Monday, December 24, 2007

My swap package for the Winter Wonderland Coffee Exchange is here

Hi all,

I am so happy today at 6:35 this evening I heard talking outside the front door. The inside door was open a little way but the storm one was closed. Well I opened the door and the Post Person had just delivered another package to me. An guess what it was from Sarah!! Yes the same Sarah that sent me that lovely felted purse. She some howgot matched up to me in this swap as well. Look at these goodies. I told hubby I'll share coffee and the bread when I make it but sorry there is no negotiating the pretzels lol. I eat them 2 at a time I only allow myself 4 a day if I need to have that crunchy sound. This way they last quite awhile!!

I got 3 skiens of Plymouth Gall way yarn, 2 balls of ribbon yarn, Snowman Tea Light Lamp, A beautiful tea cup & saucer, Pumpkin Bread Mix (it's in the oven now Wink ). 2 kinds of Starbucks coffee one is Holiday blend and the other is Sumartra (Yummy), a red heart ornamnt with a snowman on it (on our tree now) and of course 2 half pound bags of the Hard Sourdough pretzels!! My hubby said I am a spoiled lady lol. He is going to flip when I tell him tomorrow how I hid his presents in plain sight for almost 2 monts lol. Well I also finall got my yarn order from Mystic Yarn Creations. What an ebay killing I made anyway will show that loot in my next post. Michael's not feeling well so I need to take care of him now.

Merry Christmas Santa & Happy New Year ,


Friday, December 14, 2007

My weekend projects

Hi Ya folks,

Well this weekend I will be redoing my chair. I have the fabric and have found the staples for the staple gun. I will also be trying to figure out how to start a bobbin lol. I got late to class and missed that part. Hey half the fun is figuring out what works best for you as long as the end results are the same right? Tonight we are going to the children's pageant at church so I must get ready. Hey have you seen my lovely daughter and grandchildren lately? No you say well I have posted some pictures for you. Of course the chair for the before shot lol. I just love Fridays it is date night for us too lol.

Weekend 1 folks,


Thursday, December 13, 2007

Some new fiber and gifts

Hi Ya

Here is some of the new eBay fibers that I have won. I have Tristian (tri-color) alpaca raw; Bright colored mohair rovings; Chocolate, black, white wool/mohair roving, Silk/Camel 50/50 roving and some beautiful Louet Picaso roving. Then I got my Christmas around the world knitters swap package from Shama, and my Market bag from Beth from the Bag-a-holic group. This is a short post as I am going to go watch Bourne Ultimatum.

Have a Good Night all,


Wednesday, December 12, 2007

It has come My life is for ever changed!!!!!!!!!

Well the bell rang at 6:30 last night and I yelled for Michael to get it. I was drying off Angus. Yes he had to learn the hard way not to follow his sister so close. He was running after her and she stopped short and he bounced off her butt and "splash" right into the cold pool water. Thank goodness I was there to get him out. Anyway Michael get the door and I hear him talking then the door shut. I hear him moving things in the front room. So I come out and he said "is this what you have been waiting for? Santa came early, hesaid this took up too much room in the sleigh." Yes hallelujah the wheel is here!! Talk about fiber over loud!! Francelle whom my hubby purchased the wheel from packed it with bags of fiber in addition to packing wrap. I have 6 -6 oz. bags of corridale wool, 4 bags of a nice dark brown w/grey-siler strands in it. Another bag of grey wool, a bag of a lovely sky blue color wool, another bag of white wool dyed light blue!! Plus 2 lazy kate's and "six" bobbins

I put the wheel together and used citrus oil cleaner on the wood and in January I will stencil humming birds and ivy on the wheel and give it a coat of polyurethane to protect it. Now I just have to choose betwen two names. These names are: Erlina which means Noble Woman or Walehla which means Hummingbird. So I have a picture of my new wheel and of my dh and Iggy. Y'all should have seen Angus jump when Michael let Iggy down on the floor it was too funny. Well this is short I have to finish the last 2 swap boxes so they can be mailed this week. Then it is on to finishing family gifts to go up to the North East.
Have a great night spinners and knitters!



Friday, December 7, 2007

My Wheel is on the way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am so excited my Ashford Traditional wheel will be here sometime next week coming all the way from WY.My dh got it for me for Christmas. I had one "non" negotional term and that was it had to be used.

I am so excited my Ashford Traditional wheel will be here sometime next week coming all the way from WY.My dh got it for me for Christmas. I had one "non" negotional term and that was it had to be used. Once I get the hang of spinning then maybe for my birthday we can look into getting a new one. He won it on eBay!! I am truly blessed because of all the "extra" things that are coming with it. I'll have "2" lazy kate's and "6" yes "6" bobbins, plus a poop load of fiber as well. Plus last week were at the KCM store and we found this vintage sewing chair. I purchased remnant fabric and will reupholster it. Then I can store my spindles and other small things inside of it. I am just having a ball. I am still working on the shawl for my grandmother and hope to have it finished by the first of the year or sooner. I finally nished the bag for the bag swap I joined now I am just pulling together my Christmas swap and then my next one is due I believe in January it is a coffee swap. Well it is late and need to get some rest. Tmorrow I will post pictures of my daughter and granddaughters. I miss them and my parent very much as do all my family memebers that live in other states, especially my best buddy Deb who I call sista. Hope to visit her sometime next year.
Well Weekend 1 all,

Saturday, December 1, 2007

My first spindle full of yarn

Well here it is my white angora with the grey tips. From a French Angora bunny, Then my 9 ounces of bamboo. Then the Majestic colorway merino roving and my Cocobolo wood top whorl spindle. Well this is sort I know but I will post longer over the weekend and will have some more photos too!!