Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Tuesday Treasure ~ Spinny Spinny Wheel!

Hello Everyone!  Oh what a wonderful morning here!  sun is shining and as I pegged the washing out bare footed the grass is lush, cold and wet with delicious rain from the past few days and dew!  I love to feel nature under my feet..  just not the slugs and snails, always a risk going out barefoot after the rain eek!

Well I am feeling slightly more relaxed at the moment... Jamie loved his first day at school yesterday and positively couldn't wait to go again today!

~sigh~  It's as if with the dark rain clouds my mood which has been slightly dark and stressed with impending assessments has cleared and I am feeling as bright as the blue sky this morning :)

Anyway.... whats my Tuesday Treasure?  well here she is....

She is an OLD Ashford traditional wheel, older than me!  I found her languishing in a junk shop with an almost lazy kate and niddy noddy for £25  yes £25! 

I ordered a maintenance kit and gave her a good oil and managed to spin on her.  She is a little sorry for herself and needs a bit of sanding and oiling to make her as beautiful as she could be, I have a few new parts for her too. She is going to be my summer project... something I can get stuck into in the garden while the children play and I am oh so looking forward to getting her looking lovely again.

Want to see lots more "Tuesday Treasures"?  head on over to the wonderful The House on the Hill  to see many more.

Have a wonderful day everyone!

T x


  1. She's fantastic. Obviously there is a secret language of spinning -almost lazy kate, niddy noddy. Fascinating. Thanks for playing along with Tuesday Treasures.

  2. Oh how beautiful , I love old spinning wheels , don't know how to spin but love them anyway!

  3. Spinning has been one of my dreams. Not only does it look relaxing (even tho I know you must pay attention) but the wheel is beautiful. I have never seen one for sale outside of a spinning club! What a find.

  4. I have one of those tucked away in storage. I made the mistake of learning to spin when my little boy was tiny, but mobile!! Needless to say it wasn't a success!! Must try again one day..Thanks for the memory..

  5. Hello,

    Wow you got a great bargain there. Good luck with fixing her up and spinning. Happy days.

  6. What a wonderful bargain and so great that you are going to use it.... every now and then we have craft exhibitions and the spinners come out.... I love to sit and watch but not game to try!!

  7. oh spinning is amazing it feels very theraputic... i was attracted by my mil's beautiful traditional wheel but when i got one of my own it was very plain and not attractive at all so this one will be my "pretty" wheel :)