Today was exactly like a day in October for Northern Illinois. I had a half day off and did some stitching on the Bucilla Alphabet quilt, while sipping a cup of hot chocolate! Is it really August? I am not going to lie... I do not miss the heat!
Mr. Hollow and I just got back from vacation. Yep, that's right. Another 127 Yard Sale wrapped up! :) It was a lot of fun, but I will share that in a later post-- I promise. ;) But first, I wanted to share my birthday present.
There is nothing like the excitement of opening up a box. Even when you know what is in it!!
And here is my first glimpse of my present... a Baby Brother Drum Carder. It is my answer to processing all of my clean wool fleeces into roving. :)
This particular model is the Baby Brother. After looking at all of their manual machines (www.brotherdrumcarder.com), I thought that this size should fit my current needs. Although, the thought of making some larger batting for quilts is very tempting in the future. ;)
I will share my attempts at learning to use the Baby Brother in future posts. Once I have some carded wool, I would like to take a try my hand at needle felting and spinning. But for right now, the beautiful weather outside is calling to me. I had better start washing the rest of the fleeces, before it gets to cold outside! ;)