It's my birthday :)
Aside from it being a Monday (total monday-itis here lol), it was a lovely day. A chatty one with lots of phone calls from my lovely family.
Hubby had been working on my present for a few weeks, and even though it was finished a couple of weeks ago, I wasn't allowed it until my birthday (I did know what it was, as I had some input into it - see here on hubby's blog).
So what is it? A hand made swift and ball winder. Lets just say that the swift was relatively simple in its design and planning. But a ball winder is a whole other ball game ('scuse the pun)! DH got there though, as I knew he would :)
I did have to give it a test run to make sure it all worked great - it makes lovely center pull balls.
The kids got me some lovely BWM wool to practice my dyeing on, so I can use my swift to skein it up for dyeing and then wind into balls with the ball winder when I am done. I can't wait!
Now I am all birthday-ed out, so I am off to bed.
p.s. Photos were all taken by my husband :)