Well, the big day has arrived, Moroccan Days/Arabian Nights joins her older sibs on the great sidebar of life (0therwise know as the right hand side of the screen. Go scroll. I'll wait...)
Thank you for all of your encouragement and support of me as I
(And to think it all started with a thermostat! Those who have been with me from the beginning will get the reference. The rest of you will have to play catch up in the dusty electronic archives, or let it go.)
To quote John Dunne, "No man is an island." And no woman is either (Although I might want to be a tributary...)
Many people working together make our little universe run like a finely tuned watch (Ya know, that is a very hackneyed simile. Surely we can do better. What else is smooth?)
Runs like a:
ball rolls down hill?
barfly's pick up lines?
skein of Malabrigo?
lace weight strand of silk?
tax accountant's calculator?
C'mon...play along...help me out here...leave me a comment...
Anyway, the point is this: I would be mute without someone to read my words. I would be an exercise in futility. I would be the proverbial "tree in the forest," with no one to hear me fall.
So thank you for reading. I would be lost without you.
I also wouldn't be designing without the help and encouragement of two very special ladies: Chris Roosien of Briar Rose Fibers, who helped my firstborn find her legs, and Kim Kaslow of Woolen Rabbit, who commissioned Moroccan Days/Arabian Nights.
Today of all days, I want to tell you a little bit about Kim.
Kim's talent for dying drew me to her website long before I dreamed of designing anything. Her colors are subtle, shifting effortlessly through the spectrum of light. The yarns glow from the inside out...
Just like Kim does.
I came for the yarn I wanted to investigate; I stayed for the person I have come to know.
One of my readers asked me which came first, the yarn or the design? For me, it is the yarn that comes first. Everything that MD/AN is and can be, began with Kim's gorgeous yarn. Her potential helped me release mine.
You will notice a link to Woolen Rabbit in that sidebar I just told you about. Her kits for the stole are absolutely gorgeous and a very good value at just $55. Go visit her and check out the goods. I promise you will NEVER regret it.
You just couldn't meet a nicer person, or a more talented artisan. I am blessed to not only work with her...
but to call her, "friend."