Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Check this out!

CHC, a well-known home-educators' resource catalog, is now carrying the book!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Technorati: I make the big time

Technorati Profile

how cool is all this stuff?

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Great Yarns: I'm on the Road Again!

A little knitting shop about 30 minutes from Denver is going to host me and on Friday, May 30! Yippee, I get another chance to talk "shop" with other knitting enthusiasts, maybe sell a few books and knit for a few uninterrupted hours .... what more could I ask for?
Knitter's Nest
(in Clark Plaza)334 Fifth StreetFrederick, Colorado

(303) 833-5062

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

RMCHEC -- come on by and say hi

Please join us down in Colorado Springs on June 6 and 7 for the 9th annual

RMCHEC, this year organized by the Colorado Springs Catholic home-educators, has a wonderful schedule of speakers and events for the two-day conference. Bishop Sheridan will celebrate Mass on Friday morning and a wonderful banquet on Friday evening.

I'll be speaking on "Handcrafts in the Homeschool" on Saturday afternoon as well as running a table selling living books from Hillside Education, Cay Gibson and others (and yes, my book -- Great Yarns for the Close-Knit Family -- will be available too!)

Stop on by and say hi!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Book Signing at Coppelia's in Denver

Mark your calendars!

You are cordially invited
Thursday, March 27th 2008 – 5:00-7:00p.m
at Coppelia’s Needlepoint and The Shivering Sheep

for an exclusive premiere public showing and
book-signing of a brand-new knitting book
Great Yarns for the Close-Knit Family:
Over two dozen original hand-knit designs
Inspired by one dozen fantastic family read-alouds

By Mary C. Gildersleeve, Design-Artist
from By Hand, With Heart … hand-knit designs

Shellie will have copies of the book for sale and Mary will be available for autographing the book and telling us more about the hand-knit designs and family read-alouds mentioned in the book. She’ll also have some of the finished projects from the book to show us.

And Shellie will be serving cookies from Gateaux Pastries!

Come join the fun – knitting, talking about knitting and eating exceptional cookies!

Friday, March 14, 2008

The projects all in one place

Pinocchio Doll and Pinocchio Doll Clothes


Canadian Summer by Hilda vanStockum

Mr. Magic's Gnome Hat and Arthur Purcell's Gay Sweater


Bilbo's Backpack and Bilbo's Traveling Jacket

Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Ma's Boot Socks and Pa's Red-White Checked Mittens

Mittens for Laird Alroch & Auld Mary and Tullie Grayshanks Doll & Clothes

and a close-up of Tullie's Tam


The Lost Island by Eilis Dillon

Fisherman's Jersey and Wool Socks for the Journey
Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers

Mary Poppin's Carpetbag and Mary Poppin's Fur-trimmed Gloves


Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater

Mr. Popper's Scarf and Captain Cook


Otto's Chain Mail and Otto's Scabbard & Belt


Redwall by Brian Jacques

Matthias' Over-sized Habit and Asmodeus, the Snake


The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Colin's Rug & Cushion and Mrs. Sowerby's Cloak


Wheel on the School by Meindert deJong
Lina's Stocking Cap and Thick Woolen Socks for Linda & Jan

Greetings and welcome

Dear Folks!
Thanks so much for stopping by this blog ... what I envision is a site where you can come and ask questions, make comments or other suggestions and I can facilitate your attempts at creating a "close-knit family".
I'll post pictures of all the projects so you can see them in color. I will also do tutorials for any of the projects for which you might be having problems or questions.

Please let me know what YOU would like to see on this blog -- just leave a comment attached to any post and I'll try my best to accommodate you.
Oh, and if you haven't yet gotten your own copy of Great Yarns for the Close-Knit Family, you can order it directly from the publisher, Hillside Education, or from Amazon.

Happy knittin' and let's play!