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Festival Update

March 27, 28, 29, 2015

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Bon Voyage…

This is just a brief note to let you know I am taking a break! We have had a whirlwind of activity here at our home. Sarah has successfully graduated from high school, is enrolled at Pitt for the fall (I am shedding a few tears, but HAPPY that she will be close by). My stepson, his wife and our grandson are back from Turkmenistan for the summer. My stepdaughter was home with our granddaughter, and announced that we will be grandparents again later this year! And we finished details for the first Pittsburgh Creative Arts Festival, and opened registration last week.

I finished my decorative tree panel and have collected all seven panels for the Cranberry Township’s Community Days‘ tree bombing. Stop out and see them on the weekend of July 10! The panels will then stay on the trees for six weeks for the Music in the Park Series of concerts.

Last but not least, I have been preparing for a trip: My Mother, Sarah and I depart for Poland this week. Many of you have met and know my Mother, Irene Kierski. She was born in Poland. She gave us a treasure for Christmas, a book (pictured below) that she wrote, her memoir. It chronicles her happy childhood years, her bitter journey through Poland and Germany during World War II, and her immigration to the US with all of us in tow. It is a legacy to treasure and to pass on to our grandchildren.

Mom

Mother has decided she wanted to go back one last time to visit her homeland, and to have Sarah accompany her. It is with great pleasure that I am accompanying them, and we, the three generations, will share this incredible experience. I’ll post photos on Facebook when we return. I plan to take some yarn and needles with me, it’s a long plane ride!

Ann will be holding down the fort and answering any questions that come in while we are away, as well as keeping track of registrations for the Pittsburgh Creative Arts Festival. She is also coordinating a knitting and crochet contest on Facebook when we return. We’ll have details in the next newsletter … as well as the announcement of who the headliners are for the 2015 Knit & Crochet Festival!

With Warm Regards,

Barb


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Many readers entered our May Sweepstakes for Lavish Lace: Knitting with Hand-Painted Yarns, which was reviewed in our last issue. It was paired with a skein of Claudia Hand Painted Yarns Serenity silk lace yarn “Blue Fields.” We’re pleased to announce that Valerie Csehoski of Bedford, PA, has won the prize package. Congratulations!


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