Tuesday, November 29, 2011


On December 1 the OWFI contest is open for entries. The rules and categories are on the website now and the category chairs and entry form should be listed on Thursday. Remember that each entry must be mailed separately to the correct category chair. One $20.00 entry fee allows you to enter as many categories as you want.

The entry deadline is February 1! Remember to get your entries in early.

If you have any questions about the contest, please contact Maria Veres, 1stVP@owfi.org or Sonia Gensler, 2ndVP@owfi.org.

This year you will notice a change made to the entry form. Below the space where you write your name, we have added a space for the phonetic spelling of your name. Of course if your name is something easy like Apple or Smith, there will be no need to add the phonetic spelling. However, if your name is Xenofon Kazantzidis, we may need a little help when we are announcing the contest winners. So, if your name is often mispronounced, please give us the phonetic spelling. After all, we cannot call you and ask. It may give away your big win!

A BIG THANK YOU to all who have volunteered to be shepherds. We still have openings. Just write Jim Davis at jdavis3698@gmail.com.

Keep weaving your stories! May is just around the corner!



  1. I have enjoyed your blog, Linda. It's informative and makes us feel as if we're in contact and kept in the loop.

    Wonder how I can spell Zabel phonetically? I need to think about that. I usually tell people it's pronounced like label but with a z in place of the first l.


  2. How about putting a "long A" dash over the a or capitalize the A and spell it this way: Z-A-bell.

    Would that work?