Lucky Star

Have I ever mentioned how lucky I am? Truly, I am one lucky girl. Last week, Jillian was finishing a giant project and was ready for a break. “Threadbear?” I suggested. She jumped on the idea like a thirsty woman in the desert staggering toward an oasis and we set out on Friday for a jaunt to Lansing.

Last time we were there, they had a bunch of bags from Dancing Cat. They were lovely, but not quite what I was looking for. Rob suggested going to the website to pick out my favorite fabric and voila. . Is it not lovely? He ordered it for me and I’ve been waiting (not so patiently), but it was well worth the wait. I can’t fill it yet. Weird, I know, but I just want to look at it and touch it.

Also picked up this accessory bag. I wanted them to match in a complementary way. Dancing Cat has the most beautiful fabrics it’s hard to choose just one. Great textures, shiney bits…lots of fun to dig through the basket. I found no less than 3 accessory bags that I wanted and had to narrow it down to this one. Good choice, no?

We actually went to the store in order to sit with the spinners in the back. We did do some spinning, ate Chinese food, and met some terrific spinners (whose names have completely fallen out of my head). J shared her Japanese pattern books and we talked lace spinning and alpaca. Look what found its way into my new bag. It was a toss up between this jet black and some cool silvery/dark gray. I wanted both (of course I did – you would too), but opted for just one. How much more spinning fiber does one need? I ended up with bits of alpaca all over my pants, but it spins beautifully on my little Hatchtown spindle. I will definitely go back for more.

I ask again, Threadbear, spinning, new friends, Chinese food, new bag, 2 hour drive with a cool pal, am I lucky or what?

Let’s Start with This

They’re still the leaders of the long blue train. Go Lance!!

More eye candy…what could this be? Cashmere from School Products, of course. Courtesy of my friend Jillian who just came back from a jaunt in New York. Does the woman know me or what? All that cashmerey goodness with an orange kicker. It’s a boucle and it’s lovely and soft. I can’t decide whether to knit with it or just pet it forever.

And speaking of pets, a little sympathy here. This is Hub’s dog. She’s a Brittany Spaniel and quite the little bird dog. Anyway, he took her for a ride in his monster ATV and she got bored. What’s a little dog to do? She jumped off…while he was moving. She limped around for a couple of days and when he took her to the vet they discovered a toe so broken that they took it off. Now she just looks pathetic all day. I had to remind her that she’s not 20 anymore, but I don’t think she believes it.

It’s happening

What’s that curse about living in interesting times? We’ve got a Supreme Court Justice retiring. Do I need to tell you how important it is for us to make sure our reproductive rights continue? My daughter is 10 – do I ever want her to have to make this choice? No. Do I want the choice available to her, just in case? Absolutely.

I’ve thrown money at these 2 organizations:

Planned Parenthood

and

NARAL

Please donate if you’re so inclined.