A new contest!
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I promised a new contest so here it is. It isn't the contest I had originally planned, but we'll do that one later this week.
I picked up my Connecticut chair wheel from Cate
late this afternoon. Mamacate
was kind enough to bring her all the way home from SPA, where Dave from the Merlin Tree
had brought her to surprise me, not knowing that I wouldn't be there. But I'm surprised enough! She looked like this
when I purchased her in September of '04 and now she looks like this:
Isn't she pretty?
Now, all she needs is a name. That is where you come in! From now until Wednesday, I would like for you to post your name suggestions. Out of the ones that I think suit her, I'll pick one and that person will win a prize from the fiber stash. If you're a knitter, I'll send you yarn, if you're a spinner, I'll send you some roving. And if you don't do either of those things, I have other cool stuff that I can send out. :)
Now, I have other things to share with you all.
Today we took a trip out to Old Sturbridge Village. This is an awesome place for people of ANY age to visit. I've been here several times, as has my husband, but my kids haven't. And they loved it (keep in mind that they are 4 and 7, so like I said, it's for people of any age). Our first stop was at the Rural Industries building, where both boys made a tin candleholders. Next we toured the Firearms and Textile building. While the guys checked out the firearms, I headed straight for the textiles. There, I found these:
I guess I was surprised because I have two wheels that are almost identical. I was also able to view 25 samplers from the 'Busy Hands and Useful Hours': Samplers and Embroidered Textiles display which was excellent! This display runs for most of the year, but don't miss it; it is well worth the trip and admission cost.
Next on our tour, we headed to the Salem Towne House where they had some sheep.
And the Salem Towne House
After that we were on to the Bullard Tavern where we had a light lunch. Then we headed over to the Fenno House, where they keep some livestock from the Heritage Breeds Conservancy, a very worthy organization. Here are a couple pictures of the sheep (look at all that lovely wool!) and a cow. Doesn't it's fur look spinnable?
We left OSV, went to Country Curtains, Crabtree and Evelyn, and then to an overpriced antique store nearby (really people, if you want antiques, do not shop at the ones in touristy areas).
We had a great day, and I have other pictures to share, but I'll share them one by one over the next few days.
So, remember to post your choice of name for my Connecticut Chair wheel in the comments section and we'll go from there!
Good luck! :)
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