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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Catching up

November has been busy for A Little Something. We've been meeting with members in small groups to distribute supplies and help with technical skills. Although this is efficient, it's not as good at team-building as our all-women meetings. It is, however, a lot of fun and just as hectic as getting together in large groups.

Getting the technical details right continues to be a challenge for the women. Crimps are poorly affixed or used incorrectly, the new earring findings seem to be confusing, and making turned loops and wrapped loops continue to be problematic. On the upside, the women have come a long way in developing their sense of design and using color. Most of the jewelry is really quite pretty. Htee Ku Paw is very open-minded about adapting her weaving designs to American tastes and uses. The Bhutanese knitters are making gorgeous hats and scarves.

We have amazing, wonderful, patient, go-with-the-flow volunteers, and without them we couldn't do what we do. Thanks Michelle, Carol, Jean, Ginny, and Amanda! I hope I didn't forget anyone.

Here are some recent photos of life with A Little Something...

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