Well, after waiting a reeeeaaaallly long time, my "new-to-me" spinning wheel finally arrived.
Back in January I happened to see a post on Ravelry for a used Fricke spinning wheel for sale. I've been wanting one of these for a long time but hesitated to spend the money for a new one. This seemed like a really good deal so I jumped on it. The gal I bought it from, (thank you Corinne) was really patient about waiting a week for me to get the cash to her. She lives in Maryland and had to fight the snowstorm they had going on there to get the package sent out to me. Then during the trip here I'm sure the mail got hung up somewhere in the snowstorm we got socked with here in the midwest. So I waited and waited and finally today she showed up at my door. Yippee!!! I figured with all that traveling in snowstorm after snowstorm, it was only fitting that my wheel should be christened "Stormy Thundersnow".
I set her up and hopefully got her all together correctly. So far, I haven't given her a "spin" yet-but will get to it real soon. I was so excited I had to let everyone know. Now I hope I can create some really cool art yarns and fun stuff. I'll still keep my other wheel "Sarah Bootlace", a really nice Ashford Traditional. Each wheel has its good points and, well, I got Sarah free-can't give that away.
I'm off to give it a go-see ya later....