Last Wednesday was a real treat!! DH closed the office in the afternoon and they had a reception for one of their nurses. Emilie has worked at the clinic for 50 years!! Can you imagine? And, she has no intention of quitting. DH asked her if she'd be there in the morning to work. The look of panic on her face as if, now she was too old to work was priceless. She will continue to work as long as she is able. She's the one that gave a couple of generations all their shots, was the only one allowed to draw blood on most of us and just a gentle, compassionate person. They're lucky to have her. I took a picture of her surrounded by some of the current docs and one that's retired.
LaDonna is a real pro on all the fine points of chemicals, etc. Cindy and Shirley were just thrilled to get all the information that LaDonna was giving them. We are fortunate to have someone who has a huge knowledge of color as part of our group!!
I came home then to a box from UPS!! My yarn order from Yarn Barn came. I ordered mostly from their mill ends flyer, 8/2 cotton. I can see handtowels in those colors!!
We had wrapped all our painted skeins and warps in saran wrap and let them sit for awhile. I began to rinse out my projects Saturday afternoon and finished yesterday. It takes awhile to get the excess color out but boy, the fun of seeing what you painted is just exciting.
I got a tip from Catherine Ellis at the last South Eastern Fiber Forum Association workshop. She suggested contacting Laundry Alternatives and buy a centrifuge to spin out the skeins of yarn while you're rinsing them. So I did. What a lifesaver!! After you soak the skeins awhile, instead of killing your hands by wringing them out, stick them into this centrifuge to spin all that water out. Then, when you put it back into the water you get color from what's still in the yarns. The water got clearer so much faster!! Also, once completely done, I spun them again before hanging them to dry. They're almost dry now!!
It's another rainy dreary day here in Knoxville, perfect for getting down to the studio and working!!
Until next week..