Fooled you with that title, didn't I? Trust me, if you read to the end, you will understand the picture......
My trip was truly a Magical Tour....not really a mystery, but truly magical.
Do you remember the post I did a while back about the Sisterhood of Bees? Go back and read it........go ahead, I will wait.
Our trip......was a Sisterhood of Bees kind of trip. As much as we love the men in our lives, there is something so special and bonding when women who really appreciate each other get together........magical!
The picture to the right is my birthday gift from Margene........
Inside the great little collapsible bag were some beautiful oriental magnets, fabulous ginger embroidery scissors, a note pad and best of all this beautiful yarn from Claudia. Interestingly enough, Carole (Happy Birthday!!!) was knitting with the same yarn and I was appropriately drooling over it...that grrl sure knows how to gift!
....and a little Noro for one of those patterns....(I'll get you my pretty....)
Some beautiful Merino/tussah roving from Chasing Rainbows Dyeworks..
....and this stunning spalted maple spindle from Greensleeves. It looks like a beautiful giant mushroom when it is spinning...I LOVE it!
Let me tell you about the teasing I took when I was spotted purchasing a spindle......hmmppf! It is no secret that I would rather spin on a wheel, but nothing...well almost nothing... makes my heart beat faster than a spindle made from beautiful wood. This spindle is one of the prettiest that I now own........so beautiful! Just to prove that I can stay dedicated to a spindle, I purchased some gorgeous fiber, which will surely keep my attention.........and even if it doesn't, I will stay true to the spindle just to prove that I can do it....
So........I bet about now, you are thinking......what the heck does the basket of garden goodness and yarn have to do with this post.
Move in a little closer, as I haven't told too many people......I am still afraid to breath it yet for fear that it will disappear..."poof".
This weekend, I received a phone call from my ever patient husband, telling me that a man called regarding a spinning wheel. My heart leaped as I quietly asked...."Was his name Norm?"........... Yes, was his answer. There are a few out there who know that I have waited 7 long years for this phone call and may have heard my hearty WHOO HOO....and even if the entire world didn't hear me, the Utah grrls surely did!
The best part is, my wheel may be ready for me to pick up in Rhinebeck. As a tribute to my very magical tour in Utah, I am going to work on a limited edition Utah inspired sock yarn collection to help raise money for this unexpected treasure. The yarns in the basket are my first samples. When I finish up with the fair, I will start working on the Utah yarns, which will be done in some sort of merino. I can barely wait, as while it may be hard for me to put into words what my trip to Utah meant to me, I know I can show you in color!
If you have stayed with me this long, as my post is a bit long winded, I have a special treat for you. When I was looking up lyrics for Magical Mystery Tour, I came across this video (has nothing to do with MMT...). Go take a look here for surely it will make you smile and maybe even swoon a bit.
Have a great weekend!!!!!