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Filed under: Beading - Confessions of a Chantraphile,Craft Shopping,Daily Life,Special Events,Spinning — folkcat at 12:07 pm on Friday, October 6, 2006

The Good News:

I was counting up the change from my Mrs. Potts piggy bank, to see how much more I’ll have to shop with on the Wool Arts Tour on Saturday. Just by only spending paper money, and throwing my excess coins into the bank each day, I have accumulated an extra $30.

The Good News:

I’ve picked up even a little more cash than that by taking on a Bead Fairy job for a friend.

The Bad News:

The Bead Fairy work is in the category of “things I can’t show on the blog” – which means even less opportunity to share pictures of my crafting with you for the next month or so.

The Good News:

My efforts to save money for fiber-related purchases are going so well, I am feeling confident I’ll be able to get a spinning wheel before the end of the year. So my shopping focus for the Wool Arts Tour is going to shift.

My primary goal had been to buy at least two laceweight spindles. I will probably still buy one, just so I can get working more on that thin, thin spinning I want to do. But I’m going to take every opportunity this Saturday to try out spinning wheels that I can, so I can eventually make a decision just which one I want.

And if there is a clear winner by the time I get to Stop Five on the tour – The Fiber Studio – who knows? I might even put a down payment on a wheel before the end of the day!

Even if that doesn’t happen, I will still be test-driving a number of wheels when I take the spinning class at The Fiber Studio on Oct. 28th. And come hell or high water, Gryphon and I have figured out that (touch wood) we’ll be able to get me a spinning wheel when he gets his Christmas Bonus later this year.

So my predictions that there will be a spinning wheel in the house by the end of 2006 seem to be holding up.

Hip, hip, hooray for so much Good News!



Comment by Carrie K

October 6, 2006 @ 1:57 pm

Sounds like a nice end to the year!


Comment by Laura

March 7, 2008 @ 1:29 pm

I have been at your blog for well over an hour, following the links and getting ever so inspired! (I’ve been down with the plague 😉 so it is nice to finally feel like I might soon do something!)

I just saw that you are saving for a wheel… At the risk of behaving like an obnoxious spammer, I invite you to our fest site–we are raffling off a beautiful spinning wheel!Some of the proceeds go to scholarship for a fibers student at the college to which I teach and from which we both graduated 🙂


Comment by Laura

March 7, 2008 @ 1:30 pm

oh.. what a dork I am. This is an old post,lol! well…just means I have many posts to catch up with!

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