Friday, June 1, 2012

Spinning For Your Life

This week I received a huge honor from Natalie of NamasteFarms

She asked if I would do an interview about

I typically do not share a lot of personal information online
so I was a little nervous to do a live recorded show
because certainly I would say something terribly stupid!

But in the end it was a lot of fun and was 
just like hanging out with friends!

If you would like to listen to the show you can listen online 
or you can download it to your computer.

I'd like to give a great big THANK YOU to Natalie and Kimberly
for having me on the show and loving my sweater so much!

If you listen to the show, 
you will understand the double meaning of
the title of today's blog post.

I actually started this post a few weeks ago
and then life got in the way. 
At that time, I decided to call it "Spinning for Your Life"
as a play on words for The Hunger Games!

After the show was over, I realized that this title
goes a little deeper and very often
we are in fact, spinning for our lives.

Here you can see pictures of my new Spindle Quiver by Tom Bihn.
Ok, really it was designed to be a tripod bag but
CLEARLY it was meant to carry spindles!

I notified Tom Bihn when I placed my order
that there were many of us out here who
would love to have one of these for our spindles.
So they are in the process of developing a modified version
of this bag just for us spinners!!!!! 
I'll post updates once they are available!
So naturally, I then needed an arrow for my quiver!
I posed the question to Chris with Bristlecone's
"Do you think you could make a spindle that looks like an arrow?"
He and and his wife: 
did an AMAZING job with this one. 
Ok, they do an amazing job with all of their spindles
but this one was just BRILLIANT!

The Fletching is a cap that protects the point of the spindle!
Chris does the Glasswork and the wood turning
and Mizpah does the pyrography. 

I almost have a quiver full of Bristlecone spindles
but I think there is room in there for a few more!!!!
Chris was able to make the focal look like
it has flames licking up the sides!

This is another of my stunning custom spindles from Bristlecone
A white clover on Ebony! 
Simply stunning, and the pictures do not do it justice!

Coming Soon:
All my Favorite Things!

I have so many products that I think they are the best of the best,
I think it's time to tell you all about them!