Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Thunder, Midsummer & A Lovely Surprise!

On Monday, the sky darkened, so we settled down to watch a movie. Not any old movie, but William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. We have read this play many times in story form, but have not seen it performed, so I wondered how the children would receive it.
They loved it! It really is such a magical story, & they were enchanted.
Part way through the film, we saw a flash of lightening, so we paused the film to watch the theatre in the heavens! It was glorious & down came the heavy rains...
Pressed up against the windows, E shouted, "the parcel man is here!" & indeed the parcel force guy came down the path, carrying E's long awaited spindle!
My dear friend, Tari, who lives in the US, had, a week ago, sent a spindle for E. We quickly grabbed some scissors & tore into the box:

Do you see how choc full it is???
The observant amongst you will note 1) the spindle is already missing! LOL! & 2) that sweet little Rosie foot in the corner :)
My very kind friend sent us a new spindle for E, a book of bird stickers, (snapped up straight away by Miss R, & immediately added to her scrapbook.) Spin off magazine, which I have read cover to cover several times, now! Three skiens of her own plant-dyed yarn, 100g of her own BFL fibre, The most amazing Laceweight (cant wait to knit this!) some beautifuly soft suri alpaca, & some hand dyed, hand made felt. Wow! what a treat for us! E decided that she would like me to make her a new knitting bad from the felt.

I transferred all of E's previous spinning from my spindle to her own new one & away she went:

Here she is spinning & back to watching A Midsummer Night's Dream:

The girls went away on tuesday with their grandparents for two days, so I set about crafting a new knitting bag. Here it is, the second photo is blurred, but you get the idea of the lovely cherry lining:

Thank you again, Tari!

1 comment:

Jeanne said...

What a beautiful friend you have. It would have been incredibly exciting to open that box!!

I'm intrigued by the spindle...