Well, that should be Lorrie saying that, simply because SHE is the one slinging the yarn for this project. Hell, the girl came in here for a couple of hours yesterday, before heading to town to give somebody a haircut (at Placerville's Bella Cappelli). That is dedication to the Cause and she asked me yesterday, between loads of yarn, when the cut-off date was. When I told her "the end of June", I saw her eyes rolling back in her head. Seriously, when I mentioned something about her putting some color on my emerging gray hair, next week at my hair appointment, she says...well, I only know how to dye one way...Appaloosa. Hah!
I have been so happy to see colleagues buy a skein "just because". Today, there were orders from Glynis Poad of Majacraft and Eric Robinson of Green Mountain Spinnery! Oooooooh, celebrities! Thanks to Sandi Rosner and Kate Lemmers! And, well...what can I say to Sandy and Larry Kolher (horse nuts) who ordered...wait for it...TWENTY. That's a lot of love for the horses living in limbo, at The Grace Foundation.
Sandy brought it home to me, yesterday, when I posted a picture of an Appaloosa Mare and her black & white foal, taken by someone at Grace. She said that she and Larry would adopt those two in a NY Minute, if they were closer. I had to tell her that it would be impossible and this is why Grace is having so many problems. They can't foster out or adopt out any of the horses from the Susanville ranch because of the whole mess created when the owner of the ranch filed for bankruptcy. It is putting the lives of the horses (property) squarely into a legal tangle that makes these guardians responsible for the lives that they are saving, without being able to stop the financial bleeding. Beth and the volunteers at Grace need our help and seriously, if you "loathe brown" or don't know what to do with a skein of yarn, save Lorrie the aching dyeing muscles and me the typing and shipping muscles by going direct to The Grace Foundation and fling them a buck or two. If you are on Facebook, "like" them Here .
And now, it is time for me to stop lollygagging around, get a shower and head over to label and stuff a lot more skeins of yarn into the waiting shipping pouches. Sandy, I think that your huge order will be filled, NEXT.
Seriously people...thanks a million.