She Came to Stay
November 09, 2009
Please allow me to introduce Corina. She came to stay awhile ago and, sadly, she has been ignored. She's been a part of my spinning dream for a couple of years and now she's here, living with me. I feel so fortunate to have this gorgeous wheel in my life.
She's a 40th Anniversary edition Cherry Matchless from Schacht and she can spin. Susan was here a couple of weeks ago to make sure Corina worked smoothly and was properly adjusted. However, it wasn't until yesterday morning I sat and gave her her due. We worked hard to get to know each other and at times the road was bumpy. It was love and perseverance that pulled us through, and after spinning an easy white merino for what seemed like a minute (and was actually over an hour), everything clicked.
It became clear to both of us that color would be better and I grab something nearby...a bump of Spinderella's Thrums in a wonderful purple.
Don't worry about Emmylou (my Lendrum). She's here, doing well, and she had a little attention this weekend, too. This first bobbin was spun over the last couple of weeks and we're well on our way with a second.
It's quite wonderful to have two beautiful grrls in my life.
Sweet! Love that cherry. You will soon love her smoothness and versatility.
Posted by: Laurie | November 09, 2009 at 04:26 AM
Oh, congratulations and wishes for a long and happy friendship together! I love my Matchless - we spend every evening together.
Posted by: DebbieB | November 09, 2009 at 04:54 AM
What a beautiful wheel! I'm just so jealous!
Posted by: Geri | November 09, 2009 at 05:01 AM
Congrats on your new beautiful wheel. And, the spinning looks wonderful. What a great way to spend a weekend!!!!!
Posted by: CindyCindy | November 09, 2009 at 05:18 AM
Beautiful. Wishing you many happy hours together.
Posted by: Marijke | November 09, 2009 at 05:26 AM
She's beautiful! Congratulations. One of her sisters is in my spinning dream. Hopefully someday. . .
Posted by: Kirsten | November 09, 2009 at 05:35 AM
What a terrific way to spend a weekend!
Posted by: jill | November 09, 2009 at 05:40 AM
Wow! Cool! What fun you'll have together!
Posted by: Suzy | November 09, 2009 at 05:54 AM
Oh, gorgeous colors!
Posted by: Chris | November 09, 2009 at 06:13 AM
Lovely! Congrats on your new addition!!
Posted by: Dianne | November 09, 2009 at 06:14 AM
Woo Hoo! Congratulations! How do you like her on Double Drive? I still have mine on Scotch Tension.
Posted by: Manise | November 09, 2009 at 06:15 AM
NICE! It's a beautiful wheel!
Posted by: Lisa | November 09, 2009 at 06:20 AM
You deserve something new and fun to play with. You've gone through a lot recently, so enjoy! The purple yarn is beautiful.
Posted by: Kim D. | November 09, 2009 at 06:47 AM
Such a pretty wheel. Enjoy!
Posted by: Wool Winder | November 09, 2009 at 06:52 AM
Lovely wheel and spinning!
Posted by: Renee | November 09, 2009 at 06:54 AM
Lynn's thrums always come in handy. I'm never without a bump.
Posted by: susan | November 09, 2009 at 07:16 AM
What a lovely wheel!
Posted by: Heather Joins The Round | November 09, 2009 at 07:18 AM
I've just started getting to know my girl as well. Beautiful fibers on your grrls!!
Posted by: Kim | November 09, 2009 at 07:28 AM
Enjoy! She's gorgeous!
Posted by: Kathy | November 09, 2009 at 07:44 AM
I had no idea! She's gorgeous and congratulations. I love my Matchless and honestly hardly spin on my other wheels at all these days. Enjoy!
P.S. I waved to you as we flew over Utah yesterday. Did you see me?
Posted by: Carole | November 09, 2009 at 08:13 AM
Love cherry - she's beautiful. Enjoy!
Posted by: Joy | November 09, 2009 at 08:32 AM
I actually got to meet Corina before you did during a little foray to Three Wishes. Tater even gave her a little love. She's gorgeous. Lucky you.
Posted by: Cayenne | November 09, 2009 at 08:40 AM
Corina is gorgeous. Congrats on the new wheel. May you spin well together for many years to come.
Posted by: Hillary | November 09, 2009 at 09:14 AM
She is beautiful! I know you will be making wonderful music/yarn together.
Posted by: TeresaC | November 09, 2009 at 09:15 AM
Wonderful to see you two together at last!
Posted by: Pat K | November 09, 2009 at 09:40 AM