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

Web Site Fees

To date we have collected $51 of the $200 we need to keep the list going. Please consider donating so everyone can continue selling and buying

List Owner


Hi everyone,

We have 5 weeks to collect the $200 needed for web fees so this list can stay. To date I have had ONE donation in the amount of $10. Please donate if you would like the list to be here for you to place ads and purchase items.

Thanks very much
List Owner

Oct 14 update on donations $10 SO FAR

Hi all. Just a quick update. The pages are thriving, with lots of ads going up, I see.
We have received a total of $10.00 so far.

If everyone who uses these pages gave $2, and I mean by using, reading them, perusing them, studying them for pricing information, or sending in or answering an ad... we would be golden.

Rhinebeck Wool & Sheep Festival

Hi Everyone,

The Wheel Thing will be at the Rhinebeck, NY Wool & Sheep Festival Oct 18/19. If you have been lusting after an Edward Jenkins Turkish spindle I will have 90 there for sale. Be sure to get there early to get your pick. I also have many other spindles, wheels and spinning related items for sale. Will look forward to seeing you there. Let me know you are on this list.


Help us with funds to keep pages going! : )

Hi. Can you help us keep the pages going please? We all want to see this happen, right? Anyone who reads or uses these pages...can you please help to make it happen with a small donation sent to Janet, our listmother?

Fred says please? : )

Fred loves fiberFred loves fiber

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."

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