Thursday, September 4, 2008

Spinning and Birthday Celebration!!!

I'm attending my spinning group tonight. Look what I received for my birthday (August 22) from my daughters....a bag to carry my wheel. I was traveling to Rhode Island to celebrate my birthday with my daughters. My daughter , Amy, kept asking me if I thought I would arrive in time to visit her LYS. I assured her I would not spend too much time at Webs (is that possible?) and would have a nice lunch (and it was fantastic). I would arrive by 3:00 for the weekend.

Amy asked if I thought I could climb three flights of stairs with my bad leg as there is no elevator at this yarn shop. A yarn, I would crawl up those stairs if I had to. Not a pretty site so I walked up.
The reason for the visit to the LYS was to buy me the bag. They are very, very expensive and I certainly did not expect it. I was absolutely delighted. Lucky me!!!
Like mother, like daugther! We both have Lendrums!
One of Amy's angora rabbits that is helping feed our fiber addiction. This little critter loves to be brushed.

Here I am enjoying lobster (a birthday treat to go with the homemade pecan pie and carrot birthday cake) with my oldest granchild, Joe. He has his mother's genes. Neither like lobster so they had salmon. Jakob, now 20 months old, enjoying his first lobster with my daughter, Emily!
Nick, Joe's brother and age 11, loves lobster!!! I'd say we had a feast!!!

This weekend is the Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival. I am so excited to attend again this year. I'll post pics when, well when I get my spinning craving over with! Oh, yes...........Brian, a longtime blogging friend, is coming to visit and attend the show as well.

Happy Knitting!


  1. What a nice birthday present. And wow, check out those lobsters. :) I never would have touched them before I had met my husband. He introduced me to it. And I now love it. :)

  2. It looks like you had an awesome birthday with your family (and they are great looking children and grandchildre)!!!! You have your children trained right :P. Love your spinning wheel it is a great looking wheel and the case is perfect! I'm jealous but, you have fun at the Vermont Sheep and Wool festival :). By the way, love the bunny, he's such a cutie!

  3. Beautiful Family, and Happy Birthday

  4. what fun! happy birthday!
    a bunch of us from Vermont Knitters group are meeting at 11 on saturday by the Mountain Fiber Folk in the Ware building! hope to see you...

  5. Happy Birthday -- you are truly blessed to have such a wonderful family. Many happy returns Joansie!

  6. What a lovely birthday celebration - and what a lovely family! I'm so glad you had such a wonderful time.

  7. Boy, are you making me miss New Hampshire. Lobsters! I think we bought them twice here ever--and the first time, we let the kids race theirs before we cooked them. One of them wouldn't eat hers then or any ever again afterwards.

    (Darn, we had to eat extra lobster that day. I've promised her now that she's an adult that we really weren't trying to set her up for that.)

    Anyway. Cute grandsons and good lucking children all around! Congratulations on the bag and what a nice thing for them all to have done!

  8. Wonderful gift! Glad you had such a good time.

    Have a great week, and welcome home.


  9. Congratulations on such a fantastic day with such a wonderful present.

    Now you can take your wheel everywhere!

    A belated Happy Birthday.

  10. Oh Joansie,I love your bag! What a great week-end you had! We have our big fiber fest coming up in 2 weeks.I can't wait.I'm anxious to get some spinning done.I've got lot's of fiber bought,but this is the fest I buy alot, so I have plenty to work with all winter.
    Happy spinning!

  11. It looks like you had a wonderful birthday! I forgot you had the same birthday as my son... we also spent the weekend in RI to celebrate with the grandparents... and we had carrot cupcakes!