I start my day early usually a little before 5 am. I know… sometimes it’s a little brutal ~ like today. I am a morning person so most days it works for me.
However today was a little rough. Out of bed I got myself, straight to the coffee pot and out to the barn to prep for the days dyeing. While I was waiting for the tubs and sinks to fill with wool washing and soaking water I decided to console myself with a little color. I am a huge Prince fan and his death yesterday left me reeling a bit.
So I broke out the dye and a few skeins of yarn and did a little grief dyeing.
A little Raspberry Beret sitting in a Little Red Corvette all drenched in Purple Rain, as the Dove Cry!
Okay…before I announce our winners I have a few bits and pieces of news. The first is we have finally decided on a date for our DYE DAY and BARN SALE!!
Saturday June 11th is the big day!
It is such a fun day of playing with color and all kinds of yarn and fibers we do hope you will join us.
Here are the details:
We have yarn bases and roving you can purchase to dye and we will be on hand to guide you in your dye journey for the day. You’ll hand-paint and also have access to an indigo vat for dipping and any other color fun we can cook up. We have a wicked new drum carder, so if you are a spinner you can make yourself a batt or two. .
In order to accommodate everyone in a way that assures the most positive experience for us all, we take reservations for the dye aspect of our day. The reservations are $15.00 which holds your spot and goes toward the cost of the day. Each time slot is 2 hours long, a good amount of time for a hand-painting experience. We will be there to give you the basics and to hold your hand as you bring your color vision to life on yarn (or roving). If you feel like you need more than two hours for your hand-painting experience please do sign up for more than one slot.
There are 4 time slots on Saturday June 11th: 9:00am to 11:00am, 11:00am to 1:00pm, 1:30pm to 3:30pm and the last slot is 3:30pm to 5:30pm. Please arrive early to pick out what you want to dye. Those of you with the 9:00 am slot can come at 8:30 to pick your yarn.
If you are coming just for the Barn Sale you do not need reservations. However, yarn leaves here pretty fast so come early!
BARN SALE hours are 9:00 to 5:00 on Saturday June 11th @ the big red barn in the land of Blue Moon 56587 Mollenhour Rd. Scappoose 97056
We will post directions on the blog the week before the sale.
The next 3 offerings of the Rockin’ whorl Club are LIVE!! As I mentioned last week we will be blending our little spinning hearts out. You can read all about the details on the spinning club page of the website. You will see that one of the offerings is batts!! One can’t really explore blending without considering batts! Just a heads up we will be limiting sign-ups because of the making of the batts. We are going to have so much fun!
Okay so now without further ado the winners of our sweet story contest. Choosing these is always hard for me but this time even more so because some of the colorways would look the same because of all the berry pie/cobbler stories. Obviously we all have similar pie memories and loves!
Thank you all so very much for sharing your stories with us all. I loved each and every one!!
1. LeAnn for her Blackberry Birthday
2. liselov for a great story and seriously for an obviously great love for your husband and he for you! Also cause I really want to make a frozen flower filled ice colorway and… maybe a broccoli crispie treats colorway.
3. janewolfe for her first date Baskin Robbins, Jamoca Almond Fudge story.
4. Meglette for her Chukar Cherry Cheescake story. I have a weakness for cheesecake and seriously want a slice ( or two) of this one!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for your prize skein once I get these colorways created. Should be about 2 weeks.
I think that cover things for now! We have gotten all of your Featherlight and Super Sparkle yarn dyed and most if it shipped out. In hind-sight I so wish I had called this yarn BLING! And yes, I am possessed by the sparkle. If you were in the barn with it all hanging around you, you would so understand.
Have a lovely weekend!