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Spinsters on the web?

Last night, I wrote a post about being a spinner, and I woke up this morning wondering if that makes me a spinster, so a looked up the definition:

1 : a woman whose occupation is to spin 2 a archaic : an unmarried woman of gentle family b : an unmarried woman and especially one past the common age for marrying 3 : a woman who seems unlikely to marry

via Spinster – Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster DiIctionary.

I fit at least the firts two definitions, so I was thinking of starting a group called Spinsters on the Web (SOW)–ok, maybe not, but I do like the word “Spinster”

I have been a writer since I was a little girl, but I just learned how to spin this past fall.  I took a wonderful weekend class at Esther’s Place, a fiber shop in Big Rock, Illinois.  I learned how to use a spindle and a spinning wheel, and I fell in love with both of them.  If you ever get a chance to go to Esther’s Place, I highly recommend it.  Natasha is a wonderful teacher, the store is wonderful, and they always feed you delicious homemade food, mostly from their farm.  As a city girl, I enjoyed getting out of the city for a couple of days.  They have a Bed and Breakfast above the shop–what could be better for a fiber lover?

I am a writer, handworker, artist and teacher (a WHAT!), and a mom of two beautiful daughters who are amazingly 17 and 21. I am working on getting my first book, a fantasy novel for young people, published and am busy spinning on my new spinning wheel. I have been a Waldorf early childhood teacher for 10 years now, and before that, I was a lawyer. Teaching is much more fun.

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