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So what's the next stretch goal? We still have two days!
 
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It's so exciting that the linen bedclothes have started dancing!



(From Bednobs and Broomsticks, one of my favorite movies as a child)
 
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Today has been a crazy sort of a day.  I had to go into 'the city' to run some errands and when I got home and turned on the computer I let out a yell of surprise.  Wow!  

A HUGE thank you to PAUL the incredible for helping get the word out there.

And a lovely thank you to everyone who's worked so hard on this.

When I started, it was just me and a typewriter.  Now it's a huge team of people helping to make this happen.  Everyone who has pledged.  Everyone who has helped get the word out there.  I don't have the words for how in awe I am about this response.


Even my favourite librarian deserves some credit for making this happen.  Whenever I want to learn something new, I log onto my library account and put a hold on any book that comes up with those keywords.  When I go to the local library branch, I may have to make two or three trips to the car there are so many books waiting for me.  They all know me by name but there is one in particular who always asks me what I'm up to.  I must have spent a good hour talking to her today.  We talked about how gorgeous Tracy's drawings are and how lucky I am to work with her.  She adored the video (even the parts with me in it).  

We talked about libraries.  I talked about how much I appreciate having a library filled with books I can borrow.  How much I've learned from the library and it only costs me about two dollars a year in late fees (and how in a few days I can donate food to the food bank to cover my existing fees that I was going to pay as soon as the kickstarter money comes in - I owe them almost a dollar!  I hate owing money!).  We also talked about local bookshops.  She wanted to know if I was producing an ebook and I said, "not yet".  My idea is the first flush of sales could go to local shops.  That way customers don't have to pay shipping and local shops get more customers.  I'm even delaying putting it on amazon while I fulfil all the Kickstarter orders.  Local libraries and shops are really important to me because they are run by people.  I probably wouldn't buy so much yarn related goodies if it wasn't for Ryan's joyful greeting each time I go to my LYS (Local Yarn Store) and I definitely wouldn't spend so much time at the library if it wasn't for the enthusiastic greeting by the library with the long silver hair.  


 
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Hurray!  Achievement unlocked!

Hey Raven, you need a happy announcement on the Kickstarter page.  You also need another stretch goal!

Hmmmmmmmm, what should it be??
 
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I was so excited to see this kickstarter!  A few years ago I saw someone at a fair breaking down the fiber in flax to make linen and I love that someone was still doing this.  I want to learn more and doing fiberwork. Would really like to do other fibers like cotton, hemp,  wool.. So glad to see there are others just as excited!
 
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Congratulations  Raven and Tracy!!!

Overjoyed for you and for all of us who are going to benefit by this wonderful book...

(and I'm already looking forward to the next in the series)

 
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$18,391 with 27 hours to go! Can she hit $20,000?
 
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We're just so amazed and grateful and happy! What a fun ride this is. 23 hours to go, and the numbers are still rising.

Heaps of thanks to all of our backers, supporters, cheerleaders, and enthusiasts!

Cheers
Tracy
 
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Last day! Only 11 hours left!
 
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I see where people say the stretch goal was met but when I just checked it the total was only 14,416 ??
 
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Lyda Eagle wrote:I see where people say the stretch goal was met but when I just checked it the total was only 14,416 ??



Ah, you must be in the United States. $14,416 US is $18,770 Canadian.
 
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Only 2 hours to go! $19,262!!!

Link to the kickstarter
 
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And we clock out at $19,591!!!

Hey, it's a palindrome!

Whew! What kick that was! Thanks for cheering us along the way, gang.

Now I've got more work to do. I'm working on the book layout, as well as the other documents that Raven will be giving as rewards. Still a few more drawings to do to make sure all of Raven't text is illustrated and understood by her readers. That's an illustrator's job.

Better get back to work!

Cheers
Tracy
 
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Congrats! Really awesome job! I'm really looking forward to getting a copy of the book
 
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Thank you everyone for making this possible!

Busy days ahead
 
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I was just reading an article that said Okra stalks can be used to make fiber. Has anyone ever tried this, if so what if the fiber like?   I need to find some okra stalks. :-)
 
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Lookie what I found: an interview with our very own Raven in Farm Show Magazine!!!

Did you know her first batch of flax was grown from seed bought at the supermarket and grown in a gallon pot? And that a 3x3 foot garden grows enough flax to make a linen towel? SO COOL!!!                  
 
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