Friday, May 23, 2008

Spinning and Tomatoes

Thank you to everyone who has commented. I loved refinishing the wheel - maybe that should be my next avocation. Yeah, right, in my spare time! And the Baby Surprise Jacket and Mary Jane Booties were so much fun. Annie came by yesterday to pick them up - and she loved them. She thought they would fit their soon to be new born baby just fine!

Here is what is on the first bobbin on the Scholar. I am not sure what the fiber is; it is from my classes last summer. My goal to get comfortable with the new girl is to fill the bobbin, spin some white fiber I have and then ply them.

A crazy note - since my blood pressure is pharmaceutically controlled, I do monitor it from time to time. Two days ago, after 1/2 hour of spinning I checked and it was lower than it has been ever since I can remember. Hmmm - does spinning lower blood pressure?!

We are going to plant this little tomato plant tonight and see what happens. I would love to have fresh veggies and herbs..... this will be the first sojourn into plants to bear food.

Have a beautiful weekend and Happy Memorial Day!


twig said...

Your spinning is coming along well. I hope that my blood pressure doesn't spike when I learn.

Have fun with the gardening. I always enjoyed having a vegetable garden. Unfortunately where we live now is so tree-laden that there isn't any part of our property that gets direct sunlight for more than 2 hours.

Panhandle Jane said...

It looks like you and your new wheel are doing a great job. You've inspired me to keep an eye out for a scholar. I'm still now sure that I will ever need a folding wheel, but who knows what retirement will bring?

Good luck with your tomatoes--mine are finally blooming.

Meredith said...

Pretty cool that spinning lowers your blood pressure! And good luck with the tomatoes. The issue that we've had with them is that the birds always seem to get to them before we do.

zippiknits said...

Beautiful spinnings!. Spinning is good therapy! Once things settle around here, I'm going to start spinning again. Blood pressure.. it must be that peaceful rhythm that spinning sets up in a mind, and the hum of the wheel.

Love your sweet tomato plant picture, and the pictures of the happy little scholar wheel who found a good home.

Music, gardening, fruits and flowers, and fibers. Indeed, a good and peaceful life.