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counting my blessings

October 12, 2015

I voted on Friday in the advance poll

only had to wait 2 hours!

not too big a price for Freedom and Democracy

P1070782a gift from the garden – and the silk worms

a retiring weaver’s books – several looking for new homes

P1070789and this interesting piece of equipment

P1070784a one-of-a-kind electric spinner

the attachment on the pipe is moved by hand to distribute the yarn on the bobbin

P1070785manually operated by the switch

P1070786it was built by the weaver’s engineer father in Holland approximately 50 years ago

I’ll have to find out if the letters on the frame are his initials

how to regulate the speed?

maybe the dial on the side of the box?

but it doesn’t seem to move, not even with a good squirt of WD40

it came with a box of very old, roughly carded wool

so I know it works

do i keep it?

how much stuff do I have space for?

counting my blessings on this Thanksgiving weekend

and hoping/praying for change!

15 Comments leave one →
  1. October 12, 2015 2:34 pm

    Me Too! Happy Thanksgiving.


  2. emilysuzanna permalink
    October 12, 2015 2:52 pm

    Beautiful colors! Happy Thanksgiving to you…


  3. October 12, 2015 6:17 pm

    Blessings for doing your civic duty. You are right, waiting is a small price to pay. Let’s hope change blossoms across the land!


    • October 12, 2015 8:26 pm

      Heather – hopefully all Canadians will see it as their duty – any change is better than what we have!


  4. Lis permalink
    October 13, 2015 2:27 am

    So many blessings. Good to count those rather than the other things.


    • October 13, 2015 8:01 am

      Lis – the ability to count ones’ blessings rather than dwell on the other stuff is a blessing in itself.


  5. Alana permalink
    October 13, 2015 5:30 am

    I too waited, only for about 30 or 40 minutes though. Fingers crossed for considerable change in government!

    Perhaps you could take the spinner to someone who could fix it? Looks like a real gem.


  6. October 15, 2015 1:40 am

    lush colors and an exciting piece of equipment


    • October 15, 2015 8:15 am

      Neki – the spinning machine is interesting, built long before anything commercially similar.


  7. October 15, 2015 7:58 am

    Happy belated Thanksgiving! I love the silk colors–so subtle and soft. I hope you got the government change you were hoping for!


    • October 15, 2015 8:13 am

      Kerry – the skeins are lined up on my coffee table so I can enjoy them for a little while – autumn colours. Final voting day is Mon. 19th.


  8. vdbolyard permalink
    October 15, 2015 3:40 pm

    those colors are beautiful and looking att hem i could only think that they were perfectly YOU.


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