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More SPA Shopping

Thanks to everyone for the excited well wishes on my new wheel. For those that have been asking, it’s a Rick Reeves. Not a Schacht-Reeves, but an actual Rick Reeves. I had seen this listed on the NETA Housecleaning pages but assumed it was already sold. Then on Saturday morning, Blogless Sharon came into the gallery and asked me if I had seen the wheel in the hallway. The one that was for sale. I said, nope. And she said, I think you ought to go take a look at this. I think it’s like the one you want. The one you tried out in Pennsylvania last November.

So, I went and looked and fell in love. I spun the stuff that was sitting by the wheel and then I went and got my own stuff to spin and that was that. Sold. Her name is Rosie and we’re going to have a very happy life together. If you want to see how totally excited I looked right after I bought her, take a look at this picture on Jackie’s blog. It captures the moment perfectly!

There was other stuff to buy at SPA, too. There was fiber. And roving. And more fiber. See?

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Grafton Fiber. Yummm.

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Indigo Moon. Llama Silk and Merino. And some Romney top that spins like a dream.

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Spunky Eclectic. How can you not buy roving that’s called “Chocolate Covered Cherries”?

While it may sound like I was all about the shopping at SPA, there was so much more to it than that. Come back tomorrow and I’ll tell you about the people at SPA because that’s what made it really, really special.

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  1. I succumbed to the Grafton fiber booth too. That stuff is so gorgeous!

    It was nice to get to meet you at SPA, I wish I’d been able to stay longer and hang out, but not this year. I’d never have recognized you though, you look so damn young. And you claim to be forty! Ha, good one!

  2. That looks like the same Grafton batt that I got, you however were smarter than I and got two batts. How I resisted Indigo Moon I don’t know… probably the lack of cash and not wanting to go out in the cold to the ATM (conveniently located next to the Doubletree)

  3. Ack! I totally forgot to email the picture to you last night! Didn’t even turn on the computer when I got home. Sorry. Tonight, I swear. 🙂

    Can’t wait to see how that Grafton spins up on your new wheel 😉

  4. You do know how to get a girl going, just when she was trying to be mature and sensible and count her blessings. It’s probably a good thing I wasn’t there, though, because I would have fought you for the Reeves. (If both survive the circular, combat will continue with the steel double-points.)

  5. I love the pic of you on Jackie’s blog – how happy!

    I think you should eat a box of chocolate covered cherries while spinning that roving!

  6. Good stuff. And that smile only begins to cover the happy face. I think I saw an inch of two of air under your feet while you were walking around later that day.

    But you’re right. It was all about the people.

  7. I can’t believe that I have never heard of SPA. I will be there next year after reading how much fun everyone had. Geeze, I gotta get out more.
    I love everything that you bought.

  8. Yep, that is a happy face. I am sure you and Rosie will be very happy together for many years. It soulds like a wonderful wheel! I never named my wheel. Maybe I’ll try to think of a name that fits her. 🙂

  9. Beautiful stuff! You are going to have so much fun spinning that up. The memories of where and how it was purchased gets mixed in with the roving as it is spun…it’s pretty cool.

  10. Oh, that all looks so lucious! No way you could have resisted … especially with a new wheel clamoring to be put to use.

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