The Drawings took place much later than anticipated. The evening was suddenly filled with birthday phone calls and a Skype call from the grandkids.

Thank you all who left comments! I thoroughly enjoyed reading each one, smiling at many of them, both the first time you commented and again late this afternoon as I read back through all of them to be certain I hadn’t missed anyone for the drawings. I hope to directly reply to each of you in the next few days.

By far and away there were many slips in the Aegean bowl, in fact we decided it’d be better to use a paper bag to shake them all so everyone would have a fair chance. When our cat, Hank, heard the rustle of the bag he immediately wanted to be involved.

In the order that the Jenkins Woodworking items had been posted starting with the Loom, for which only one person submitted her name:

Hairpin Lace Loom
  Kathy C!

Circular Needles


Crochet Hook
  Grannie Linda!


Tambootie Turkish Delight
  Susan P

Olive Aegean Spindle
Restless Knitter!

Due to so many people putting in for the Aegean Ed felt he just had to add in a bonus drawing for a second chance win at an Aegean. So, all the slips with names for the Aegean were tossed back into the bag, minus Restless Knitter, shaken well and one more tag drawn out…



I will be contacting each of you in the morning with details and asking for mailing addresses.

Please don’t get too anxious if I don’t email as soon as you’d like: The cold that’s had Ed miserably down for the past two days is threatening my head and throat. I’ve been drinking plenty of hot green tea, a packet of Airborne and taking zinc and Vitamin C trying to ward it off.

Several ounces of wonderful fiber found their way into presents for me today. Thanks to Ed understanding my wants, and a wonderful friend who thoughtfully sent wool from one of her beloved shetlands. I scarcely know which to begin with. Umm, really, I ought to finish up the last third of a bump I’ve got on the wheel and also decide which spindle wants the honors of spinning which fiber.

My birthday haul! A Yarn container at the back; Camel andCamel/Merino bumps; white mystery wool – Ed couldn’t remember what he’d ordered from our friend Jim and Pam of Herndon Creek Farms and I’m waiting to hear back from them; a healthy bump of Shetland wool. Isn’t it lovely! The white wool is shouting to be made into an item for Aurora’s baby due in March.

Several readers asked for the cinnamon roll recipe, thank you! I will post the recipe in a few days.

As for the maple dressers Ed made for Haymaker and Aurora. When they were married he made them a bed with our local bigleaf maple for their wedding present. They’ve been making do with one small dresser for these past 2.5 years and he felt it was time to make a matching dresser. The maple is from a farmer 1.5 miles up the road from us who has a small portable sawmill. He used local alder for the drawer bottoms and side. Aurora’s dresser is taller than the one picture with 2 side by side drawers. Needless to say they are thrilled to have the dressers.

Thank you all for entering the drawings! I wish we could give each one of you something. Maybe I shouldn’t wait so long for the next drawing. Let’s see… hmmm, my very first blog was written March 11, 2006, a blog anniversary could be a good reason. We shall see…


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.

14 thoughts on “Drawing!”

  1. I was sick on my first birthday in Oregon (uh, back in 1989); I hope you ward off that cold! So lovely of you to GIVE presents on your birthday; so glad you GOT some lovelies, too. 🙂

  2. Congratulations to the lucky winners! It’s nice to see that you weren’t just giving gifts away today, but you also got some lovely presents. There are hours of delightful spinning in there – enjoy!

  3. Sounds like you had a wonderful day.

    How generous to make furniture for your family. I bet it will be treasured for a long time to come.

    Happy Birthday

  4. Oh my goodness!! I’m humbled to win because of Ed’s and your increased generosity.

    However the best news of this post is the new grandbaby coming!! Congratulations to all of you! I’m betting that Ed will be making some baby items for the new little one….do I correctly remember a cradle in the past?

    Hope the cold virus has a very short visit and that you are soon feeling 100%

    And thank you so very much.

  5. Adding my congratulations to all the lucky winners! And congratulations to you and Ed, Wanda. A new grandchild! Such a beautiful blessing.

    Happy New Year to you and your family and all your readers.

  6. I hope you are successful in warding off the cold. And congratulations on the new grandchild.

    Thank you so much for your generosity! It was a wonderful thing to wake up to finding my name had been drawn!

  7. Ah, yes, this will be the year of our 4th grandchild, and 5 other babies that I will be knitting for! Yeow!

    THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! I am so excited about the crochet hook!
    Hope your birthday was WONDERFUL {WOOLY, WILD,}.

    As for the cold, take 5 cloves of garlic, chop them very fine.
    Wait 10 minutes, then mix then into something so that you can consume
    their hotness (I usually mix it with some cheese or cream cheese and spread
    it on toast or a tortilla). Get it down (aye!). It is a fabulous cold chaser and expeller!
    Keep celebrating!

  8. Thank you so much! I am looking forward to the hairpin lace loom – I watched a few videos so that I’ll be ready.

    Happy New Year!

  9. Wow! Thank you so much Ed and Wanda!!

    I hope you had a magical birthday and a new grand baby to boot!! Woohoo!!

    Hope you can fight off that cold!!!


  10. The Turkish Delight arrived yesterday. Beautiful packaging and presentation. Of course the spindle itself is beautiful. Thank you Wanda and Ed. 🙂

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