Friday, June 01, 2007

This is my new Lendrum spinning wheel, which I love! I've got a lot to learn, but am loving the experience so much. I am already a member of a nearby? spinning guild but haven't gone to any of their meetings yet. There is another spinner that lives about 20 minutes from me...she has only been spinning about 6 months but I'm glad to have been introduced to her and am looking forward to getting together. My husband's cousin is going to shear his sheep tomorrow I hope...and he will give me the wool from his 'white' one. Every day I think...will he shear today?! Off to bed I go...and am looking forward to spinning tomorrow among other things. Collage friends, I just found out today that tracing paper will go through my HP deskjet 845c printer!....now to try it on a collage and see if it is a good transparency.
"Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not to thine own understanding." Proverbs 3:5

15 comments:

Ann said...

What fun! Something new to learn. Have fun and let us know how you progress. Interesting about the tracing paper. I'm sure you'll let us know how it turns out. I can't wait to see. Maybe I'll try it if it works for you. I've been cleaning house all morning. Now for a break and some art.

Mrs. Mac said...

I'm still waiting for a scarf ;) ... that's quite a nice spinner. Are you counting sheep right before bed? Can't wait to see what you're going to make.

Anonymous said...

You sure seem to get a lot done, but I love the things you do. Your spinning wheel looks great and here's wishing you the best as you learn. Dear me, I can't even seem to get the boxes empty from my last move, over a year ago. I did get some good pics of Lost Lake a couple days ago. I seen your footprint, the other night just before I posted an update. I can't seem to find a way to contact you, so try: Moments In America, Box 925, Fruitland, ID 83619. Just Gramma :-)

Ann said...

Check this out. http://acartwrightstudio.com/flippingbook/inthishouse/ithpreview.html

Do you remember the actress Angela Cartwright? She was in the Sound of Music. This book is by her and friends. It is really neat. She is an artist and has a blog. http://acartwrightstudio.blogspot.com/

Saija said...

my mom has some antique spinning wheels that used for many years ... she has made her own yarn as well ... it gave her such pleasure at one point in her life ... now she is busy writing another installment on the life of her family ... hmmmm, i hope i turn out ok in it????

Mrs. Darling said...

Ive always thought it would be cool to learn to spin. Maybe when the kids are gone I'll take it up!

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

You are an amazment to me. You have so many talents. Spinning that sounds like something good to learn. I hope you learn to do it very well. It is almost a lost art. connie from Texas

smilnsigh said...

My daughter has a spinning wheel, which she got from Holland. I should point her to your blog.... I'm sure she'd know more about this, than I do.

Mari-Nanci

Teeny Tiny cabin said...

Wow! What a fabulously interesting new craft to learn! Can't wait to hear how your doing on it and see what you spin!
Have a blessed Sunday Maggie Ann!
Love Ya!
Claudia O.

Isabella in the 21st Century said...

There was a display in our town during a Christmas fair of spinning, both drop spinning and with a wheel. I would love to try it. I'd love to see how you've got on.

Julieann said...

What a beautiful wheel!!! I would love to have one:)

Julieann:)

Sharon Kay said...

Soon we will see all the lovely things that you have made with the new treasure. Have fun and I know you will enjoy.

Mindy said...

omLooks like your going to be a very busy lady!! This looks like so much fun! Enjoy my friend..blessings to you

Amy said...

You know I've never ever used a spinning wheel - is it hard to get the hang of?

Jungle Mom said...

I must look up a foto of how the indians here spin using a stick and their leg. It would amaze you!!