I remember quotes. If they strike me, I remember 'em. I not talking about quotes of writers or this or that genius...I'm talking about small snatches of conversation with a person...be it friend, foe or other. One example of this is my Nanna once saying to my Mum, as she sipped a freshly made coffee..."Oh, A, the coffee tastes just so much nicer when made by someone else." Thinking about this, it must have been....oh, about 25 years ago that I heard her say that. Sadly, both women are no longer with us...in body, anyway.
I was thinking about this quote today, when I was happily spinning. My spinning has been a little quiet (and thus my blogging) lately with a few of life's up's and down's... This morning I stepped out the front and to my delight an unexpected parcel was at the door. On opening I realise (a smile spread totally across my face) that Mandie (aka Ewe-give-me-the-knits..see the link) had dropped me a surprise parcel containing two of her divine hand dyed rovings. Now I dunno what it is about Mandies rovings but I tend to wanna drop everything and spin them straight away....and I realised that it was really nice spinning someone else's hand dyed rovings. This is not something I've done much of...but it kinda seemed like a really nice connection. Click on the picture to enlarge it. Get a load of those colours!!!! I should've taken a picture of the rovings before I spun them...but I was in too much of a hurry! hehe...
Other works of Sheepychic...a cute little 2 ply I've made up for a younger girls beanie. I don't often do the 2 ply...but I'm happy with this. It's a hand dyed rainbow roving wrapped about a Rose dyed roving I purchased from the guild rooms in Carlton, Melbourne. I love it, but I'll calm it down with some white, and maybe I'll add some Daisies or such.
Also a Sheepychic hank "Pond-side Rye" I've hand dyed this, and spun it through with a twinkling silver metallic thread, and popped in a few silver beads as well. Talk about a wonderful hank for an amazing winter scarf. Fabulous contemporary colourway....imagine this nestled with a black jacket. (Very Melbourne!) Finally, on my quest to find yarn "that guys like" this is Sheepychic "The Dark"...according to DH he would wear it. Or like a stubbie holder in it. His 'girlie' receptors are very sensitive...so if he likes it you can be assured that any guy would like it.
Just a really quick note before I shoot off...I'd like to wish Tye and David all of the very, very best as their lives continue on as married folk. I was delighted to be along side with them and their families as they exchanged their vows...and I can honestly say that a more loving, genuine and heart-felt ceremony I've never seen. All my love to you both...Ruth..xoxoxox P.S. Aren't I good? No SMS's to David about maps of Tassie or anything! hehe Go and have a look at Tye at Merry Munchkin designs (see link) 'cos I'm hoping for a posting and a couple of photos.
Thanks for popping into Sheepychic bloggings. All the best, Ruth...xoxox