How do you like my new Ashford Traveller cover?
Rip-Stop at my local fabric shop, did a bunch of measuring and started cutting and sewing. The cover took me a couple of hours to put together. I have to cut an opening for my hand to fit through when I carry Viv but otherwise it's complete. I don't want her to get wet while traveling from the house to the car to wherever we're spinning...back to the car and into the house. She's been traveling a lot lately. I can't believe how many days a week I could spin with some fibery peeps somewhere around town. Last night I figured I'd better do some laundry or something so I could still claim to be on top of things around here.
I finished spinning the Ladies in Waiting from Counting Sheep Farm
and started some black alpaca fiber that my friend Paula gave me. The alpaca, she spins like air and is so fine and pretty.
On my way home from work last night I picked up the new maidens I had made for the antique wheel I got for $9. Now the wheel is worth considerably more than when I bought it. LOL Some tweaking will have to be done but I've got it set up and ready to test drive sometime this weekend. Ignore the lack of stain and the stick matches...she's a work in progress.
I had an opportunity a few weeks ago to help a co-worker. She had been wearing her winter coat for who knows how long without any buttons. I have a reputation around the office for my craftiness so she approached me for the job of replacing them.
"Sure", I said, "I'll bring in my tools tomorrow"...
I could not possibly thank her enough for choosing me to sew those buttons on her coat.
I tell you this story in the hope that you too will have such an opportunity in the near future. Finding a few minutes of pleasure in a simple task. There are times when just sewing a button on a coat can give you a new outlook on life. And bring a smile to someone's face.
What little tasks do you find can change your day into something special?
Have a great weekend! Be sure to visit the other crafty peeps that hang out with Andrea on Fiber Arts Friday.