Tuesday, September 07, 2004

Drooling Bouncy Smiley

When GB and I were shopping this weekend, we wandered into an antique mall. We browsed around for a while, and saw a flax wheel for $50. Since I do not now, nor plan to soon, have the ability to spin flax, I thought it was lovely, but moved on.

After a while, we came to a small room that was completely empty except for one item. Okay, sure, someone else might tell you the room was as full of items as any of the other rooms were, and that there were dozens of things in there. But I only saw one item. A beautiful, tiny spinning wheel, two feet tall (to the orifice) with a one-foot wheel diameter... looked remarkably like a small Kromski Minstrel,

but old, dry, and dusty. And she called to me... She was nearly all I could think about since then... even if she couldn't be restored to proper usable form, she needed a home where she would be loved.

I called the store today, and asked if she was still there... the owner couldn't find her. I panicked. GB was wise enough to answer my frantic phone call with a patient "he probably didn't know what you meant" since she is after all, a castle wheel, and most people think of Sleeping Beauty when you say spinning wheel... So I left work. Immediately.
Drooling Bouncy Smileys
I drove to the shop, and there she was, smiling at me. I paid promptly, and she's now sitting behind me in my office.

That's right. We are now a multi-wheel family!!! Pictures tomorrow, I promise...

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Since that's the most exciting news I have (I must do a bit of research, so her name will be announced tomorrow with her picture) I'll share with you just what a snob Aslan is.

We do now lower ourselves to drinking from a bowl, like a mere animal.

No. We dip our dainty front paw into the liquid, form a cup with our foot, and lick the sustenance from that.

What? Do you expect anything less? He's definitely a champagne kinda kitty, like his mom. Trevor takes after Dad (a beer kinda guy) and will even drink out of the -gasp! - DOG BOWL, if it's nearby.

And this is what Trevor and Aslan gave to their cousins Emma and Gracie - a kitty bouquet, fresh from our very own catnip plant, tied with (of course) Mom's homespun yarn.

And just because it happened to be on the same roll of film, this is one of the cakes from my rehearsal dinner that my mom and dad kindly held at their house New Year's Eve... it's a rose-shaped bundt cake (yeah, she borrowed the bundt pan from me, but I still think the cake looks lovely)

Okay, so pictures of the new baby girl tomorrow! Yayyy!!!!


Blogger Lauren said...

Oh! A new wheel! That sounds so cool! I wish I could spin. I had a good time last night meeting everyone, and knitting. I am going to be posting my pics soon! I hope to see you all again next month! :)

3:24 PM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

How absolutely wonderful! Spinning wheels and such are what make antique shopping interesting. I will be excited to see pictures of your new arrival. Also, congratulations on being a multi-wheel owner now. ;)

4:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lucky you! someday when my husband and i move out of our cramped 780 sf condo i want to get a spinning wheel and learn how to spin. your kitty is beautiful too!

10:15 AM  
Blogger Fiber said...

Congratulations on the addition to the family. Can't wait to see pics.

11:05 AM  
Blogger Aggiea1 said...

Gosh, I love your spinning wheel! I went to a fiber farm in Western Mass. and watched someone spin...I wish I had the square footage you guys have. My kitty is also a big snob.

11:19 AM  

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