22 May 2008

Festive Wool

I have to be brief - but Wool Fest was great, it did me and Dotter both good to get out and see our many friends, old and new, and fondle (and BUY) wool! Even caught up with old homeschooling friends! The SnB stall was great, fantastic effort by Taph, HappySpider, ShoppingSherpa and Kuka in particular. My stuff sold OK, but wasn't a run away hit by any means... dunno, I think people were there for the fibre (not surprisingly!) more than anything else.

This gorgeous tea cup was a gift from Taph... one of these days, when I get my painting time / mojo back, it may star in a painting!

Dotter has finally talked me into giving this spinning thing a whirl (har har). Bought this rather short dumpy drop spindle, but haven't had a go on it yet. I mainly got fibre to spin - plus a beautiful little ball of lace-weight silk.

And now back to this... 17 days and roughly 140 puzzles to go... Am not getting much knitting time, nor blog reading or commenting time. Getting to sleep at 1am is now a habit :/ As is having to check my blood pressure every few hours. Looks like I'm going to end up on medication (hypertension runs through my dad's side of the family; my grandfather died young from it). All I can say is thank goodness for belly dance class, it's keeping me sane at the moment.

I am determined to see Eurovision, though, even if I have to work in front of the telly!!

12 comments:

  1. That teacup set is stunning. Lucky you.

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  2. Love the tea cup!

    I think hypertension, once managed, is not the killer it once was before there was good medication for it.

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  3. The fiber is pretty, but I love the teacup set, too!

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  4. I could just eat those wool colors up - they look so YUMMY! : )))) Glad you and dotter had a wooly fun time! Enjoy the weekend ...

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  5. oh i see you bought well and wisely. i now wish i had picked up a set of cards, but i was in fibre daze. i will go to cafe press instead. i hope you get through that work ok, because that teacup will make a gorgeous painting and i so want stuff with that on it. take care...

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  6. Love the tea cup - that will make a fabulous painting!!

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  7. Love the tea cup - try drinking lots of water - and fish oil - helpoed Kim's BP no end!
    Still sulking about not being at the wool orgy!

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  8. Luscous fibers! Yummy. With your eye for colors, I expect you to start painting rovings, too.

    The new avatar says it all.

    The teacup is stunning. Now I have serious cup envy!

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  9. The teacup is so beautiful, I truly hope you enjoy it. BTW, do try to go bed earlier and get more sleep/rest. Lack of sleep can have an adverse effect on your blood pressure (dont'ask me how I know.)

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  10. I fought the bp medication for years until I had no choice and had to give in. I am grateful that we have the pills we have. Lots of my family have heart problems from uncontrolled bp. Take good care of yourself! And that teacup would make a beautiful painting although it looks like it would be challenging.

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  11. Your new teacup and saucer (and plate? are elegant! If you do decide to use this one in a future artwork, I'm already in line for merchandise!

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  12. the teacup is amazing the fiber is gorgeous and the end is near (for better or worse) for the crosswords... I am reminded of the line in Finding Nemo (Disney) "just keep swimming just keep swimming..."

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