Fast forward about a decade, and each of us is now married with children of our own. Niki still teaches classes in basketry, wool felting, and doll-making, and tends her small flock of sheep. Megan lives down the street and still helps with classes and special celebration days. But Amy moved to South Carolina, and I moved to Boston.
For years, we've been trying to figure out a way to reignite those dining room brainstorming sessions and to invite others into the creative process, to share our love of history, art, family, and the God who is our Creator, our Father, and our Strength. Thus was born Swan Bay Family. Our vision for this space is that it will be somewhere you can go to be inspired. In essence, it is an invitation to our dining room table. Each week, we will be bringing you a series of posts written by each of us on a weekly topic. We'll cover history and family traditions, things that inspire us, projects we're working on, reflections on daily living, and ideas and activities to share with your children. We'll also be opening an online shop with kits so that you can join in on the fun and special pieces made by each of us. (Details to follow.)
We're kicking off this new venture with a giveaway! It will be a gift basket with a little surprise made by each of us - an awesome handmade basket and the BEST jam you've ever tasted from Niki, an illustration from the Psalms from Megan, a felted owl from Amy, and some killer original songs on a CD by Robin. To enter, leave a comment below including: 1) a little about yourself, 2) how you found our blog, and 3) something you'd like to read about here. We will select a winner with a random number generator and announce who won on the morning of Monday, January 14, 2013.
We so look forward to getting to know you as we share this community together!
|Photo credit: Jennifer Thompson (www.jenniferethompson.com)|
Giveaway fine print: This giveaway is open to residents of the United States and will end on Sunday, January 13th at 11:59 pm Eastern Time. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.