The last few weeks have brought the news that my friend and comrade in fiber crime, HollyEQQ, is facing some pretty rough medical stuff in the weeks (and possibly months) ahead. After determining that my smothering her with attention wasn't going to make things any better, I got off my horse and checked in with some of the fiber wagon masters I admire so much...and it was decided to circle our wagons around her and see what we could do to help.
Here's the plan: Sandy Ryan of Homestead Wool and Gift Farm will be opening her web store, beginning this weekend, to host a special sale and series of auctions to benefit Miss Holly.
We're all having a blast coming up with things to donate...I've carded some batts so far
(pics here, just to tantalize you), donated a skein of yarn, and heaven knows what else I'll send along before it's all over. Sandy will no doubt be donating things from her own wonderful shop, and I know the donations are rolling in as I write. Whether you're a knitter, spinner, felter, or just an all around fiber lover, you'll want to keep an eye on Sandy's site to scoop up these goodies while they're available!
Then, the awesome Lexi Boeger of Pluckyfluff fame, is hosting a spinning challenge in conjunction with the Yarn Museum. Race right on over to Lexi's site to get more...this is a limited time challenge. All submissions to the yarn museum for this event will then become donations to the fund raiser...remember the old saying, many hands make light work? This is a great example, once again, of how many of us can make a difference in someone's life without going too far out of our comfort zones. Isn't it COOL????
So...join the wagon train, and help us make a big circle around Holly, to help see her through this rough time and back into great health! ---Martie