January 11, 2012

Spinning Wheel Decor...

My sweet friend, Tammy is planning a move to Virginia by the end of this year. Her husband has accepted a position in Quantico and they'll be transferred by December. I'm not particularly happy about this, you understand. Tammy was the driving force behind the knit/crochet/quilt group that first met at Books a Million in Port Charlotte, FL, and then moved across the street to Paneras.

In anticipation of the move, Tammy and her husband have been purging some of their possessions. Being a spinner, she (naturally) has a real spinning wheel, but she also had two "faux wheels" that she used in her decor that she wanted to leave behind.
Last week, she called and asked me if I'd like one of those two wheels. One was more realistic (even though it's non-functional) and the other was a planter. I told her I'd love to have the one that was more realistic-looking. She took it with her to Paneras on Tuesday evening where we transferred it from her vehicle to mine. I was surprised by how heavy it was!

Yesterday, I brought it into the house, took the wood cleaner and mineral oil to it, and it shined up like the treasure it is. Now, it sits outside the hallway to my studio. (Only because I have so much crap in there that there's no floor space don't have room for it in the studio!)

Thank you, Tammy. I'm grateful to have this beautiful gift from you. I'm going to try not to think about the fact that you'll be leaving before this year is over. Yes. I don't think we'll be talking about that for as long as I can avoid it. There!




13 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

Kris said...

Oh, Donna!! what a treasure and when Tammy does have to leave (shhh!! We're not talking about that right now) you will have a bit of her in your home!!! And you can always visit each other!! Kris

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Hi Donna,
Thanks so much for stopping by, I really love this sweet treasure you were given, it will be an everlasting reminder of your friendship... I also just found your Memory Lane Mondays, I will surely be joining in~ I am so happy to be back online, the past 3 months were not easy, only able to blog when I was able to go to my daughters~ Glad to have the old computer back & among my favorite blogging friends~
Have a wonderful week
Cheryl

nancy huggins said...

Oh Donna..I know how you feel about your friend leaving but look at the bright side.You have something Beautiful as a memory from her. I wouldn't be able to fit anything bigger than one that is a pincushion in my hose. Take care...the week end is on the way :)
Nancy

Sherri said...

That was very nice of your friend to ask you if you wanted one of her faux wheels! What a nice memory of her every time you look at it.

Marydon said...

What a beautiful treasure to enjoy & each time you walk by it remind you of the beautiful friend & friendship you have together. It is a beauty, Donna.

Have a great day ~
TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

Minimiss said...

A very nice addtition to your studio. And for the record, I don't believe you have any real crap in your studio, just stuff that you will probably never use.

Queenie Believe said...

What a wonderful treasure and keepsake reminder of a good friend. Enjoy!
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

Thistle Cove Farm said...

That's a pretty wheel; could it be made to work?

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

It's beautiful, Donna. At least when you're missing her you can look over at the spinning wheel.

Shirley said...

Hi Donna, I agree with most of the others now you have a beautiful spinning wheel to remind you of your friendship. It is hard to have someone move, but there is always the internet, phone, and letters. I chat with my son most evenings and call him when I want to hear his voice. Have a great day. Send some of your heat our way will you. Your Missouri Friend.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Oh Donna! It's beautiful! I have a 'thing' for spinning wheels. I've never done it, but just think they are such a thing of beauty. Twyla

Michelle May said...

Awesome!!! I love it!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Oh wow - it's lovely! What beautiful decor that will be. Such gorgeous wood. Enjoy!

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