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I am waiting rather impatiently for someone to get back to me about selling me a spinning wheel. They were supposedly available yesterday but didn’t return my call… argh…

So I am having a cuppa to try and be patient, along with some oatmeal for breakfast. Cream and sugar, but not frothed, as I did not leave room in the cup.

The citrus is really coming to the forefront this morning. My tastebuds don’t generally pick out bergamot separately from everything else, but it’s coming through this morning. Tasty.

I can’t wait to get a spinning wheel. Tea and spinning go so well together. I already spin on drop spindles, and it’s lovely. But the addition of treadling while spinning will definitely be meditative. And hopefully good for the muscles in my legs. :D

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Hesper June

I have a spinning wheel, and have always wanted to learn to spin.
But there is a part missing off of mine and I have no clue how to get a replacement…so there it sits:(

Skulleigh

Do you know what kind it is? I have been researching wheels and I might be able to point you in the right direction. If it’s an old handmade antique you would have to probably commission a woodworker if you need a new fly or bobbins. What part is missing?

Hesper June

You know, its been in storage the past year…I am not even sure I can remember.
I do remember contacting the company and they gave me a number to someone else who gave me a number who gave me a number to the company.
It is not a antique,but I was thinking the same thing about how it would just be easier to have it made!

Skulleigh

If you remember what the part is called and the company that made it, I can check some of the sites I have been looking at to see if they sell the parts. I’m looking at an Ashford wheel, which parts are readily available for, which is very nice.

BlueKittyMeow

Oooh, I only have my old ashford traditional, so I’m no hope for you, but I saw your post and had to comment :) That’s so exciting, getting a spinning wheel! (I still actually really like the tactile feedback of my drop spindles even though I mostly wheel spin now). I hope you end up getting one. Are you on Ravelry?

Skulleigh

Yes, I’m on Rav – I’m Sanguine there. I’ve been mainly lurking the last few months because I go into hibernation mode in the summer – it’s too hot to even look at wool in Texas in the summer!

BlueKittyMeow

Your spinning is very pretty (and so is your Turkish Spindle! Jealous here). I just friended you there. I usually spin every day, but I haven’t touched my fibers to knit or spin in weeks. (And yet, it’s still not too hot for tea!)

Skulleigh

Thank you! So are yours! And I love the names you come up with for them :D The Embroidered Bell Bottoms one is particularly awesome!

I think the heat is more a mental thing than it being actually too hot to spin. It’s no worse than any other activity, but seems like it should be worse. In the height of summer, it’s usually too hot to even want to breathe.

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Hesper June

I have a spinning wheel, and have always wanted to learn to spin.
But there is a part missing off of mine and I have no clue how to get a replacement…so there it sits:(

Skulleigh

Do you know what kind it is? I have been researching wheels and I might be able to point you in the right direction. If it’s an old handmade antique you would have to probably commission a woodworker if you need a new fly or bobbins. What part is missing?

Hesper June

You know, its been in storage the past year…I am not even sure I can remember.
I do remember contacting the company and they gave me a number to someone else who gave me a number who gave me a number to the company.
It is not a antique,but I was thinking the same thing about how it would just be easier to have it made!

Skulleigh

If you remember what the part is called and the company that made it, I can check some of the sites I have been looking at to see if they sell the parts. I’m looking at an Ashford wheel, which parts are readily available for, which is very nice.

BlueKittyMeow

Oooh, I only have my old ashford traditional, so I’m no hope for you, but I saw your post and had to comment :) That’s so exciting, getting a spinning wheel! (I still actually really like the tactile feedback of my drop spindles even though I mostly wheel spin now). I hope you end up getting one. Are you on Ravelry?

Skulleigh

Yes, I’m on Rav – I’m Sanguine there. I’ve been mainly lurking the last few months because I go into hibernation mode in the summer – it’s too hot to even look at wool in Texas in the summer!

BlueKittyMeow

Your spinning is very pretty (and so is your Turkish Spindle! Jealous here). I just friended you there. I usually spin every day, but I haven’t touched my fibers to knit or spin in weeks. (And yet, it’s still not too hot for tea!)

Skulleigh

Thank you! So are yours! And I love the names you come up with for them :D The Embroidered Bell Bottoms one is particularly awesome!

I think the heat is more a mental thing than it being actually too hot to spin. It’s no worse than any other activity, but seems like it should be worse. In the height of summer, it’s usually too hot to even want to breathe.

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When I was a very young child, I swallowed an ice cube whole. It got stuck in my throat, and my mother had me drink hot tea to melt it away. That started a love affair with tea that has never abated.

I dabbled with Celestial Seasonings and other grocery store teabags for awhile, in my young and foolish days. But a few years ago, my husband got me a tea of the month subscription from Adagio, and I found that there was a whole other world of tea out there that I had never experienced.

I love drinking tea, and I love the personal ceremony of making a glass or pot of tea for myself. It’s like a meditation.

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