Monday, March 14, 2011

Spring is coming!

The time change( while messing up our routine somewhat!) felt like it brought spring instantaneously with it!We have had guests for the past couple of weeks with more on their way... looking forward to a bit of peace and quiet and digging in the garden! The yard is just full of birds today. Can't wait to rip the plastic off the windows, open them wide, hang laundry on the line... plus a million more things really! Quiet recovery day in our house today anyhow ( guests take it out of us!) trying to keep a flu at bay.
Shamefully, I have aquired yet another spinning wheel off of Craigslist. It was only used for display in someones home and is in perfect working order. It is a Country Craftsman model which unfourtunately is not in production anymore. I need to find a woodturner to help me make some more bobbins since it only comes with one. It is so beautiful though and spins like a dream. It came with a spinning stool, as well as a distaff which is perfect for spinning flax...( but I have been wanting to process nettle fiber from the woods behind our house!!! The distaff should be helpful there!) For 150 dollars I think it is well worth it. The boys cried when I told them I will have to let go of my other wheel likely. We are all a little bit emotionally attached! I think that the Ashford Traditional will have to go( I can sell it for the same price as I got the new one for... thus the new one being my " upgrade"), and that I will keep the traditional Cowichan spinner that I got last year for mothers day.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


Hurricane force winds predicted for the North coast today. The weather warning says 140km / hour winds. 110 TO 120 here! The lights are flickering as we speak. candles are ready, dinner and snacks ready, wind up radio on the ready!... quick post before we lose it!