Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Never pass up a bargain!

It all started with an innocent shopping trip to my local K-Mart to get a birthday present for my granddaughter, Sophie.  After finding a couple cute outfits for her, and looking at all the Barbie's, I took a stroll down the sale aisle.  Well, there they were, a bunch of boxes of  Easter egg dye on sale for 19 cents a box.  Insanity took hold and I grabbed them all.  Eighty boxes!  I apologized several times to the checkout lady who had to scan and punch in numbers for each one separately. I did tell her, and several people around me, that it was all for dying wool.  What else?  Certainly not eggs.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Another wheel??

Yup, I got another wheel.  I saw an ad on Craigslist for a wheel for 40 bucks in a town not far from me.  I had to check it out.  It was love at first sight.  She doesn't appear to be very old, and seems to be handmade.  I had to make a new drive band and attach the footman with a leather lace.  Cleaned and oiled really well and started spinning.  She spins just great.  She's double drive which can be a little tricky-but she goes really fast and smooth.   So the total now is 4 wheels.  I think I'll be needing spinning wheels anonymous pretty soon.