Spinning Wheel Spin #SDME

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Spinning Wheel Spin

Mama showed me how to use a drop spindle with roving I spun into uneven thicknesses.

A short time later, she demonstrated how to use her wheel. By then, she’d grown frail, skin sallow, slippers scuffing.

“No need to speed,” she’d sing softly.

But speed was all I thought about. How to learn quicker. Spin smoother. Create yarn as sought-after as hers so we could get her treatment.

She passed while I was at a wool festival.

“Are these Livvy Jordan’s?”

They weren’t, but I nodded.

A shiver so icy cold slid over me as cumulous blocked the sun.

I was too late.


And, of course, spinning wheel made me think of a song:

4 thoughts on “Spinning Wheel Spin #SDME

  1. I’m always amazed at your range in writing ideas! Nice job. And BST is a blast from the past!

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