Claire's 27th birthday (how can this be possible???) was on August 17th. We didn't get to see her for her birthday, but sent her a silk scarf that I had woven for her. She sent me a couple of photos of her trying it on.......
I used Lace Weight 100% Silk yarn from Blackberry Ridge Woolen Mill (http://www.blackberry-ridge.com), which is located just outside of Mt. Horeb, WI, a quick drive from Madison. They are not generally open to the public, but have an annual open house that I try to go to each year. However, they will open their showroom at anytime during their normal workday, as long as one calls ahead and makes arrangements. Very nice people!
Claire reported that she had a very nice birthday, celebrating it with friends.
Just yesterday, we set the date of September 7th for her to come for a weekend visit, so we will be seeing her soon! She's planning on being here for Happy Hour, so please join us if you can! ;)