and with 10 days to spare! the barn dance ripple is so named because it is destine for a spot in a silent auction at a barn dance party.
the center for earth spirituality and rural ministry, where i am a volunteer and board member, runs a large community garden in mankato. at the center of the gardens is the big red barn. it is over 100 years old and a community landmark.
a year ago april there was a fire and the barn was severely damaged. we were able to save the foundation and the finial, but the rest of the barn was rebuilt.
we decided a celebration was in order! september 19th we will be having a plated local foods dinner, silent auction, and a boot stompin' old fashioned barn dance with live blue grass music! i'm so excited! everything is coming together (i'm the chair of the silent auction committee), there's a buzz in the community, and everyone is going to have a blast!
that said, this ripple afghan (from, of course, lucy of attic24's neat ripple pattern) is my donation to the silent auction.
as was also said, i'm the silent auction chair, and we're gathering up some pretty amazing items! the focus was handmade and local businesses and i've been blown away by all the talent and generosity in my community!
if you happen to find yourself in mankato next friday stop on by the big red barn for a knee slappin' good time!
ps - i also designed the above poster, i'd never done anything like that before and am pretty excited about it!