Friday, March 07, 2008

It takes a snow day......


to get me back where I belong. This is what my drive home looked like yesterday. They said midnight it would come in...a little event, they said. At noon all hell broke loose and at 3 the roads looked like this. This is near Dallas. It is March. Does anyone understand this? I was actually hoping for a snow day...but c'mon.

I took the time to get acquainted with the new love of my life...spinning wheel # 319 by Wallace Van Eaton!!!! It arrived Wednesday and I couldn't be any happier. Looks like a dream and spins even better. It is made of several gorgeous woods and all the bobbins are different as well. He really has outdone himself. Pictures just cannot do this wheel justice. The balance is just magnificent.






Here is some superwash on the flyer which will soon become a pair of socks. Do you see the amazing woods there on the flyer? Wow! He is a master.



So, I know I have been absent for a very long time....just couldn't balance things very well lately. All good, just busy as usual. I suck at time management. Oh, and organization.

So, how about a little eye candy? I have been doing a few things lately. Some place mats from some Kaffe Fassett material. It is some of my favorite. The man's a genius. Also, this is the beginning of a foot stool with many of his fabrics and some others I have found. It has been really fun. It is done by paper piecing and much easier than I anticipated. The rest will be made from scratch. Keep tuned and hopefully I won't injure myself with tools.





Some knitting and a little more sewing.







This is why I haven't blogged......or answered emails. But, I am on the way!!!!! Keep checking your inbox! I really am back for good now. ;0)

5 Comments:

Anonymous Carrie K said...

Wow, no wonder you haven't been around! Purty, purty wheel. And quilt and hat and mittens and jacket and you got a purse and a spinning wheel too?

7/3/08 16:49  
Anonymous hillary and barack for presidents said...

HOLY CRAP LADY!

Did you make those mittens, that hat, the jacket, the stool and the placemats in ONE snow day!?! your insane. I can NOT believe all the things you can do. You really inspire me. Have I ever told you that? I want to do everything you do the day after you do it. I did make a stool today.... ANYWAYS - you never called me back, and I know your money is being allocated to other adventures, so I went ahead and booked my ticket, this is starting to turn into an email - so I will do that right now. email you. ...Like a big girl.

oh wait.. I have to tell you that that spinning wheel is freaking KkkRAZY. I cant wait to meet it. I was telling b about it this morning - just the idea of it is cool, but that actual object materialized looks phenomenal.

oh my god I looooooove the hat and mittens... and I have a lonely sock here.. he wanted to say hello.

9/3/08 21:17  
Blogger Brigitte said...

Ooooo, you have lots of good stuff there! You have been BUSY!

Yay! I'm glad your back!

10/3/08 13:12  
Blogger Knitman said...

okay, I know I ought to sympathise but I just adore snow!

14/3/08 08:20  
Blogger vanessa said...

lovely wheel :-)

20/4/08 10:42  

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