Wednesday, 23 June 2010

come on England!!

...well football fever is well and truly here, and I write this just before kick off for that all important final first round match. Now, those of you that know me, may find it odd that I have got excited about all this chasing a ball around a field business, but I have discovered that it is a brilliant excuse to sit down in front of the telly with my spinning wheel for a couple of hours!!

'Piece of kit' of the week: - goes to ........the drum carder. It has come out from winter hibernation (under the bed) and complete with new drive band it has been working hard. The fleece has all been washed and is now going through the carding process. I have also bought a Cotswold fleece from the Cotswold Farm park and it has washed up nicely. Has a nice shine and luster to it, so I am looking forward to see what it will spin up like.

Well the football is about to kick off, and my spinning wheel is calling.

Keep on crafting and I hope to see you at PubCraft on Monday 5th July. (7.30 at the Red Lion)
P.S: Photos added after Football match finished. Clearly England appreciated the spinning that took place. Two whole skeins to show for this afternoon's work!

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Blogging on the move.

Not that you will be able to tell, but I am blogging from my favourite cafe in Brackley: the Courtyard Coffee House. There will also be no photos this time as my computer is at the computer doctor's and our network at home seems not to be working. So I have taken myself off to the coffee shop, for some internet access with the added bonus of coffee and cake on hand!

June's PubCraft night went down a storm, much chatting was done and fun was had. I brought the 'Joy'! for it's first outing to a public house - I am sure it won't be the last.

I am however aching from head to foot - not because of the PubCraft night, but due to sheep shearing in Haslemere on Sunday. Weather was lovely, which was nice, but I am really not fit enough to shear. Next year I will definately need to go into training before hand. We had the help of a great ( and very patient shearer Susie) and it went much more smoothly than last year. I now have 4 fleeces to wash, card and spin, so will definately be keeping out of trouble. New Hammervale wool should be for sale soon!

Well battery on work laptop running dangerously low, so I will sign off for now.

keep on crafting. Polly x