Sunday, May 27, 2012

Save Upper Darby Arts

The children of Upper Darby Township, Pennsylvania need your help. $860 million in funding was slashed from public schools in the 2011-2012 Pennsylvania budget and the Governor has proposed an additional $100 million in cuts to public education for the 2012-2013 school year.

If these cuts in education funding are included in the final budget, Upper Darby School District (my alma mater!) will have to eliminate art, music, library science, and physical education classes from all elementary schools as well as technology and foreign language classes and associated instructors from district middle schools. These classes are very important to all children.

I graduated from Upper Darby and I am proud to say that my life was enriched by learning to play the viola in 3rd grade, having my first experiences with ceramics in elementary school, a love for books borrowed from the libraries as well as the French exchange program and French classes. While Upper Darby is faced with cuts of these programs now, the proposed budget cuts will truly have a negative impact on all students in Pennsylvania.

Please sign the petition against these cuts by going to the link below. It takes two seconds and you will make a difference for children who absolutely deserve it.


Saturday, July 23, 2011

YARN WEEK! - Day 7

It's the last day of YARN WEEK! and boy have I had fun.  I am definitely going to try some of the yarns I discovered this week. I am also making a pact with myself to find new yarns more often and not stick with the same old yarns. Check out these new and different yarns:

Thanks for joining us for the great yarns and knitting supplies from Etsy sellers during Yarn Week!


For Day 6 of YARN WEEK! I want to change it up a bit and post some supplies for knitters that I found on Etsy. All of these are excellent, and if you are looking for a gift for me, I highly recommend the items on this post.

I am so glad it is Friday! This week was brutal and it was 114 degrees here today. I went to the Phillies game with some good friends and we just baked, but it was a great time.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

YARN WEEK! - Day 5

Day 5 of YARN WEEK! It's a billion degrees in the shade here in Philadelphia today. I just walked home a mile and I didn't know if I was going to make it. Anyway, check out these fun yarns of the day.

merino wool mix

70/20/10 baby alpaca/silk/cashmere
75/15/10 superwash merino/cashmere/silk

Did you ever have a week that you were just dreading, but turned out way better than expected? That's how this week was for me. I am definitely glad for two things today: that tomorrow is Friday and that I have air conditioning. :)