Young Writers Project News

Updated 7.21.14

Spinners, Weavers & Knitters,

What a glorious summer so far. Hope your gardens -- and your creations -- are growing well.

Thanks to all of you who have been so generous to Young Writers Project, a nonprofit dedicated to building a generation of better writers.

We are excited to announce that our primary online community for pre-teen and teen writers is now open to ANY child regardless of geography. Know some young person who wants to work on her/his writing? Send them to

They will get audience, feedback and informal instruction and will be amazed by work of their peers. The site has ONE rule only: Be respectful and civil and we are continually amazed by how well the kids treat each other.

So pass along the link to people you know! And check out the amazing work being done in the YWP Summer of Stories challenge at this link: YWPSoS.

And as you post your ad here, please drop us a donation. It allows us to keep doing our work with thousands of kids each year!


Geoffrey Gevalt
YWP Director

Geoffrey Gevalt
Young Writers Project
12 North St., Suite #8
Burlington, VT 05401

Blog on Housecleaning page Dues

If you'd like to read my entire note, hit READ MORE at the bottom of the note below. THank you. We need your help to make our rent. Kathleen

$200 DUE in Dec to keep the Housecleaning pages open. . WE NEED YOUR HELP NOW.


The weather here in the Northeast is changing...fall is in the air, and our oldest daughter and her husband are building a yurt!..with the help of their 5 month old, Jim.

Speaking of how it takes a lot of money to keep good things going.... The Housecleaning Pages' dues of $200 are UP THIS DECEMBER.

IF you READ the Housecleaning pages, USE the pages, SELL or BUY something on the pages, please make a donation now to:

Janet Lynn
PO Box 485
Lakeville, CT 06039

Web Fees


Hi Everyone,

In December I have to pay almost $200. to keep this page up. If I don't get donations I am unable to pay this myself and continue to keep the ads free. PLEASE help me with this fee.

Thank you
List owner
Address to send donations is:

Janet Lynn
PO Box 485
Lakeville, CT 06039

wedding, and Spinners' Weavers' Houscleaning Dues Due soon!

Hi all. Sept 21, and our middle daughter Martha was married yesterday to a wonderful guy who we love and adore. That's two married in a bit over a year. We are tired and happy today.

Just a reminder that soon the dues will need to be paid to the group/business that hosts the server that keeps these pages up and running. So, that means....

Winter on the way

Well the temps in New England are very fall like today which reminds me to prepare for the cold winter we are supposed to have. Now is the time to buy and sell all those fibers to spin and yarns to knit. There are so many great sources on this list. Hope you all take advantage of that!!! Next month my goats get sheared, poor guys. However they only seem to be bothered by the cold about a day or so then they are back to normal.

So get all those fibers and yarns out there for folks to buy and of course the wheels and looms as well.

Philadelphia, the city of Motherly Love, and Jim...

As of May 4, at 00:42, my first grandchild, Jim, came into this world. His name is James Latimer Bruce Shirley, and he is doing swimmingly, thank you all for asking. He is as cute as a button, at 6lb 10 oz, and is much like his mother as he has a very calm and sweet temperment. He cries if he needs something but otherwise not much at all. He loves everyone, and is happy if he is near his beloved father and mother, and is also happy with us, his Papa and Babi, as second stringers.

Philadelphia surely is the city of sisterly love

I am amazed and blessed. I have had several offers of wheels that I can borrow. I am the recipient of much love and generosity in this city. The wheel that arrived to me is a beautiful one and one that is loved and treasured by her owner, ... I can hardly believe I am able to use this wheel for a little bit of time, and am supremely happy. Thank you, oh generous spinner, for making such an effort to help me. Sneding love to all who offered, and a big hug to all who reached out. Thank you !

For Sale Handmade Vermont fiber blending boards, 90 TPI, solid Cherry, Maple, or Walnut available.

Vermont Fiber Blending Boards for Sale:

We are selling Vermont Handmade Fiber Blending Boards that are individually made, furniture grade boards. Available in cherry, and clear maple, and includes with cherry brush, and a wooden dowel. $230.00 plus shipping for standard solid woods.Also available in limited quantities are boards made from premium woods such as tiger, curly, and birds eye maple, walnut, and lacewood (when available) for $280.00 plus Shipping. Each blending board is handmade by Michael in the heart of the Northern Green Mountains of Vermont.

Winter storm warning in Vermont, and how to delete your old ads


I notice that there are tons of old ads still here. It seems that many users just post and "run," as it were, never coming back to clean up their old fulfilled ad.

Please take a moment to sign in, with your name and password, go to your old ad, click the title, and then hit "EDIT." Go to bottom of ad and hit delete.

This cleans up the pages, and makes things more current, and fresh. Thank you for picking up after yourselves!

Kathleen, retired page "mom."

10/1 Jean Louise, aka Scout

10/1 On 10/5, Jamie and I are bringing home our new little girl, our baby King Charles Cavalier, Jean Louise, who will be known as Scout (from our fav book, To Kill A Mockingbird.)

I will post photos as I get them. Wish us well, as we remember Remy with lots of love, and look forward to a new spirit in our home.

Love to all, and blessings too. Kathleen in Vermont

11/10 We made it! Our fees are paid for the next two years

Good Thank you all for responding in such a timely manner to our request for help in keeping these pages going financially. The bill is paid, and now Janet can rest easy, and continue to do her volunteer work to keep the pages running on a daily basis. We thank you for helping us, so sincerely, and of course, Janet, you are the golden girl! Thanks for the daily attention and care that you pay to keep it all humming. Love to all, and blessings, and thanks. Happy Holiday!!all.

Kathleen in Vermont


Thanks to all the folks that have been so generous to the Young Writer program. Those kids will appreciate the help.


CONTACT info, revisited

Good morning all. As I get ready for work this morning, (I am a postpartum nurse in addition to being the list mom retired on the pages here).. I do ask that you please take a moment to think before placing ads, and include all your contact info, email, pricing, etc, so that Janet, our lovely listmom, who does this list management out of the goodness of her heart, does not have to feel burdened by work that is not hers to do.

Haapsalu shawls, a knitting tradition, and a genius knitter of heirloom lace who can do anything......

May 28

We recently were invited to a very special wedding for friends of ours.... we wanted to get the bride a special gift, and were not able to knit what we wanted fast enough, for her wedding is coming up. So, I found, after much searching, a knitting treasure.... Liina Rees, from Estonia, is a knitting genius...for lace Haapsalu shawls of every pattern and traditional Haapsalu lace form.

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