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Thursday, June 30, 2011

CHANGE OF DATES for Story Scape in July

HI Folks
sorry: no Story Scape session tomorrow (1st July) as previously advertised. Too much else happening in our lives on last day of school!

BUT July has 5 Fridays, so we hope to see many more of you on the 15th and 29th of July

Monday, June 27, 2011

Midsummer party at PCAA

It was a fabulous event on Sunday in the PCAA!

Pictures and videos are coming in and text ... above a wee video clip taster, and some first pics here:

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Beading success

Once again Toni's great patience and the skills his girls could demonstrate with this lovely and of course very fiddly stringing and knotting tiny beads and fine threads together made this Saturday crafting in the community session a great wee change from our usual felting mania.

Beading is a wonderful way - one that follows ancient and modern traditions alike -  to keep our kids' growing fingers nimble. Nimble fingers will save the world, you know - as always!

For more pics - see on https://picasaweb.google.com/the.weaver.here/JuneJulyJustFlyBy# go to pic# 88 and onward for the next 8 pics . Cheers! And: remember you can leave comments under every picture. 8-)

Friday, June 24, 2011

Toni is back! Beading is back tomorrow in townhall!

We are delighted to announce: you are in for a treat tomorrow with Making Space in Townhall : another of the hugely popular beading sessions, with Toni and his girls and friends! Join them between 11.30 a.m and 1.30 p.m.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Story Scape circlings

Today, after a re-telling of little Red Riding hood with Anneruth and Gabrielle, Ramona got everybody cirlcing down on the ground round the seascapes, recapturing and new-capturing the character for Puff the Magic Dragon.

It was one of the most exciting sessions I found, because there was a real story telling community developing amongst the kids, aptly guided by Ramona from known plots through to new plots emerging with brilliant imagination and mime.

It does need a wee film made out of the footage we gathered here from pic #58 onward..
here a wee teaser  ....

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Red Tales and summer tales

Oops! Correction, Ramona and everyone: it just emerged that moving house and other sudden happenings proved we have change this |Friday's programme sorry - so,  no Ted Tales but Red and Blue Tales this Friday - your favourites:

Red Riding Hood

Puff the Magic Dragon

there is a special space for the Ted tale Ramona announced coming up:

Ted tales

Ted tales!
Bring your cuddly bedtime beastie.
Hi all,

We are looking forward to the next 'Storyscape Session' which is this Friday, June 17 at 2-3p.m. in the Penicuk Library.

This week there is a new line-up - Jenni will tell her first story. She is offering Katy Morag and the Tiresome Ted

There will also be a story from regular Story-scape teller, Annaruth.

Please bring your favourite ted if you have one, or favourite bedtime cuddly beastie, as you might need it for Ramona's new story song! 

Stories, music and fun for everyone.

See you then!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Summer Sizzling

wet felting flowers for brooches
And here are Marie and her girls once more before they are going back to Canada. We will miss them and their creative input of sharing their craft skills and experience and their story enthusiasm. Please stay in touch!

Today was mega busy once again. It seems we are being missed when we are not there in townhall, and it is good to be busy again, with also enough volunteer tutors to give everyone the best attention.
which summer sizzlers can we felt today?
Both the stage and the ground floor were taken, for dry and wet felting respectively, such as this

and this

Why not see more of the summer felt actions and outcomes here, picture # 33 to # 57 on our June album:

Friday, June 10, 2011

Felt like an E-scape?

Join our pool of local volunteers tomorrow; share skills and contribute to our much needed felting additions.

What will YOU make?

See you in the Penicuik Town Hall at 11.30am!

Friday, June 3, 2011

New Song for a Wedding Party at Story Scape Hour

All sit poised as Ramona, accompanied nicely by Ashley on the recorder, gets us ready for yet another boat trip: to the wedding of the Owl and the Pussy cat.

Then the pea green boat, guided ably by Holly, sways over the rearranged sea scape
guess who  made pea green boat and curly-tail-nose-ring (the piggy)?
to land there where the Bong Tree grows, near the piggy with the ring in his nose
which (the piggy) was also in high demand in the interactive story creating bit:

which was about getting the wedding gifts and party organised and staged,

and defended against gate crushing intruders
and - needless to say - rescued - this time by a brave penguin!

Phew, what adventures!

Oh, and now it is already time to pack up and go  home again -

But not before everybody was nicely dreaming again listening to Anneruth telling the said beautiful birthday-time-story of "Little Angel".

See you in two weeks?

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Story-scape a hoot...

The next Story-scape Session is this coming Friday, June 3rd at 2 p.m. in the Penicuik Library. We are sharing The Owl & the Pussycat, an adaptation of Dzvinka Hayda's Little Angel's Journey and some songs with you.

All ship-shape - apart from the pea-green boat!

Call the Penicuik library on 01968 664 050 to ensure your space for the next session.

We look forward to seeing you and your friends there!