Monday, April 14, 2008

Crummy Cotton and Catching up

Business first~
I am catching up! only running a week behind now, was so excited to "almost" have a post ready for this weekend saying that I was completely caught up! Then two things happened, we had an amazing local flood on friday (6 inches in 1 hour) the creek got out and destroyed a section of fence, driveway, etc, So had to stop everything and clean out the culvert.
Then my laptop adaptor jack quite working. I had to stop everything again and scramble to get the business data and your orders backed up to a desktop computer before the battery died, rats! foiled again. I am learning about laptops, they are kindly fragile.

cottonseed
Now on to spinning, the fun stuff.
I finished that lovely pill bottle cotton and wound it off on a piece of perforated pvc (say that fast three times) the better to dye the singles with my dear.
But when I dug around in my other pill bottle cotton, it was crummier than I remember, not nice like this last little bit, which is probably why it was sitting around in a basket un-spun.
So...what does a southern farm girl do? she declares in her Scarlet O'Hara style that "why, I shall just grow my own!"

brown cottongreencotton

2 comments:

  1. So sorry to hear about the scramble and the creek - but my spindolyn made it to Port Townsend, WA, and has been amusing my family ever since.

    Have you any idea how hard it is to get a smoothly spinning "toy" from the hands of engineer-minded kids?

    I look forward to getting a turn sometime, real soon now ::grin::

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  2. Cool! glad your kids are enjoying themselves..we all really should just play more....(gee, I should take my own advice)

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