Shine's Thyme

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Thursday, March 22, 2012


Well it's just amazing what rest and peace of mind can do for you. We've been on vacation for a few days and I already feel like a new woman!!!! A while back I posted about my desire to master the art of wool spinning here. Although I may not have actually MASTERED the concept yet, I have been working on the project quite a bit and I think I may have actually found my niche. (Or at least another one!)
I love it so much that I actually bought a travelling wheel to bring with me on vacation! She is an Ashford wheel and her name is Joy. Let me just tell you that she definitely lives up to her name. I had a quirky dream of spinning wool while watching and listening to the's when I became obsessed. I started looking at my favorite shop and trying out different portable wheels. Joy was perfect. She even came with her own travelling bag! I am SO thankful I went ahead and took the plunge. I LOVE my Ashford Elizabeth wheel, but she's delicate and prefers to stay close to home:)
Here's just a peek at what I've been doing.
Is that gorgeous or what? Not perfect maybe, but lovely just the same:). Will post a few pictures of spinning at the beach soon....Have a beautiful day sisters!!! Much love~~Shine


Diana said...

How wonderful! I've always coveted an Ashford double treadle. I've taken a workshop or two, never done very well -- and had too many irons in the fire (4 kids, homeschooling, etc) to really focus on it -- but it remains one of my "someday" goals that may find a place back in my life at some point. I love the thought of spinning with an ocean view!

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

I tried spinning wool…once. It's definitely not one of my talents which makes it all the more valuable in others. Now I know how hard it is to get it all the same thickness!!
Your Ashford Elizabeth wheel is breathtaking. Wow! And your new portable one is really cute. It really does sound like it was given the right name.
Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Rayanne said...

Oh, Shine! I am so HAPPY I found you!!
Thanks for playing my give away! I love, love your blog and now I'm following along!
Bless you, sweetie!!

Deborah said...

Good for you Shine!
I'm so happy that you are so happy with Joy!
I can't wait to see what you create!

Much love,
Deborah xoxoxo

Ral @ARTbyRT Seascapes and Island Life said...

Wow, a real spinning wheel. I'll be back to see what you've produced, Aloha Raliegh