Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Oh happy day! My dear husband bought me a 'Patrick Green' carder. I've been having the most wonderful time blending wool. The possibilities are endless as to color blending. I'm thrilled to tell you the truth! It turns out a large 'batt' of wool that is really nice for spinning. Because of the carder, in which you can use short and long fibers of wool together, I'm getting the 'hang' of 'long draw' spinning quite nicely. It produces a fuzzy type of yarn in the end and is so much fun to spin out.
If you look closely or click on this picture to make it bigger...hopefully you can see that the single plys' of yarn wound on the bobbin are very fuzzy indeed. I'm looking forward to plying (2 strands of single yarn are spun together in the opposite direction to make 2-ply yarn) it today and getting it washed up to hang out side in the shade to dry. then I can knit it up into a scarf...eagerly!
These are the books I'm reading right now. Well, really, I just finished 'Sometimes a Light Surprises'...what a good read. The story follows a Christian girl (home-schooled) as she takes on her first job...and encounters different and sometimes difficult situations. I hope to read it again sometime, its worthy. The author made me laugh and cry with her honesty and sweet faith. I haven't read the mystery...if its not my cup of tea...I won't force myself to read further. And..I love these Amish books. They go right along with the song...'Its a gift to be simple, its a gift to be free, its a gift to come down to where you ought to be, And when we find ourselves in the place just right, it will be in the valley of love and delight.' I'm on page 17 of the commentary on Revelation, and interested in reading more of it. Books are a great delight, I consider them my friends. Yes, especially Winnie the Poo!
This old-fashioned print came home with me recently. What is it about these old sweet pictures that appeal to me?! I love them. And for $3.00, I'll have it I said.
Keeping this verse close in my heart....'And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life. Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen I John 5: verses 20 and 21. It thrills me to realize this is true...I am in Christ and have eternal life. Oh happiest of truths!
I just loved this straw bag from Masts' General Store. I love color!
This caught my eye at a 'Jockey' lot flea market down south. Just for decoration but oh so pretty. Its the one on the bottom of the cup rack. Warm wishes for a happy day to you!