Monday, February 27, 2006

I Finished my Story, and I Opened the Boxes: A Contest

Sadly, though, my camera batteries died. I considered, for a brief moment, that I should let the batteries charge overnight and open the boxes in the morning when I would be able to photograph the big event moment by moment. But haven't I been patient enough, waiting for hours after I arrived home to tear into the boxes? Of course I have.

So now Miss Lendrum is put together. I practiced treadling, and I'm about to find some roving to start spinning. That shouldn't be a problem, as you know if you've looked inside my office closet.

My car's name is Clarke Sable. My sewing machine's name is Sally. My computer is Phineas (I know, no alliteration there, but I can't ever give that name to a child or pet...the computer won't complain, at least). What should I name Miss L.? Make your suggestions, and I'll send a skein of a festive, fun yarn purchased at Flying Fingers in Irvington, New York, to the winner.

By the way, this is my 99th post. Next post WBNM turns 100. And that post will have a big announcement.

Don't forget, bring out your Lenten projects tomorrow. I'll be bringing my St. F's Vest of Many Colors to share with my SnB. If you hear some crazy cackling around 7 p.m. Central time tomorrow, you'll know what it is. 'Cause there's a good reason this vest is unfinished. Really.

I'm going to go charge those camera batteries now.


Ramona said...

Charlotte-for Charlotte's Web. She was a great spinner.

Cari said...

Good suggestion, Ramona! (I love Clarke Sable, by the way. My car's name is Stella, which I like to shout like Marlon Brando when I can't find her in parking lots.) I say Wanda. You can say it all New York until it sounds like "wonder."

Beverly said...

I have a pet spider above my shower (well, I'm calling her a pet b/c I'm scared to kill her--bad luck, you know), but I refuse to name HER Charlotte. But she does need a name. And my neighbor's cat has decided he lives with me. I've renamed him Frank for his blue eyes. I'm only letting him live here until my neighbor gets back from TX.

Keep the suggestions coming!

Scoutj said...

Twisted Sister


And I'm Jewish and therefore will not be bringing out my FO's for Lent. ;)


Beverly said...

I don't think UFOs are subject to religious affiliation! Don't be shy, Scout.

INMA30 said...

Aurora---Sleeping Beauty's name, at least in the Disney version, in which spinning plays a key part.

Otherwise I'd go with Minerva, Roman goddess of Crafts, who turned Arachnae into a spider after a spinning contest

Erin said...

Louisa (or maybe Louina) Lendrum---sounds very prim and proper--like a new spinning wheel!

The Lizard Queen said...

How about Wilhelmina? I think it goes nicely with Lendrum, and I've always wanted to name something Wilhelmina. :) Though I think Charlotte is a great idea as well.

Random question: I started a blog so I could link to my friends' blogs (rather than just trying to remember the blog names)... but discovered that's not as easy (or self-evident, anyway) as it might seem. Would you be able to tell me how to do that?

Congrats on the new story! I look forward to reading it. :)

The Lizard Queen said...

Oops, nevermind, I figured it out. :)