A resurrection.

Family friends recently got back from an overseas holiday- 5 family members, a country each, an amazing adventure! It will take a long time for all the stories to come out- I suspect they never all will!

Jo had a gathering at her place last night for an unveiling of two goodies.

In her country of choice, Mongolia, they went on a yak trek, slept in yurts, ate the local food- the whole shebang. In the national department store, antique section, Jo found an amazing tin box full of all sorts of goodies, old knives, needles, awls, and a drop spindle, some camel fibre and a peice of camel fibre rope. It was eeire watching it all being unpacked and thinking about the people who had used the tools to make a home and maybe a living for themselves.

The second unveiling was more of a resurrection- a wheel raising! 2 years ago when Jo and Steve were in the States Jo tried out a whole range of wheels and found this Lendrum to be her dream wheel. They didn’t have any in stock, so it was ordered in, and has been sitting waiting for her ever since! (I think the particular store she bought it from only gets 12 a year!) Jo put it all together (unfolded it and screwed a few bits in) and got spinning. We were all (the two other fibrerheads anyway) itching for a turn and it was the smoothest ride ever! An absolutely beautiful wheel, and my next wheel will definately be a double treadle, it was so such a soothing rocking motion to spin with.

So when (and note, I don’t say if) we come to the states, you can be assured I will be setting aside a whole day to check out the merchandise!

On another, more food related, note, I made some yummy cupcakes to take- Lemon cupcake, with a lemon honey filling and lemon icing. Trust me when I say they were really good. I’ve been thinking about Tasha’s idea in the comments to have a bake-along, and have been thinking of setting it up on wordpress. Any interested parties? At the moment my vision is to have several pages with different genres- cakes, biscuits, slices, jams and jellies etc. When posting a recipie (in it’s correct page) it would be given the catergory of it’s recipe name. Other people who make the recipie can then post in the same catergory under it. Would be good to see changes other people make and how the recipe evolves. I think it would be fun to try out other peoples favourite recipe’s and hear the stories that go with them- who they got them from, occasions they make them for. Just wondering if there would be any interest out there for people to join in with this??


2 Responses to “A resurrection.”

  1. 1 nuttnbunny October 20, 2007 at 8:42 am

    Well you KNOW I’m in 🙂

    I’m itching to try some different wheels too. WHEN you visit we’ll make it a party.

  2. 2 brent October 25, 2007 at 7:14 pm

    i think a bake a long sounds fun count me in. not sure of the logistics.

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