Breakfast Drawing

Hope and Grace came to breakfast this morning. The blueberry scones were steaming hot fresh from the oven, coffee poured into mugs, a jar of peaches opened and put in a bowl alongside a bowl with Lychee’s, a favorite fruit of Ed’s. Homemade Blueberry Scones

After eating and chatting two identical lists of suggested spindle names were placed in front of Grace and Hope. At first they talked and discussed the various merits of each proposed name until it appeared that method wasn’t working. Pens in hands, with little talking, each commenced to go up and down her list  marking through the names that didn’t quite catch her fancy. Ed was working in his shop and I tried to stay silent as to which were the names that appealed to me since we didn’t want to unduely influence their choices.  When they’d finally compared lists we were surprised to find only two names left on each list, and most surprising was that they matched. (Crazy! We’d assumed there’d be at least five or six matching names that would go in the hat for the final draw.) I wrote the two names on separate pieces of paper, folded each several times then put them into the hat.

Hope stirred and mixed the slips.

Mixing the paper slips

Grace reached into the hat

Hat Drawing

And lifted high one slip.

The Selection

There were so many super suggestions that Ed and I were completely bowled over by the list. As mentioned in the previous post, we realized that there were some names we could not use, and it seemed prudent to use a name that met several criteria: fit the spindle; be set apart, different; and good for product name recognition. But I’d originally declared that all names would go in a hat (misunderstanding Ed’s intent) making it an uneasy dilemma for us.

Thirty-seven names were on the lists for Grace and Hope to narrow down to the final drawing.


The suspense… we really liked both names that were tossed into the hat………

Another perspective on the size of this wonderful new spindle beside the ball of yarn spun with it.Perspective

Oh, you want the name!

This very small spindle has been named.
The Name

Kuchulu  – Persian term of endearment for something tiny and cute.  Perfect!
Submitted by Josiane. Thank you! I will be contacting you by email tomorrow morning. Meanwhile it’s way past my bedtime!

We really appreciate everyone’s ideas and comments, a huge thank you to everyone.


Author: Wanda J

I never dreamed my life would be entangled with fiber and the tools used to produce fibery items. When I bought a boat shuttle used in weaving Ed looked at it, decided to make a better one and the rest is history. For a decade he made shuttles, crochet hooks, knitting needles, until his spindles became so popular that he had to devote his time to making them, as well as Walking Wheels. Free time is spent reading, trying to coax food from the ground, and playing in the creek near our place. I love long walks and camping far from crowds. Playing a fiddle beside a stream or with good friends brings sweetness to my soul. Sundays are set aside for worshiping God with our small Quaker meeting.

11 thoughts on “Breakfast Drawing”

  1. Mmmm, those scones look scrumptious! and with peaches… be still my beating heart!
    Big congratulations to Josiane! LOVE the little one’s new name! xoxox

  2. Congratulations to Josiane! Congratulations to Ed for creating this
    wonderful spindle!

    The fresh baked scones look delicious and I’m enjoying them
    vicariously through your friend Hope. Would like to spin with
    Kuchulu when available.

    Hope Bitz

  3. Oh my, you are a master at creating suspense and making it grow! Had the post been longer, I’m not sure I’d have been able to stand much more excitement! And to see “Kuchulu” on that piece of paper after all that build-up? That was amazing! Thank you!!!

    Thanks also to everyone who commented with congratulations and saying you liked the name – that’s very nice, and I really appreciate it. 🙂

  4. Wow! To open an blog and see those scones first thing! Made me wish it was “smellivision”!!
    Loved the way you picked the name and revealed it on your blog! PERFECT name!!!
    Looking forward to seeing them at Black Sheep next year…or on the site soon!

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