Dear Friend and Local Artist Cat Babbie works for Coats and Clark. Sometime last year (never remember dates or timelines) the Red Heart yarn people were designing a new yarn and needed a pattern for it ASAP. Cat said she knew a designer that could do it and PDQ. (I can remember acronyms.) They called; offered money; I said yes.
Much time passed. Yarn was produced for sale and released with my pattern on the label. Of course, no store anywhere around here carried the yarn. I didn’t really want the yarn, I wanted the label. I didn’t order it online because I was afraid there might be several labels and I wanted MY label.
Finally Cat came to my rescue. She delivered two—not one—skeins. That was good because when Steve saw it, he said we should frame it. You need two to have a front and back of the label. Yes, I’m going to frame it and hang it in my studio. I am very proud of it.
Maybe someday someone I know will buy a skein and say Oh, I know her. Wouldn’t that be nice? Did I mention I was proud? And really glad I know Cat. She made the tiles in my kitchen and now is a marvelous leather wear designer. Check out her work at http://rosewoolls.blogspot.com/ and on Etsy at http://www.etsy.com/shop/RoseWoolls?ref=top_trail
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