I called Rita to see if she could help me out by letting us visit her studio for the afternoon. She graciously agreed and as luck would have it, so did Linda. I wasn't sure we could stay at Yarn Hollow for the amount of time I needed to keep Linda occupied so Kelly also added a couple of stops to our agenda for the day. She just had to have some yarn from both Threadbender and A Grand Skein.
Everything turned out well except it took us 1 1/2 hours to drive back to Battle Creek due to an awful rain storm. Linda did admit she thought something was up because I asked her to leave for the day but she had no idea the surprise that awaited her at the store when we returned. Friends, family, a taco bar with all the trimmings, veges, fruit, cake, doughnuts, margarita's and sangria......what more could a girl ask for.
|Birthday girl with hubby Fred|
|Felted birthday hat by Jone Rakoski|
Pics of the Yarn Hollow fiber I couldn't leave without.....
On my bobbin is the Finn I purchased at The Spinning Loft. It was only 4 ozs. so I took it with me to Rita's and found this braid of BLF, colorway Spumoni, that I'm currently spinning to use for plying.
These two braids are Merino Tussah Silk Top in two different colorways. Morning Spice and Electric Chai.....
and this lovely pair of Merino superwash braids in colorways Spumoni and Bengal Bees. I now have some colorful spinning in my future!
Thanks to Rita and Ruby at Yarn Hollow for the fun afternoon and to all who helped make Linda's surprise a success!
Happy Fiber Arts Friday!!