I went to an antique mall yesterday just to browse and walk around a bit. What do you think I found there?
Anyway, it reminds me of this post and the value of age. I'd love to clean this old girl up and getting her spinning again. She is missing some parts and with the price tag, there is just no way. I could snag myself two or three antique wheels for that price.
I hope everyone is ready for what ever celebrations you might have this time of year, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice and New Years. This is a tricky time of year for me.
I miss my father a lot. I've been watching old family home movies and trying to honor in my own way those that are no longer here. When I was little our house would be full of family. There were parties, family dinners and our traditional Christmas Eve family gift opening. Now it is just Mister and I for the most part and it seems too quiet.
I was talking with a friend the other day who gave me a lovely bit of insight on my family heritage. My mother's side is Swedish and Finnish. I don't have many surviving traditions that have been passed down from either side. I learned that on Christmas Eve, Finnish tradition is to leave candles on the graves of those that have passed and to remember them. Perhaps that is what I'll do.
I hope everyone has a lovely weekend and that you are warm and spending time with loved ones.
I'm getting ready to head out for Knit Night. I've been baking cookies to bring for my tribe.