After my daughter’s first day at school, Will, a parent from her class called and cried, “We have one in the books!” I had never heard that saying but now know that after the first full week of kindergarten, we have truly put one in the books. It was a week of highs and lows, adjustments and realizations. (“I am sad. I love my new teacher, but I miss my teacher from last year, too.” Don’t we all feel that way sometimes about the things in our lives?)
Thanks to everyone who participated in our first back-to-school extravaganza and to all of the great teachers who make our children excited to get up every morning!
We still have some back-to-school sweepstakes going and those will be announced in the coming days. If you haven’t entered, get to it!
There are still a few workshop spots left in Marfa. Plan your road trip and join us.
Got questions? Post a question for Alabama Chanin in the comments below, on our Facebook page, or at EcoSalon for next Friday’s column. Go ahead, ask anything…
The best part of the week for me (aside from surviving the first full week of kindergarten): our HEATH Ceramics collaboration was being photographed in my home and two dear friends – Cathy Bailey and Angie Mosier – were here to realize the images (see our styling table in the photo above).
A times my schedule can seem a bit daunting, but I feel nothing but ready for the upcoming months.
Our Events Calendar is a sight to behold – I can barely contain my excitement at the thought of connecting with friends at Hello Etsy in Berlin; then on to Marfa, Texas for a workshop and trunk-show, and, if the stars align, a round of drinks with some soul-sisters I haven’t seen in ages.
Maybe the Alabama heat has driven me mad, perhaps it’s the building anticipation of overdue reunions, or quite possibly it’s the energy surge that comes with over a week of good behavior (Detox day 10!) but I’m ready for adventure…
Alabama Chanin is hitting the road.
Everyone in our studio seems to be in agreement: It’s time to see the sights and make some house calls (and a few new friends). If you or yours are interested in hosting an event just contact our studio; 15 participants and a little notice are all we require.
P.S.: A company favorite – our One-Day Workshop @ the Edible Schoolyard in Berkeley – is now open for registration.
Congratulations to Kelly Heitkam for winning a spot at the Alabama Studio Weekend Workshop through StyleList! We are looking forward to having you join us.
Thank you to everyone who applied on our Facebook Fan Page, your sweet comments brought smiles to all of our faces. Thanks to StyleList for running the competition! Seats are filling up quick, reserve your spot at the sewing table: