Monday, January 18, 2010

#18 of 365 - My New Toy

A part of the Ren Scots tradition includes a Chinese Gift Exchange. Often there are hard fought battles in order to try and get the gift you most would like to have. I got lucky. This is the gift that I got and was able to hold onto as the only other likely suspect to snag it was unable to make it to the party. It is a hand-made and hand-painted drop spindle made by our Darla. I now have the start of a collection of spindles as I also have another one, made I believe, by Darla's husband, Mark, lang ago. It also came with some of the same fiber that I have for my other spindle. I might actually get some yardage then...

The DD and I went to see Sherlock Holmes again with her friend, Jess. We also saw it last week with my friend, Rebecca. We didn't mind seeing it again as we wanted to see more of the details that we missed the first time around. I still say the costuming was FABULOUS! Couldn't resist this photo op. Likely will not see the movie itself as remakes of Good British Movies are so few and far between, sadly.

4 comments:

Diana Troldahl said...

Ooohhhh that is a BEAUTIFUL piece of useable art!!!!!

DancesWithPitBulls said...

HAahahahaha Good thinking on the movie photo op...I will have to play with your spindles someday

Verification word=tingshe LOL!

Leslie said...

tingshe! LOL, good one!

Yes, you will...

Just couldn't resist the photo op...

Leslie said...

@Diana,

Yes it is and it spins like a champ.