Lisa Souza Dyeworks
May Newsletter
 2012
Saving Lives, One by One

We are doing a fundraiser and here is why:

In this part of the Sierra Foothills, they are known as The Susanville 70 . It sounds like a commune or some sort of criminal outfit, yes? Far from it. This is the Code Name for a group of horses, as well as other critters, that was rescued from abandonment by El Dorado Hills' own Grace Foundation. When asked, folks at the GF took on this burden with open hearts but because of all that has ensued  they have found themselves in quite a financial pickle.

The Grace Foundation is near and dear to my heart because our sweet rescue dog, TrixieTrixie, came to us through these saviors. She had been abandoned and then fostered by friends of Grace, before joining us in this perfect Forever Home for a dog who loves to run and jump like a gazelle. I am so grateful that we got to help Trixie through all of the traumatic scars left by her first humans  and now it is time to give back.

My assistant and friend, Lorrie Hunter, was a Barrel Racer as a kid and she was the one that brought the heart wrenching Grace Foundation newsletter to my attention. I told her that we should do the type of fundraiser that I did years ago, when a young woman was in need of medical care.Sock! yarn I also gave her the assignment of coming up with a colorway that would embody The Horse and did everything that I could not to hover over her as she began her creative journey. Yesterday, we both knew that she had come up with the perfect colorway that I had envisioned being called Appaloosa.

I am offering this colorway in original Sock and it will be around from now until the end of June, at which time, it will disappear. ALL OF THE PROCEEDS from this $18 skein of yarn will go to The Grace Foundation. How can you help? Order a skein for yourself, for your horse loving friend and tell a friend. Let's see how much money we can raise, together!

Some people may say that this is just about animals but animals make humans BETTER HUMANS and this is about a community pulling together to help The Good Guys.
 
  
Lisa
 
 

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Stitches Midwest
August 9-12
Schaumburg, IL

Oregon Flock & Fiber Festival
Last full weekend of September
Clackamas County Fairgrounds
Canby, OR

Stitches East
October 11-14
Hartford Convention Center
Hartford, CT 
 

 
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Lisa Souza
Lisa Souza Knitwear & Dyeworks
Phone: 530.647.1183 
Email:
lisa@lisaknit.com
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