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Yarn Stories by the dyer’s daughter

Yarn Stories by the dyer’s daughter

Occasionally my daughter, Emily, is inspired by a yarn that I have dyed and she sends me a story about the yarn.

You can find these and future stories at: https://www.bayviewfiberarts.com/home/yarn-stories/

Yarn stories Buttercup at the Wharf

Buttercup at the Wharf

“They were only 5 years old, sweet and innocent on that fateful day.

He was fishing with his dad, and she was with her mom taking in the sights and smells as they walked along the weathered boards of the wharf.

He caught his first fish just as she and her mom reached the edge of the wharf. He was so excited watching his dad take the fish and examine it, saying it “This one’s a keeper. Good job buddy!” and high-fiving the boy.

Seeing the fish about to be put in their cooler the girl panicked. Running away from her mom she began shouting at the little boy and his father. “You’re going to throw that back, right?! You can’t kill him!” she screamed.

Her mother rushed to her side and began apologizing to the pair.

Seeing a small tear run down the little girls face the boy turned to his father and whispered to him. Nodding, the father opened the cooler as the boy took out the fish and presented it to the girl. “Look! We won’t kill the fish! Dad says we can put it back, want to help?”. Wiping away her tear the girl smiled, “Okay.”

Together they held the fish and let it gently slide off their hands and down into the water below. The little boy looked at the girl who had a small smile starting to grace her delicate face, and he took off running down the wharf.

He ran off the wharf and past the bait shop, disappearing for a moment only to return to the wharf a moment later with a handful of wild buttercups in his hand. “Here,” he says, handing the bright wild flowers to the girl. “My name is Bobby. What’s yours?”. Smelling the flowers the little girl looked up with a grin. “I’m Sophie! Want to go play?”.

The children gazed up at their parents for approval, and with a smile and a nod, off they ran to start a new adventure together. Their parents laughing with each other knowing that this was the beginning of a great story.”


Fisherman's Wharf 4 ply
Fisherman’s Wharf 4 ply

Fisherman’s Wharf

“Crisp morning air flows through the bay, with a hint of seaweed on its breath. Seagulls circle the wharf, scavenging for scraps strewn from the fisherman’s latest catch.”


Barn boards on Hilly Grove Sock yarn by Bayview Fiber Arts
Barn boards 4 ply

Barn Boards

“A feature in so many memories, the sturdy old barn stands strong atop the emerald hill.

Inside, a solid wooden post stands etched with initials of lovers past, and the hayloft is awake with the soft purrs of generations of hidden kittens.”


Troubled Mermaid

A “Troubled Mermaid” lives in the Enchanted Swamp….
“Enchanted sapphire water ripples between the singing cattails. Fragile fairies flutter upon the emerald lily pads as the golden locks of the mermaid maidens glimmer below the surface.”


Dahlia Sunset
Dahlia Sunset

Dahlia Sunset

“Dahlias were his wife’s favorite. He would give her this intricate flower any chance he could because he loved the way it made her smile.

Over the years, through 6 children and 10 great grandchildren, the gesture never grew old. She smiled the same dazzling quiet smile every time he presented her with yet another gifted bloom.

It brings a somber smile to the elderly man as he kneels and places the bouquet of Dahlias at her grave.
The sun is fading in the distance as he whispers “I brought you Dahlias, my love. I wish I could see your smile”.

1000 followers on Instagram

We did it! 1000 followers in 9 months! Thank you!

Your support and kind comments are appreciated. Amongst the 1000 followers are new friends and a warm welcoming fiber community.

Let’s celebrate and give away some yarn.

To enter this contest, you need to:

– Follow me on Instagram @bayviewfiberarts.
– Comment on the post on Instagram and tag 2-3 friends who love yarn.
– Extra entry if you repost on Instagram with the hashtag #bayviewfiberarts1000.

The PRIZE

– 100g of in stock yarn plus the last skein of the November Yarn Club, “Mystery Blues”.

Worth playing for?

Details

This contest closes at 4pm Atlantic time on November 15th. The winner will be chosen by random number generator and announced by November 16th.

This contest is not affiliated with Instagram. Open to residents of Canada and the United States.

1000 Instagram followers, let's have a contest.
1000 Instagram followers, let’s have a contest.

Bloom where you are planted – hand dyed yarn

Bloom where you are planted – hand dyed yarn

Lots of exciting yarn is coming out of the dye pots! “Bloom Where You Are Planted” is one of the new colors.

Think of flowering shrubs and their brown branches. Lovely pink flowers with a hint of yellow.

Even in the dead of winter, this yarn will lift your spirits.

Bloom Where You Are Planted hand dyed yarn
Bloom Where You Are Planted
Bloom Where You Are Planted hand dyed yarn
Bloom Where You Are Planted

Yarn Combinations using Bloom Where You Are Planted

Bloom Where You Are Planted looks amazing with several other colors of yarn.

Bloom Where You Are Planted and Ready or Not
Bloom Where You Are Planted and Ready or Not

 

Bloom Where You Are Planted hand dyed yarn
Bloom Where You Are Planted with Lily

New color – Snow in Autumn

The trees are covered with bright leaves, orange, yellow and red. Fresh snow falls on them and lasts for just a short time.

Snow In Autumn hand dyed yarn
Snow In Autumn

Snow in Autumn yarn combinations

Snow In Autumn with Juicy Mango hand dyed yarn
Snow In Autumn with Juicy Mango

 

Snow In Autumn with Dahlia Sunset
Snow In Autumn with Dahlia Sunset

 

Snow in Autumn with Ready or Not hand dyed yarn
Snow in Autumn with Ready or Not

Faded Leaves

Faded Leaves on Treasure Island Sock hand dyed yarn
Faded Leaves on Treasure Island Sock

New Color – Ready or Not

Ready or Not
Ready or Not

New Color – Poetic Purple

This is very similar to Majestic Morning Glory, it is lighter in color and has more blues in it.

Poetic Purple
Poetic Purple

Fall Colors in New Brunswick

Autumn in New Brunswick
Autumn in New Brunswick

 

The view from St David's Ridge in New Brunswick
The view in New Brunswick

 

Southwest New Brunswick
Southwest New Brunswick