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Marilyn Webster
weaving beauty into everyday life
weaving beauty into everyday life
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One of the things I love about living in the country is that we don't have street lights, making it easier to see the stars. I'm surrounded by lots of trees, so don't have the wide expanses of night sky that Jenna Caplette describes, but I make a point of looking up at the sky at night and noticing the stars and how their visibility changes as the moon waxes and wanes.
A starry-sweet moment with the skies

written by my colleague and friend (and healer, photographer and writer) Jenna Caplette for Distinctly Montana magazine

#stars   #makingmemories   #montana  

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"And it shouldn’t come cheap: it costs to pay people to make things well out of good materials; it costs to do all that painstaking fitting; and the incalculable but very real costs of knowledge."

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I am frequently asked how long it takes to weave a kitchen towel. This post is one response to that question.

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Another celebration: The summer issue of Edible Pioneer Valley came out and there are two paragraphs about Whimsy & Tea in the "Picnic in Style" article (plus an appearance in one of the food photos): http://digitaleditions.sheridan.com/publication/?i=305623 I'm delighted to have been included.

I am celebrating the completion of my ebook -- The Power of Beauty in Everyday Life: Five Stories. I've been working on this for a LONG time and am so excited to send it out into the world. I'd love for you to take a look, and share it that feels right to you. You can read the announcement here: http://www.whimsyandtea.com/a-gift-for-you/.

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As I weave, I have lots of time to think. This post is about one of the many ways that weaving has been a teacher in my life.

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Here are some incredible photos from Christopher Payne documenting 25 of the last textile mills in New England. They deepen my respect for the process.

(Needless to say, my little studio looks nothing like this!)

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Care to join me in giving a luxurious gift of handwoven kitchen towels to women who have survived domestic abuse and are about to move into permanent housing? You can read about this project on my blog.

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I had a lot of fun researching the history of napkins and thinking about why I use cloth napkins for this post. I'd love to hear your experiences with napkins -- Do you use cloth or paper? If you switched from paper to cloth, or the other way around, what prompted the switch?

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Earlier today I was bemoaning all the papers that have accumulated on the dining table -- mainly things that arrived in my mailbox that I need to take some action on (other than recycle them). +Donna Davies Brackett 's most recent post gives me a place to start with that pile.
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