In April of 2019, I began volunteering at a wonderful organization called ScrapsKC (check them out at ScrapsKC.org), whose mission is three-fold: to educate about the environment, to assist homeless people in Kansas City, and to redirect and reuse material that would otherwise be discarded. They accept donations of all kinds of things that can be reused or repurposed, such as art materials, student and teacher supplies, and textiles. In 2019 they were able to divert 30 tons of usable "waste" from the landfill. I worked (of course) in the textile area. There I met other volunteers who love fabric and yarn as much as I do. Linda and Helen were avid weavers, and they often brought their pieces for show and tell. I was captivated by the lovely scarves and runners they had created. As we talked, the words "I want to do that" fell out of my mouth. Within the week, I had signed up for a weaving class at the Yarn Barn in Lawrence. Ten days later, I had my own loom and was off to the races. I had found a new way to play with color and texture!