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Saturday, January 10, 2009

Meet Aurora

Well, here is the post! The one I mentioned earlier in the week. What? You don't remember?

I mentioned earlier in the week that I had some big news... [I am NOT pregnant]. News that pertains to my 2009 goal/resolution list... Meet "Aurora"

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Yes, I named my SPINNING WHEEL! ;) Remember Aurora from Sleeping Beauty? She pricks her finger on a spinning wheel... therefore, the name is quite fitting. Better than anything else... at least I think. I am not normally the type of person to name inanimate objects, but I'll allow myself to name this.

Yes! I got a spinning wheel! So, I can SPIN MY OWN YARN!! :D So, I can sorta cross that off the list, right? I hope to learn how to use this VERY soon. The woman I got it from [one of the nicest people I have met in Arizona thus far] had some other things for me too...

ANOTHER SPINNING WHEEL! This one, however, does not have a name... unless you want to call it Louet... but that is the manufacturer. LOL.

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Some bobbins that go with Aurora. [Holds the spun yarn]

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Some carders... Essential for spinning! Think of it like brushing the wool, alpaca, or whatever hair you're using...

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She even gave me a pillow case FULL of her brother's sheep's wool!!! WOO HOO!! I can start almost immediately. Just need to card and dye it first.

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An antique sewing machine...

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AND AND AND! A LOOM! I don't have that yet... I have to go back and get it! It's pretty big. Anyone want a rug? LOL!!!

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No, I don't know how to spin yarn - yet. But I have been reading a bit about it. She gave me some books and magazines. I will learn!! CAN NOT WAIT!


Anyway. Just wanted to share. I am really excited. Pictures of the loom to come.


On another note... there is another giveaway going on at "The Secret Is In The Sauce". Click HERE to enter.


Have a fabulous Saturday! Do stop in my comments and say hello!!! :D



XOXO,


Shealynn

11 comments:

maya | springtree road said...

i am completely envious!

:)

Lalapoo said...

I am so in love with people who can actually do stuff with their hands from scratch...now you are on the list...

Melissa Abby said...

I am very impressed...I would not even know where to start with something like that! Love the name :)

Jolee said...

How cool!!!

Jenni Jiggety said...

That is VERY cool stuff! Wow!

Midwest Mommy said...

Wow, I wish I could do stuff like this. You are just so creative!

The Eadle Family said...

Hey, I'm from SITS. I love your idea. It is very unique, and they are nice. I love that you are going to spin your own yarn. I love it!

Paula said...

Love the slip covers!! Visiting from Secret In The Sauce. I'm in AZ too.

Blissful Babe said...

I'm here from SITS, via your etsy shop. I love, love, love your camera straps! So great!

I admire you for being so creative and brave to tackle SPINNING YOUR OWN YARN. For the love of Mike! That is something else!! Have a blast with it!!

Aron & Suz said...

wow, another new hobby for you! sounds super awesome. can't wait to see how your yarn comes out.

bitsofsunshine.typepad.com said...

oh, wow! i can't wait to see what comes of this! i love the look of aurora - i love old things that are beautiful and useful and are full of stories . . .