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Thursday, July 01, 2004
A day out!
Who says I don't get out of the house?
Oh, right, I do.
I got out yesterday
Oh, no applause, thank you, thank you.
It is impressive that I ventured outside the confines of my
prison house for something other than work. But what is more impressive is what got me out of the house.
I am going to drag this out for a bit. I'm sorry to say I forgot my camera at home. But I downloaded a couple of stock photos from the net and they are better than anything I could ever take. But I don't have many, I am lazy afterall and searching for pics is hard work. So to start with, this is the trek that M and I took.
That sad little pink line represents 2.5 hours one way. I have to say that M was really good driving. I'll leave it at that.
Here is alot of what we saw on the way up. Its a picture of Gorham, NHTaken by someone named Papa Bear (gotta give credit where credit is due).The town of Stark, NH This was taken by someone named anonymous photographer.
I bet you are on the edge of your seat, coffee cup in hand, just hanging on to figure out what we went for. Or you skipped all the bladey blah and are here looking at the pic while others read it all. Shame on you! Go back and read.
Now, here is what I went for:
Its a Lin Black Mud Valley Indian Head spinner.
I saw a pic of her and just knew I had to have her. Pretty huh? If you went to the NH Sheep and Wool Fest the owner at that time, Anita, had her there. Anita by the way is super sweet. She showed me how she oiled it, compiled a history, and served us tea and cookies. Yes, M stole extra cookies. I think she had 5, I was too giddy to really count them. She's good at exploiting her mother's weaknes. The spinner is hand carved and the thing that really got me was this:
The shape and color are just so pretty. Funny how the shape of one piece will really just make me weak in the
Pocketbook knees. *drool* pretty flyer.
Anita had also bought a book to go with the wheel when she had it and passed that on to me too.
The book is great in and of itself but the thing that totally got me was the larger sweater on the cover is very similar to a sweater from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban that I was coveting. I couldn't find a picture from the film so I didn't mention it before, if you saw the movie maybe you know what I mean.
I was contacted by Anita from the Spinners and Weavers pages. I don't think I've mentioned them before. It's a good place to buy/sell spinning and weaving equipment. They are worth a look every now and then at least.
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