Monday, August 23, 2010

new to me

saturday was the guild 25th anniversary picnic and since i'm the gal in charge (so to speak) i was anxious that it be a fun day with lots of food and fiber fun. it was. the facility was perfect for our needs and in spanking new condition. some folks gathered on the patio, many of us stayed in the great room and the community of spinners was a blast. we actually had an original member there who took us through the early years of the guild and then we progressed through the years to now. good times!
i also had a delivery of my new-to-me wheel. several weeks ago when we went to sandy's, she had an ashford traditional in her dining room that was needing a home. since it was spoken for, i bemoaned my luck as i would have given it a home. well...... it's now living with me! it's from the original owner, complete with extra bobbins, lazy kate, jumbo flyer and lots of extras.

it is an entirely different spinning experience (and really makes me appreciate my majacraft!) when i get the kinks worked out, i'm going to get the kids in motion.
here's my treat yarn from this years tour..... 4 oz of BFL from high bid farm in susies summer...


Linda Monroe said...

Congratulations on your new acquisition! It looks very foreign to me, but I'm sure you'll be loving it! Can't wait to see your first hand crafted item that was born from it.

914Lin said...

It is definitely your "jewelry"!! Good luck with your new spinning wheel.
1*4*3 NeeNee