgt sounds fun. I should think of doing that with my family. The last time I did it looked like a fairy blew up in the house. There was glitter everywhere for weeks. But we had fun!

Alice in Wonderland said...

Hi Flying Eagle Woman!
These nights sound great! I'd love to be part of them. The whole get-togethers sound wonderful and I bet that you all have a good time! I saw a cople of weeks ago the things that you had made on "The Little House On the Prairie", and I love your moccasins and rugs! I'd really love a pair of your Moccasin boots! Tassels too!
Big hugs!

Miss Pussycat said...

Hi Flying Eagle Woman, Thank you for your nice comment on the bunting. I was so excited when I read about your craft night. I have just this minute got in from the craft night I run at a local pub! We are called knit, natter, stitch and chatter. We are on facebook, join up and then you can keep in touch. Do you have a page for your group? x