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'You're Invited to Craft with LuLu - Summer 2017!'

Sunday, June 25, 2017

'You're Invited to Craft with LuLu - Summer 2017!'

by Mary Lou 'LuLu' Haynes



Woven Scarf I created for my weaving guild's 65th Anniversary weaving challenge!

Close up - my challenge entry scarf has crocheted and knitted warps - plus
sparkly crystals and glass beads!
 

Welcome  Ladies,

What’s your craft? Do you need space to work on your projects? Are you hankering for a lot of crafting time? Want to come play for a leisurely ‘Crafter-noon’? ‘The SPlayce’ offers a generous amount of time PLUS ample table space for you to play and do your crafty things!
 
Here is the summer 2017 calendar for ‘The SPlayce’! A few seats are still open.

 

JUNE 2017 at The SPlayce

Ø  Fri, June 30th, celebrate National Beading Month at ‘The SPlayce’! All lady crafters welcome, not just beaders. (2 seats open - $20 p/p) www.thesplayce.com

 

JULY 2017 at The SPlayce

Ø  Sat, 7/22/17: Workshop - Art Journaling: 101 at ‘The SPlayce’ (4 seats open - $45 p/p). For info and workshop registration visit www.lulu-too-beaucoup.com/events

 

Ø  Tue, 7/25/17: Celebrate Chicago Crochet Conference by crocheting and knitting at ‘The SPlayce’! All lady crafters welcome, not just knitters and crocheters. (3 seats open - $35 p/p) www.thesplayce.com

 

AUGUST 2017 at The SPlayce

Tue, August 8th: Celebrate Weaving at ‘The SPlayce’! All lady crafters welcome, not just weavers. (3 seats open - $20 p/p) www.thesplayce.com

 

 

FOR ALL EVENTS AT THE SPLAYCE

 

·        Time is 1:30pm to 11:30pm - come when you can, leave when you need to. All lady crafters, 18 and up,  are welcome.

 

·        Sherpa - our Helper (Dave) is available at 1:30pm and 11:30pm to carry stuff from/to your car!

 

·        Accessible! No stairs - easy ramp to ‘The SPlayce’.

 

·        Food

 

Ø  Snacks, soft drinks, bottled water, ice, and utensils are included.

Ø  BYO – fridge  /  freezer / microwave oven are available if you want to BYO food.

Ø  Pizza Meal – to eat pizza dinner about 6:00pm, send your $10 non-refundable payment via PayPal  at least 72 hours in advance to: www.paypal.me/maryloululuhaynes/10

Please include:

1.  DATE you are attending

2.  your pizza preference (meat OR veggie OR cheese).

Ø  Menus - Complimentary menus are also available if you prefer to order out on your own.

 

·        Secure - Call upon arrival for entry to ‘The SPlayce’.

·        Registration - Advance online registration is required. Payments are non-refundable.

 

 

Don’t let your craft languish. Come join us!

 

Mary Lou ‘LuLu’ Haynes


Historic Downtown Blue Island, IL 60406 (located on southeast border of Chicago, IL USA)

'The Case of the Missing Planner - Part 2' or 'The 18 Inch Rule'!

by Mary Lou 'LuLu' Haynes

continued from Part 1 of
'The Case of the Missing Planner - Part 2' or
'The 18 Inch Rule'!


a turquoise Passion Planner
 

















After the holidays and several weeks had passed while I was working on other projects, I went to resume working on my goals in my turquoise pleather Passion Planner. But I couldn't find it.

I looked in all the logical places in my home studios for my turquoise pleather Passion Planner. My husband looked in all the logical places in my home studios for my turquoise pleather Passion Planner.

He even looked in all the  'illogical' places for my turquoise pleather Passion Planner.

I looked in all the logical places in my SPlayce studio for my turquoise pleather Passion Planner. My husband looked in all the logical places in my SPlayce studio for my turquoise pleather Passion Planner.

I racked my brain for all the crafting events I attended after the holidays where I took my blank books. I even called the hostess of one of the events I attended. But sadly, no turquoise pleather Passion Planner was found.

