Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Come in Spinner........

Our poor postie came to the door... "There's a huuuugggee parcel here for you" (we both carried it from her car!) Yooo hhhoooo!! I knew it could only be one thing!! The Country Spinner has arrived! The Country Spinner has arrived!! I was expecting to have to assemble it, but no! It was boxed up, wrapped up protected in Kiwi newspapers ready to roll!
I've said it before and I'll say it again...thanks, Mandie for helping me finally get my hands on one!!
It's gonna take some practise, though... I'm having a little trouble not over twisting the yarn. If anyone reading has some tips... pllleeaasee comment or email me!!
Here in Victoria, Australia the school holidays have just ended and the children are back in school. ( All together...awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.....)
No... seriously! This holiday was really relaxing and thoroughly enjoyed by all. One of our favourite things this holidays is that we had our little mice home for a visit. (The mice stay in the class room at school now, and the children take turns at taking them home for the weekend.) I am delighted that B's super-duper class (and teachers) enjoy having the mice in school... they're such clever, friendly kids. The mice are very comfortable and happy with the children and often get time out of their house. Way to go class!!!! (And hello, if you're popping into Sheepychic during computers.... you guys rock!!)
By the way... check out Rosie mouse posing with her hand dyed Merino bed. This is a fibre art blog, after all.... hehe!
Check out D.H. 's car. It has been rainin' and rain'in and rain'in here in Melbourne lately. You can tell by the car. Are we allowed to say the drought is over yet???
Here is another little pic of some very well played with toys made years ago by our own Merry munchkin designs' Tye. hehe...those toys are still at the top of the toybox... not bad goin'.
Anyway...better wind up this posting. It's going on and on and on.... Thanks for logging into Sheepychic bloggings. Any yarn orders or enquiries can come on through at Sheepychic(AT)hotmail(DOT)com.
All the very best,


Anonymous said...

Awwww! Your Country Spinner is so purty - you'll have to think of a name for it (says Mandie who still hasn't named hers!)
I am going to email our NZ friend to ask her advice about the overspinning as mine has a tendency to do the same thing at times.
One sleep to go WOOHOO!!!

Ruth.... said...

This Wheel is called... the country spinner. Even the twins call it the country spinner, so I guess, albeit very very boring, it will stay. The funny thing is that now the kids have asked "So what is the other wheel" should hear the little ones try to say "traditional". mmm..I really do need to get a little more imaginative! See you Friday!

HollyEQQ said...

hey ruth!!
I am so jealous - she is a beauty!
Overspinning, you are just used to peddling to beat the bands, on the big wheels you can kind of slow down to a nice granny kind of peddle. It is bigger and does more of the work for you... just slow your roll.
You will adjust. It is the papertowel holder sized bobbins that made me a little frightene dwhen I got my Big Mama Jamma babe wheel.
Happy spinning.
pretty soon you will be spoiled cause you can do a huge yarn without tyeing it off. I actuallyu have to cut most of my yarns!

roseys madhouse said...

OMG I cannot believe how grown up P and D look you are going to have to email me some more recent shots of the kiddies so I can keep them with the ones I have lol. I bet you are like a little kid with a new toy and cant leave it alone lol.

Merry Munchkin Designs said...

Yay!!! Go the Country Spinner!!! I am so comin over now!!!

I cannot believe you still have those toys, I completely forgot about them!

Thanks for the chat tonight Dear, I really needed that!
Love Tye xxx

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