The day I found out about the *BLUE RIBBON*, I also received a box of goodies from my friend Mandie. It wasn't the first. She is such a generous person that it defies description. Ask anyone who knows her, and they will relate similar stories.
So, here's the contents of that one box, plus another that she sent a little while ago. I promise, you're going to wish you were me. *I* wish i was me.
Shredded currency, threads
Dyed and Undyed silk rods. The dye job rocks!
Silk and wool threads
Silk waste, degummed cocoons, silk strips, and an HC star
Threads and bling
Hippy Heaven BFL with sequins
Fluffy, clean, amazing silk noil
Retro Spectro, Merino/Soy Top (it is so fluffy.. i'm dying to spin this)
There's more! Also included in the box was over 2lbs. of raw merino fleece. Incredibly soft and springy; if I can figure out how to deal with it to keep it spinable, it's going to be freaking amazing.
I'm going to Camp Pluckyfluff in September, and I am SO HOOKED UP. Honestly.. I need to spin some singles for the trip, and if I took everything that Mandie sent, and that I've collected over the last few months, I have enough for the entire class. I am praying that I can be an art yarn spinner; because at this point, the only thing that could go wrong is operator error.
Speaking of spinning... This was in the box too. I spun it today. Plied it badly on the Princess Indian Spinner. It was our first project together, and there were problems. Time will tell... but the colours? Exactly right. I'm in love with it.
Rum Runner, Optim/Soy
I don't know how to appropriately or adequately say thanks to someone so gracious and thoughtful. All I can think of is.. Mandie.. you'd better get those needles sharpened up, because soon there will be yarn on the way!
ps: a fish picture:
The fish needs eyes, and a strap. It's going to be a purse.