After a few days of looking everywhere, I was getting more and more annoyed, more and more upset.

Finally I listed the turquoise planner on the 'Lost Items to be Found' page in my Bujo collections journal - and gave up ever finding it. I decided the turquoise planner was either stolen, had fallen into the trash, or fallen behind or under furniture. Gone forever - maybe someone else was enjoying it. I told myself "I can always buy another one."

Have you heard of 'The 18 Inch Rule"? It's the practically infallible rule of physics that says whatever you lost is within 18 inches of where you last had it. 'The 18 Inch Rule" is the way to find whatever is lost. We have invoked it several times since we learned about it.

I kept telling my husband that 'The 18 Inch Rule' is the key to finding my turquoise planner.
And it works!

After going through all my conniptions, after suffering through all my angst, after tearing up my studios, I finally FOUND my turquoise Passion Planner.

I bet you can guess where I found it...

Yes, you are correct. It was (less than) 18 Inches from where I last had it.

It was in my desk (which I had dreamed about the night before). But it was disguised as a BLACK journal - I had put it inside the black cover of a DIY Traveler's Notebook cover I made last year for my calendar.

All this time we were looking for a turquoise blue covered book, when it was actually black.  I had put my hand on it countless times during my search. But kept telling myself 'this is black so it's not my goals Passion Planner'.

Duh!

So when I found it, I didn't shout 'Hallelujah', as I normally would in my times of jubilation.

I shouted, "18 Inches!'


The black culprit





The mysteriously missing, presumably LOST turquoise Passion Planner -
found by invoking 'The 18 Inch Rule'




Now, if only I could get 'The 18 Inch Rule' to find all the lost mates to my pairs of socks!



YOUR TURN

Do you use 'The 18 Inch Rule'? What turned up that you thought was 'lost'?

Thanks for visiting - please come back soon.

Peace,
LuLu

Thursday, May 4, 2017

''Celebrate National Scrapbooking Day and other 2017 Crafting events at The SPlayce (near Chicago, IL)!'

by Mary Lou 'LuLu' Haynes



 

Ladies!

Are you hankering for a lot of crafting time? Want to come play for a leisurely ‘Crafter-noon’? Do you need space to spread out your project? We offer generous time slots PLUS ample table space at ‘The SPlayce’ for you to play and do your crafty things!

 

·        MAY 20, 2017 at The SPlayce

Sat, May 6th is National Scrapbook Day, and we are celebrating at ‘The SPlayce’ on Saturday May 20th. We would love for you to join us! Not just for scrapbooking – all crafty ladies are welcome. (3 seats open - $15 p/p)

 

·        JUNE 30, 2017 at The SPlayce

Fri, June 30th, celebrate National Beading Month at ‘The SPlayce’! All lady crafters welcome. (2 seats open - $20 p/p)

 

·        JULY 2017 at The SPlayce

·        Sat, 7/22/17: Workshop - Art Journaling:101 at ‘The SPlayce’ (4 seats open - $45 p/p). For info and workshop registration visit www.lulu-too-beaucoup.com/events

 

·        Tue, 7/25/17: Celebrate Chicago Crochet Conference at ‘The SPlayce’! (3 seats open - $35 p/p)

 

·        AUGUST 2017 at The SPlayce

Tue, August 8th: Celebrate Weaving at ‘The SPlayce’! (3 seats open - $20 p/p)

 

For all events at The SPlayce:

 

Time is 1:30pm to 11:30pm, come when you can, leave when you need to. Helper available at 1:30pm and 11:30pm to carry stuff from/to your car! No stairs - easy ramp to ‘The SPlayce’.

 

We now have a fridge/freezer and microwave oven if you want to bring food for your Crafter-noon play day at ‘The SPlayce’!

 

Ladies only. All lady crafters and all crafts are welcome. Seating is limited. Advance online registration is required.

 

Hope you can join us!

 

Mary Lou ‘LuLu’ Haynes


Historic Downtown Blue Island, IL 60406 (located on southeast border of Chicago, IL)


 
 


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