Hello Sunshine Yarns readers! My name is Chelsea Moller and I am a Sunshine Yarns intern that started this summer. To tell you a little bit about myself, I am a fine art student at Colorado State University where I concentrate on textile arts. I first found out about Sunshine Yarns after a field trip to a local yarn store in Fort Collins called My Sister Knits. There I discovered that Sunshine Yarns were looking for an intern. As I head into my last semester of school, I am interested in learning about the business end of running a yarn company. After hearing Dani’s story about how she started her company, I knew that I could learn a lot from her. As part of my assignments, I will be posting about what I learn during my time with Dani and share behind-the-scenes pictures, giving you a sneak peak into the workings of Sunshine Yarns. Here is the first sneak peek. Here are pots set to cool with freshly dyed Summer Wedding skeins. This is part of Dani’s Sun Days series colorways. It’s amazing to watch once white yarns become these beautiful skeins ready to be knitted into something wonderful.
I am excited to share all that I learn and experience with you. Look for more to come in the following weeks!
HOLY MOLY!!! Thank you all SO much for helping us raise $8,760!! We didn’t quite hit our mark with $10,000, but I am so, so proud of everyone and am just amazing at what we can do. We had probably about half of the donations go to the Red Cross, and the other half to the Humane Societies and Wolf Sanctuary. It was a hard, hard month in Colorado, and hopefully July stays cooler with more rain. Even though the fires have passed, those that lost their homes will remember the firestorm we had here in June forever. So, big hugs and thanks to each and every one of you!
The best part is, we have TONS of prizes to give away!! If you just gave me your first name, I’ll try to post an added descriptor next to it as well. If you did win a prize, I will be emailing you in the next day or two to get your address :)
AND HERE IT GOES!!!
The Grand Prize winner of a sweater’s worth of Sunshine: COLLEEN L.
Handmade Card Set #1: KAT
Handmade Card Set #2: PATTI C.
Le Florimond Handspun and stitch markers: MARDEE B.
Wonderland Handspun and stitch markers: LISA H.
Paper Dolls Handspun and stitch markers: DIANE P.
Cherry Blossoms Handspun and stitch markers: JESSICA L.
Italian Riviera Handspun and stitch markers: NANCY M.
Denim Blue Handspun and stitch markers: LAURA (wombatgirl)
My wool/silk pink/green handspun and stitch markers: JENNIFER K.
Sensational Knitted Sock books — CONNIE G.
Start Spinning book and lotion — LISA M.
Mom’s Quilted Wall Hanging — CINDY O.
Lantern Moon Needles/bag and lotion — ANGELA W.
Savory Spice Gift Set — MICHAEL-LYN
Sunshine Tote Bag and Lotion — LIZ D.
Indieway Yarn and pattern from wishlist — NISSE B.
Nisse Citrus Peel Handspun — MANDY (don’t have a descriptor, but will email you tomorrow)
Thea Colman Babycocktails 5 pack of patterns — KATHERINE C.
Barbara Benson pattern set — JUDITH L.
Terri Kruse 2 pattern set — WENDI W.
Ozo Mug #1 – JILL K.
Ozo Mug #2 – VALERIE S.
Set of 6 stitch markers — STEPHANIE M.
YAYYYYY!!!! I’m going to go through and make sure I didn’t miss any prizes, etc. tonight. If you have any questions, definitely email me :) Thank you all so, so much again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We hope you all had a great weekend! We wanted to remind everyone that tomorrow, the 10th of July, is the final day to get your donations in, if you wanted to be in the running for our drawing! We thank ALL OF YOU for your love and support. Thankfully, the past few days have been full of rain and some Seattle-type weather. The cooler temperatures, moisture, fog and high humidity have been a complete blessing!
Speaking of blessings… we have a new member of the family to introduce to you all soon! I’ll be posting more about that tomorrow.
For now, here is another picture of some prizes, just to tease you!! Good friend and knitter Kate, has donated some books and 2 skeins of handspun… gorgeous!!