But I digress!
I grew up in the Seventies. If there is one "sport" that would define my childhood, it would without a doubt be roller skating.
We were lucky - we had a roller rink fairly close to us. When my sister Jen and I were in third/fourth grade we would take lessons nearly every Saturday at the Rola-Rena in Green Bay (it's still there!). We got pretty good at it, too! We could go backwards, do the scissor-cross move, do twirls - we thought we were very cool.
|Image courtesy of Stay at Home Sisters|
We were trendsetters on the block - soon everyone had a pair! I think you can guess what a big deal this was if I can remember the day we got them over 30 years later. :D
But I want to know - does anyone roller skate anymore? I'm not talking about inline skating - that's different to me. That seems to be more about fitness than fun. No, I'm talking about the "couples skate"-type skating. The kind of skating where you spend the evening at the rink with your friends, just hanging out and having fun skating in a circle. We have a rink in Fond du Lac, but I've never been. Maybe I should find a pair of vintage tennis shoe skates and show my town how it's done. :D
Coffee Break Design booth at CREATE! on Friday night. Aren't they wonderful? I've never seen anything like them. I got two packs (10 to a pack) and all 20 are different. Then, as luck would have it, as we were packing up Kim Geiser's booth at the same venue, she showed me this booklet and said, "You need to take this." Okay! No need to tell me twice! :D How's that for serendipity?
Since I just got these a couple of days ago I haven't made anything with them - yet. But I will, and I will post it when I'm done! I can't wait to have fun with these!