Approximatley 25 years ago I attended a John Denver concert in Portland, OR . . . it was one of many of his concerts I attended. During this particular performance he was talking to the audience about writing songs and how touched he was when people would share with him how his songs had integrated into their lives for a wedding, birth of a child, etc. He then went on to tell us one of the biggest frustrations of being a song writer was when someone else wrote a song that made you think “I wish I had written that song!” . . . Well, that’s how I feel about the entries I recently judged for the Woodstock Weavers Guild in northern Illinois . . . on more than one occasion I thought “I wish I had made that!”
I’m always honored to be asked to judge the work of others . . . It’s also a tremendous opportunity to get intimate with items that others seeing the exhibit don’t get to handle. There were so many items that left me impressed . . . so much so that I ran out of words to express myself . . . a rare occurence. Below are just a sampling of the stunning items I was priviledged to thoroughly look at . . . and I left inspired and full of new ideas.