Good News!

December 21st, 2009

A couple months ago, we posted about the little boy waiting for a liver/Kidney transplant.

On December 13, his family got an early Christmas gift. Matt received his organs through a 12 hour surgery. We are elated at the news, and humbled by the generosity of the donor family.

His mom reports he is making steady progress and is in good spirits. With continued improvement, it is anticipated he may go home shortly after the new year.

Then the months of recouperation begin. This is when our support of the family is even more important. While mom is home caring for Matt, there is no paycheck. If you can, please remember the fund:

Matthew Rowane Benefit Fund
c/o Bank of Edwardsville
PO Box 899
Edwardsville, IL 62025

Please keep the donor family in your thoughts during this difficult time. Bless them for their priceless gift.

Circus of Sin!

October 30th, 2009

Bad Dog Bar!
Halloween Night 8-12
3960 Chouteau
St. Louis, MO 63110

Aja, Cruel Desires, and I will have a booth to raise funds for the Matthew Rowane Benefit. (See prior post for address)

For a mere $5, you can have your picture taken with “Bad Santa”. The photo will be emailed to you in digital form, just in time to order your Holiday cards. If you just want a picture of you, Bad Santa will step aside.

Cruel Desires has graciously volunteered his time and talent to provide fetish photography services at the booth.

Come out, have fun. There is a costume contest, games, hot guys. The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence will be giving Absolution.

It’s for Charity!

A call to the rope community!

September 18th, 2009

A member of the rope community in the St. Louis area needs our help. Her young son is facing a dual organ transplant. He’s on the waiting list and we’re all hoping for the call to come soon. (and thankful to the donor family for their generosity)

Once he’s post-transplant, his mom will be on unpaid leave for 2 months to care for him.

Starting today, and through the end of the year, Aja Rope is contributing 10 percent of sales to the family to help cover living expenses and incidentals.

What can you do? Buy rope, and know you’re helping a member of the rope family.

UPDATE: there is a fund set up for direct donations:

Matthew Rowane Benefit Fund
c/o Bank of Edwardsville
PO Box 899
Edwardsville, IL 62025

July product news!

July 8th, 2009

We’ve been busy at AjaRope! We’ve had an apprentice rope ho helping out for the last several weeks and she’s a “wicked” joy to have around.

We’re working on a limited run hemp color for release this month–think comfy blue jeans.

We’re adding three new colors in 5/16 MFP–lime green, burgundy, and teal. This is from a new mill and we’re excited about the quality of this MFP.

We also have some primo “American- spun-from-Romanian-hemp-twine” 6mm rope ready to photograph and add to the website. This will be offered in 30 foot lengths in natural. This is some fine cordage, and is just beautiful in it’s true color.

We’re also adding some 5mm raw Chinese hemp for those who enjoy unfinished stock. Sold by the foot with taped ends, it’s great for floorwork and intricate, decorative work. It has a polished look and feel to it.

We have some yummy stuff on the horizon. Watch ajarope.com as we add these new products!

New MFP colors here Now!

June 9th, 2009

They’re here! ahead of schedule! Kelly green and raspberry. pics coming soon to the webstore…

Shibaricon 2009

June 1st, 2009

Whew! Just got the chance to talk about Shibaricon. We had an awesome time with the Weaver family and took two new Weaver cousins along.

A’ja had the rough duty of chaperoning 3 redheads during the con. We saw old friends, made new friends, and enjoyed all the positive rope energy for 5 nights and 4 days.

Highlights included LqqkOut’s speed bondage class, Aleni’s “for the boys” class, and Nawa G and Ms. J’s new classes.

Friday night brought the “atomic wedgie” suspension at the hands of A’ja. On Sunday evening we had the pleasure of watching CharlyB suspend the lovely lenaloves. I needed a smoke after that scene!

Of course, we visited with Graydancer and the lovely Dana, chatted with Jack from Kinkyropes, and met Jocasta of venus ropes, and the talented Madame Butterfly.

Registration for Shibaricon 2010 opens October 1. There are great savings with early registration. If you’ve never been, we highly recommend it. If you’ve been, you already know what a blast it is!

New MFP colors

June 1st, 2009

Coming June 15 or thereabouts! Kelly Green and Raspberry in 5/16 diameter!

Also, we are again offering the 50 foot lengths in our 6mm and 8mm all of our hemp colors!

GRUE in the Lou 2

May 3rd, 2009

Graydancer returns in June!

Register by June 19. GRUE Weekend June 26-28!

see details at stlrope

MFP!

May 1st, 2009

Woo h00!  The MFP is here!

Click over to the webstore to order yours!

New stuff @ajarope!

April 30th, 2009

The rope ‘ho has been busy expanding our inventory with fresh hemp, more colors of paracord, and our newest offering–MFP!

She’s picked out 6 colors in 5/16 inch diameter:  hot pink, red, purple, black, pacific blue and sky blue.

We anticipate the MFP will be available on May 5.  Check out the website to preview these colors.

It appears the hemp drought may be over. With the fresh stock, we’ll be able to offer 50 foot lengths once again.  If you’ve been hankering for the long ones (size does matter), get ready to get your groove on!

For those fans of finer cordage, lily’s selected some lovely new paracord colors:  silver gray, burgundy, colonial blue, rose pink, kelly green, royal blue. She’s added the rustic colors of chocolate brown, rust and olive.  These are in addition to the neon and standard colors we currently offer.

Please think of ajarope.com first for your rope and accessory needs.  If there is something you don’t see at the webstore, let us know and we’ll do our best to get it for you.