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    Spin de Fleece final week of prizes and also Grand Prizes--Be sure to read!

    Wow--this month has flown by and I didn't get near as much spinning done as I had hoped, but I am so thankful for what I DID accomplish! I even was able to take on a new challenge of improving my spindle spinning skills which were sadly lacking and also have started spinning a sock weight yarn on my wheel that I hope to do a cable 4-ply with--it's going to be a long spin since it's so fine! So even if you didn't get to spin as much as you wanted, hopefully it was more than you would have done if you hadn't accepted the challenge to spin this month. And hopefully you've had some chances to stay in touch with what's happening in Tour de France as well--I am so amazed at that strength and hard work that it requires for them to make it this far. It will be exciting to see who will earn the final jerseys!

    Speaking of Jerseys, we are going to have several "jerseys" to give away ourselves! We have a lot of prizes that have been donated and even if you didn't make it all the way to the end, you can still have a chance to win!!

    Thanks to DebbiRYarn and her creative ideas, here are the "jerseys" we're giving away:

    1. Our final "Stage Winner" this week (3rd week drawing) will receive a gift of a bump of Finnish fiber, donated by Callielw .

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    2. Our "Green Jersey" will be a gorgeous Drop spindle created by our very own RoadFindCotton and it will be able to be used as a top whorl or a bottom whorl spindle. (See pictures below) I have to admit, I'm slightly jealous of who ever gets this one--but I'm not entering any of the contests, so someone else will be the lucky winner! (I apologize, for some reason, I can't make the pictures bigger, but it is a beauty!!) To win this, you need to have qualified for at least one of the 3 weekly contests we have held.
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    3. There will also be a "Polka Dot Jersey"--and this is the consolation prize of more fiber, this one donated by 2manyyarns (Pictures to come) This one includes EVERYONE who spun at least 5 days out of the entire month.

    4. Then our GRAND PRIZE--AND IT IS AMAZING! This one is a SWEET Prize and to earn it, you have to have spun the entire event (with only 2 days of rest, just like the TdF bikers). It is a Lap Fiber Artist's Blending Palette from fancykitty of Fancy Kitty Products from She and I Designs! It is sold on their site for $149 and is a high quality product!! I know the owners personally and I know of the effort they put into making quality products, so the winner will be getting an amazing and generous prize!
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    So--be sure to sign up for each of these contests as you happen to qualify for them; the deadline will be Sunday night at midnight, July 28th, just like the Tour de France!! Also, I encourage you to do a challenge on the final Challenge Day, Friday, July 26th--and share what you did in the progress report thread! Happy Spinning!

    ETA: Thanks for keeping me on my toes! Here are a couple of clarifications:
    The deadline will be Sunday night, the 28th, CST, for signing up for each contest. (Adjust for your time zone please)

    I will have a separate sign-up for EACH CONTEST so you may have to sign up for multiple entries. I will clarify each one in the description. The signups will be posted starting tomorrow some time, but the deadline is not until Sunday. Feel free to sign up for the ones you've already qualified for, but please don't sign up until you HAVE completed the challenge.
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      #3
      What is the qualification for the green jersey? Am i missing it?

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      • rkennell
        rkennell commented
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        Thanks so much for noticing that!!! I corrected it in the main post. That will be a cumulative drawing for anyone who has qualified for at least one of the 3 weekly drawings.

      • Spinningwheeler
        Spinningwheeler commented
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        Thanks for clarifying! That means I qualify ! Woohoo!

      • rkennell
        rkennell commented
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        Yay! So happy for you!

      #4
      Thanks for all the info! Can you clarify which time zone your are setting for the midnight deadline? Also, is that the deadline for qualified spinning, or the deadline for submitting our entries?

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      • Carlota
        Carlota commented
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        rkennell And thank you for jumping in with both feet - it has been a very special first event.

      • Spinningwheeler
        Spinningwheeler commented
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        rkennell, Since you jumped in with both feet, I hope your wheel is a double treadle! Thanks for taking it on, you have done a “dandy” job!

      • rkennell
        rkennell commented
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        Spinningwheeler, It WAS a single treadle (Ashford Traditional), but I upgraded it to a double treadle and I love it! So Yes, I guess that's typical of me!

      #5
      Thank you so much, rkennell! Will there be individual threads to sign-up for these challenges, or do we do that for all of the challenges in this thread? Thanks!

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      • rkennell
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        I think I will post an individual one for each challenge, so you might have to sign up for multiple ones if you qualify. Thanks for asking!

      #6
      Here is the 4 oz bump of gray finnsheep roving I offered as a prize!

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      • rkennell
        rkennell commented
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        Yay! Thanks!!

      #7
      Thanks to the prize donors! It is a lot of fun just spinning with this group, but the chance to win such great prizes gives a little extra incentive! You guys are the best, as are your wonderful donations!

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      • rkennell
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        I agree--I love that I didn't even have to ask for prizes--everyone just volunteered them!

      #8
      Thanks to rkennell for leading the charge. I am so indebted. I'd been ignoring my wheels for far too long and this has me semi solidily back at it. Too bad I excelled more at wheel-buying (two ) but I also FINALLY jumped into my first purchase for SE2SE.

      Also thanks to all the donators of prizes! They have been covet-worthy, all.

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        #9
        I'd like to join the accolades for rkennell. Girl, you jumped right in and took this on and have made this such a fun event.

        Hey, someone (I don't remember who) suggested keeping a spinning group going. I, for one, am totally up for it. I'm afraid I qualify for the "Lantern Rouge" award (Last on Le Tour list) since I didn't get to the wheel this last week at all, but I have been spinning much more which is great! I'd like to keep up the momentum.

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          JenC , I am so glad this has inspired you to spin more--sorry about the dent it probably made in your pocket book, but so glad you participated and won a prize as well!

          DebbiRYarn, I am so thankful for your help and ideas--I would have been lost without your help, given that I have NEVER participated in a spinning event before and didn't know where to start!

          I'm so glad it's motivating others to spin--I was partly selfish in doing this in that I needed a motivation to sit down and spin with all that's going on around here this summer, so even if we didn't get as much done as we had hoped, it still paid off, right?!?

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            #11
            DebbiRYarn, an ongoing spinning group is a great idea--I have no idea at this point how to put that together. I suppose we could make a spinning group called Spin de Fleece and just not put the year on it, and have it as a way to keep people connected and invite newbies in?
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            • LeoLady
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              Sounds like a plan to me.
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