I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! We had our Christmas early because Hubby had to go back to China which was OK because we were thinking he wouldn't get to come home at all! That is how we have always done,we celebrate each holiday when we are together, not necessarily by the date is falls on.
So ....being the day after Christmas and all I am sure everyone is showing what goodies they got ! My good friend Texan sent me some cast iron I needed for my collection! I am a cast iron junkie and I have enough to sink a ship! Cast iron, to me, is just one of those things you can never have enough of! She sent me this cornbread pan I had been wanting...
and this cute little pan of heats too!
Texan also sent me, even though she said it wasn't a Christmas present but a just because present, two customized baby goat coats with Laughing Duck farm embroidered on the back! Now, just how cool is that! If you would like one of these super little goat coats for your winter born kids she is taking orders and can make you one right up! This particular one is modeled on a stuffed possum because well ...
I don't have any new born kids and Dolly Doodle has grown too big for it! I tried to shove her in it,honestly I did but it was no use,she has just grown too much!
The Boy, who also knows of his mothers cast iron obsession got me this nifty combo..
a pot with a lit that doubles as a skillet! A very handy piece of cookware! The Boy informed me he was all for me getting gifts that enable me to cook more food for him! Then he said,"Mom, you just don't realize how hungry I am these days." The Boy is growing like a weed I tell you what! He is a full head taller than me...it seem strange to hug my "baby" and his chin rest on the top of my head and he is only 13! We may have to cut the door frames out just so he can walk through the house by the time he is grown! I won't even go in to the size of his shoes...but I will say if he were to walk barefoot in the woods the big foot hunters would be all over the place!
Hubby got me this box of wool..
You may be thinking that is a peculiar gift! It is not so puzzling if you see what is goes with!
My very own spinning wheel !
I have dreamed for years of learning to spin! I know,I know I have read it is not an easy skill to learn but I am so excited to start trying! My first attempts are not too bad..
I have done some more since this picture that looks even better, though still not professional looking yet...let's just say it a rustic yarn with a lot of character! I will work at it a while and tell myself I am done for the day but I will find myself right back at my wheel spinning some more. Have you ever started something and just felt right...like this is a thing you were meant to do? That is how I feel about spinning...sigh...
This is only the beginning of the story! I am going to leave you with a cliff hanger because tomorrow something else is happening to continue my fiber dreams! Tomorrow or Tuesday I will let you all know ,if it works out of course, what is going on! So until then I hope everyone is enjoying their after Christmas bliss of family,new toys and delicious leftovers!