Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mothers Day and More Md!

Happy Mothers Day!
As promised I have more pictures of items from Md today. The first is my Birthday/Mothers Day present:

A Golding spindle - yeah My Husband is a wonderful guy who totally gets my love of fibers and pretty things. This fills the bill perfectly! Look at the side view:
Tom Golding is a wonderful guy! So having bought a new spindle, I needed something to spin on it- I found just the perfect fiber:Its great to spin. Not sure what it wants to be yet, maybe some socks I am thinking.
This was the next fiber purchase. I almost didn't get anything from them as the selection is so overwhelming! Until I noticed the name of this colorway - Carla. Since my best friend is named that, and the colorway does have her signature green going through it, I had to buy all they had left. So now I have 4 ounces of this gorgeous shetland. It is screaming "SHAWL"
I got to help at the fleece sale again, its my favorite place to volunteer. I think we all had a bit of a shock when this fleece showed up. . .
Yeah that says 405.00!! The color was phenomenal, but I fear it went back home with the breeder. I did look on Saturday, it had not won any ribbons in the show. Which makes one wonder why it was priced that way. I do want to point out that the breeder who submits the fleece is the one who sets the price. It was beautiful, but way out of my price range. I did pet it alot while helping others choose.
This is a gorgeous Romney fleece that I almost came home with. It really cried and wanted to, but I was good, and split a fleece with Carole. We each came home with aprox 2.5 lbs of a corriedale fleece in about the same colorway. I have some already washed and hope to get to spin some this week.

This week coming is going to be busy as ever though, as the shop I work at is moving!! Victoria's House of Needlearts is changing its name and moving to a new location:So soon we will be open at the new location. Hope to see you all there!

3 comments:

Opal said...

I adore that spindle. It's perfect for you. Looking forward to the store's new location!

fleegle said...

What a gorgeous spindle!

As for spinning, I already know how to do that. Years ago, I had a flock of sheep, two looms, two spinning wheels, and a drop spindle. I also heated with wood. In Maine.

Now I have a credit card and a thermostat :)

Mommabear said...

Im so green with envy, wish i could have been there. Thank you so much for shareing the pictures, its so enjoyable. Almost as if was really there. Huggs Marion