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Oh, my gosh!  It has been awhile, hasn’t it?  Silja and I actually exchanged these packages way back last summer.  Silja got her package done right away while mine sat looking at me…I’ve talked about my process a lot of times, but I have to say it again, sometimes I just have to let things simmer and I did…for at least six months…BUT!  Finally, a plan was hatched and a week ago or so, my design was completed.  What was very interesting about this particular Battle of the Bobbins (BOB) was that our packages had a bit of overlap in the colorways — this is a first in BOB history!  So, I dub this the “Matchie Matchie Match”.  I’m going to give the post over to Silja now…

Silja:

A while ago I signed up for a spinning battle with Arlene aka “Spin Artiste”. She does a thing called “Battle of the Bobbins” on the Spin Artiste blog where she and another person sends a surprise package containing a challenge…. and then you spin a yarn from the contents of the package. No other rules than that you have to use what the package includes, and you can add whatever you want to it.

THIS is what I got… now how in the world can you spin two placemats???

BOB - SD -1 -  Package from me [click to continue…]

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