i just could not, and will not (if you are reading this my dearest other half), tuck my pesky elves away
they have made this corner of the kitchen a delight!
they look splendid sat on top of the piano nestled amongst the wood trees....
i shall fight for the right to keep them around for as long as i enjoy passing by and smiling at them - for what is the point of being in a kitchen and not having something to smile at?
... and for those that have asked.....
one fully assembled and working spinning wheel
yes he cursed a great deal whilst putting it together but i do believe it was worth the agony...
i just need to wax it to protect the wood and then a very kind local lass has agreed to come here and teach me the magical ways of spinning....
i am very, very excited about it but have to confess that i am slightly more excited that i have found a place to ride horses again - been awhile since i last sat upon a horse so i am hoping for a little guidance and a little good luck ...