Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Learning to Spin

I told you earlier today about Megan coming over to teach me to spin. Okay, so I thought I would get this really easy and it would be a breeze. Megan told me it was sort of like trying to pat your head and rub your tummy. But I am here to tell you that it is a whole lot like that. I would forget to do the treadle, and then I would forget which way I had the wheel going and start it the other way and then my fiber would all unwind.

At one point I had nothing but knots and big lumps. Megan was so patient and she would take it out of my hands which were all thumbs by the way and she would straighten it out and show me again and again. I couldn't remember where or how to start the fiber and she would show me how to just let it slide between my hands.To me it felt like trying to make a rope out of spider web. I felt as clumsy as a bull in a china shop.

So I guess it will be awhile before I am spinning, but it was a good day anyway. I told her I was going to blog about it and I  twisted, asked her if I could. You know how gracious she always is to me. Always in my mind she is my Ruth and I am Naomi. She is that good. :)

The boys saw me taking pictures of their Mommy and wanted to be in it and she just looked so cute sitting there spinning I just had to keep taking pictures. The boys were really cute too.

Then I managed to corral them all and get a picture without them being just blurs.

And then of course, I have to show you a picture of Mr. Adorable. He is such a perfect baby. He never fusses and he is so mellow and just puts up with everyone giving him kisses and pats on the head.

I found her pictures of her husband, my oldest son who looked just like this when he was a baby. I stare at him and it is my son, 25 years ago. :)

Gosh I don't know what is happening to me, I am going to have to change this blog name to Kim's brag Page. I feel like that is all I have done all week. I will get a grip soon, I promise.

Have a wonderful Thursday!



Miss Debbie said...

If I know you, you will be spinning in no time! Your grands are's okay to brag about them!!!

Kim said...

Well, you have alot to brag about. Such a sweet family. Learning to spin would be so much fun. You can learn to make slubby yarn. Lumpy is kind of good for hooking!

Beth said...

Brag away as you have many things to brag about. I love reading your posts. They make me feel good.

Meg said...

LOL! Oh gosh I wish you had told me I looked like Brunhilda. I would have fixed my hair.

You did so well today! Much better than I did starting out (there umm... were tears and hissy fits involved when I tried the first few times). You'll pick it up in no time and you'll be out spinning me. ;)

I have those pictures next to me on the desk and I still can't get over it. It's so weird seeing my little man and then seeing he looks just like his daddy.

TexWisGirl said...

those boys are adorable! what a sweet and patient teacher you have! you'll get it if you want it bad enough! i know you will. :)

Sarah said...

Found your blog through a rabbit trail on "Through a Glass Darkly" blog. So fun....I, too am learning to spin this summer! I finally just told myself to keep my right hand still (kept repeating that over and over in my head) while the left hand did the moving.

Patrice said...

Hey, Friend! We're having a party on my blog. I was really hoping you'd be there. It will be going on all week. Join in the giveaways too. I miss you!

Great pictures! That baby is SO cute. My daughter always wanted to learn to spin. You're fortunate that you have someone who can teach you.

I hope to hear from you soon.

Rugs and Pugs said...

What fun!
Your peaches look so good. Cobbler. YUMMO!
Hugs :)

Debbie said...

oooohhhhh kim, you are so ambitious!!

Kerin said...

You have such sweet, and adorable grands!
Not bragging.. it fact!!

How great that you are learning to spin.

I have 2 spinning wheels. Both were made by my Dad.
They are treasures indeed, as he passed away about 10 years ago.

I used to be good at spinning.... like bike riding, once you get the hang of it, it comes pretty easily.

Keep practicing :)

Smiles :)

annie said...

beautiful children!!
you will get it, press on!

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing this blessing! loves

Kessie said...

Looks like such fun! Look at those boys, such camera hounds. You'll get the spinning if you just keep at it! Then you can make your own colors.

Christine said...

I hope you have another try real soon though it does seem tricky to learn!
I love the boys and the baby is such a darling!

Debbie said...

Good morning! The spinning would be soo fun. I had a "Little Red Spinning Wheel" when I was young...I LOVED it. Are you too young to remember those? haha....Brag away on those grands is my theory. Yours are just adorable. I think God intended bragging to go with the job description of grandma's. ; ) Have a wonderful day.

moosecraft said...

Brag all ya' want! You've got a great family!

myletterstoemily said...

how many women have daughters in law who
know how to spin? and not that silly bicycle

Will and Tracy said...

I crave the news and photos since I am so far away so brag brag brag. Its so cool that you get to cross off another summer task. I think your posts are always so great. Mr Adorable is SO cute. I need to put all the baby pica of your kids in your box that is waiting so that you can give them to all of the "kids"

Will and Tracy said...

Can you email your recipe and instructions for zucchini relish please? I love you. said...

Well I haven't been able to get on line all week and not sure this will go through. Oh my how much fun...I wished you had of been with me this last weekend, we saw spinning and weaving and I didn't take pictures, but you would have loved it.

Oh brag...please do, you have the right to
Now maybe I can catch up if my computer holds out

Julia said...

Kim, I have no doubt that your sweet daughter in law will teach you to spin and you'll be able to do it without looking and just by feel.
Patience is the mark of a great teacher.

My daughter Jackie is a spinner and dyes and sell her own yarn but I have no desire at the moment to learn to spin, maybe some day when I am less busy. My granddaughter took to spinning like a fish to water.

See, I brag too so go ahead and brag all you want. I love reading about and seeing your lovely family.

Hugs, JB

Anonymous said...

How wonderful! I love your posts!