Tuesday, July 27, 2010

14 years...

Yesterday was our (the hubby & myself) 14th anniversary! Happy anniversary sweetie, I don't know what I'd do without you.

We didn't do anything special, just being together for the evening was special. :)

To my blog buddies: I apologize for being so scattered this summer & not around much. I miss all of you bunches! I hope to have myself together more one of these days & my time & routine can get back to normal.

Hugs to all! I hope everyone is surviving the heat okay.... I know it's miserable around here.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Been a while...

Sorry I've been MIA lately. Just not enough time in the day to get everything done. Summer is HOT & busy. Which means HOT & stressed. My A/C quit working on my truck, of course during one of the hottest times of the year here. The hubby put some coolant in it, we are hoping that works, I really don't want to have to take it to a shop & spend hundreds getting it fixed. I rode around in that thing for weeks baking! UGH  I drove home today with it blasting cold air until I was ready for a jacket, just because I could. LOL

Anyhoo... I hope everyone is having a good summer, & I hope it is cooler & less humid where you are. :)

Here are my latest yarns....

Informant - Superwash merino from Micamynx.
Spun into this pretty, soft & squishy yarn, 270 yards of 2-ply, 16 wpi / fingering.
Narcissus batt from Blue Mountain Handcrafts
Spun into this lovely, super soft yarn, 176 yards, 2-ply, 12 to 13 wpi / Sport weight.
Look what else I got!!! Some awesome new Super De-Duper bobbins from Heavenly Handspinning.
Since I can't see being able to afford my Elizabeth wheel for a while yet.... and since I have no intentions of ever selling my little Babette (Fidelis wheel), I'm kind of attached to her.... When I saw that Jan had new super sized bobbins I snagged me a couple. These I can afford! And they are awesome!!! I have started spinning some black/white fiber that I had, a total of 9.2 oz, that was the largest qty. I had of one particular fiber. These babies are supposed to hold up to 10 oz of fiber on one bobbin!! One bobbin!!!!
Here is a photo of my original bobbin with one of the new ones. The original bobbins are pretty dang big.
And let me tell you how wonderful Jan is, if you don't already know. When my new bobbins arrived, they didn't fit just right on my wheel. I contacted Jan about that, sent her some photos... she suddenly realized what had went wrong. She had tested the new bobbins on her double treadle & new electric wheel, worked fine. She didn't even think about trying it on her original (one of the very first) Fidelis wheel. The wheel measurements were changed since then & my little Babette is one of the older models. Her & her husband proceeded to immediately make me 2 new bobbins, I had them in a matter of days! They spin wonderfully, nice & smooth & quiet.  You just can't ask for better customer service!! Thank you so much Jan!!

Hope everyone has a great week!