Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Summer Went By In The Blink Of An Eye

...and before I knew it, it was gone.

When last I posted here, I was gearing up for the Tour de Fleece and very excited about the prospects of challenging myself to spin, spin, spin a LOT of yarn.

Yeah, not so much.

You see, my daughter was diagnosed with a very large ovarian cyst (the size of a grapefruit) and she needed open surgery to remove it and determine whether it was benign or... well, you know. So we had the surgery, the biopsy (benign!! Hooray!!!), and the convalescence (made much more difficult by complications.)

So I set my spinning plans aside, and went through all the necessary motions to get her healthy again. She's doing well - back at work and feeling much better - though she will now be dealing with PCOS and the lifestyle changes necessary with that.

And here we are at the end of the summer, with precious little yarn spun and few plans/dreams realized.

BUT! Today is a new day. I'm ready to sink my teeth into some new projects. I have some spinning and some weaving to show you, and I've acquired some wonderful new tools since last we chatted. So here's a shot of my newest baby, the gift of a precious dear friend:

She's a Schacht-Reeves 24" double treadle saxony, in ash, with right flyer. Heaven, I tell you.