This week, I’d like to introduce you to @BrightEyedDyer, a writer, podcaster and podcast editor, and one of the most sought after dyers ever to grace Balticon. Sue Taliaferro, as she is otherwise known, not only dyes yarn, but she is known for creating the most striking color combinations. If you’re into the fiber arts, you can find out more about that side of her by checking out her blog, Dyed Bright Here, or her Etsy store. But the most coveted yarns that she produces are the are the Balticon Limited Edition Colorways. These are special color sets that are each inspired by a specific novel written by one of the authors who frequent Balticon‘s literary track. The sets are released each year at Balticon on Memorial Day weekend.
On Twitter, @BrightEyedDyer discusses many of the events of her daily life which usually involve the trials and tribulations of being a mother with teenagers. But there are times when she waxes philosophical, or makes mention of the writing, recording, or editing that she does for podcasts. She also has respectable geek cred, and can hold her own in discussions about books, movies, and TV. She is also a talented photographer. And every few days, she’ll treat us to some samples of her poetry, in 140 character segments.
On behalf of myself and the rest of the staff here at The Nifty Tech Blog, I’d like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah, or whatever other winter holiday you celebrate. We hope that you’ve enjoyed the blog in the past year and that it has helped make your life better in some small way. Our fundraiser is still going on for another week, and if you have had a good year and would care to donate to help us move to a better hosting service in 2011, we would be very grateful. So far we’ve made 30% of our goal. It doesn’t look like we’re going to make that goal, unless we get a number of last minute donations, so we’ve been looking for a less expensive host than the one we originally had in mind. We hope to find a host that will still let us improve the quality of the site, and eliminate some of the pesky advertising, and still fit within the funds we’ve been able to raise.
I will be taking a bit of a vacation next week, but we will still have a Follow Friday next Friday, and the Monday following that we will have the last installment in Scott’s Scrambled Bits series. Happy Holidays, and have a good week!