Oh Sweet Spring - Where for art thou?
I couldn't believe my eyes when the forecast late yesterday (3/18) came across the Internet... snow storm beginning after midnight and continuing until Wednesday 3/20 with accumulations between 14" to 16"! What?
That pile directly in front is about 4.5' tall! Eeek!
Staying inside all nice and toasty, doing laundry and cooking an old recipe I've had for about 30 years, for a Pioneer Beef Stew I found in an issue of Country Home Magazine suited me just fine - geez, I don't even think that magazine is even in publication any longer! Sad, I enjoyed reading that magazine and dreaming of the day I finally would live in the country.
So, as the house filled with the yummy smells of beef with bay leaves infusing with cooking carrots, potatoes, onions and corn simmering together in a broth of Cabernet Sauvignon, beef broth and chopped tomatoes that will culminate in a mini version of Nirvana I settled in to play with my newest toy...
Adding to my wonderful country winter's day - Yes, that is my new spindle - I waited a whole month for her... she was born on March 11th and was shipped out this past Saturday! Sorry I didn't take a picture before spinning yarn onto her I was so excited to see her I got carried away - once I remove the yarn I will post a couple of pictures. She is made out of the most lovely curly maple with places in the wood that almost shimmer. She spins like a dream too ... I can see I am going to have a collection of Lisa's spindles! If you are interested her site is www.grippingyarn.com Spinning on a supported spindle is one of the most meditative things I've ever done! Of course, finally having gotten the knack for spinning doesn't hurt either, lol! I hope I feel the same way once I finally get my spinning wheel!
Along with the spindle Lisa sent along a small bundle of the most wonderful wool that is a lovely rose color with bits of white, pale yellow and even some lavender that spun up like heaven - that is it on the spindle. I must find out where she got it because I just have to have some more... what a beautiful shawl this would make.... fingers crossed that it is still available!
Well, I just stopped my spinning so I could share this surprisingly fabulous day with you but now I just have to get back to spinning! Uh Oh, I fell a habit coming on! :D
As always, Hugs and thanks for popping by for a visit!