Friday, November 8, 2013


My cousin and his wife are here for a visit so she drew the winning names for me. 

And the winners of the Tombstone Livestock and Tombstone Tidings giveaway are ............

Betty from Thru my Back Door won the Erma Bombeck Book.
Sara from Punkin's Patch won the roving.

Congratulations you two, I have more roving and a Erma Bombeck book so those that did not win will have a chance again in the future.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Draft Horse Auction Sale Items and Birthday Presents

Last Saturday I went with my daughters to the big Draft Horse and Equipment Sale in Tulare, CA.  This is a huge and very fun event, there are well trained horses, wagons, carts, stage coaches, chuck wagons, and surreys for sale.  This year there were hundreds of saddles for sale along with a lot of antique and craft items too.  This used to be held in Spring and Fall, not sure if I missed the spring sale or if they are now just holding it once a year.
 Neat Barn wood hutch for someone's patio
 and a sink with a hand pump to go with it
a nice garden bench from old wheels
I would have brought this life size sheep home to put in my pasture but they were not aucitoning it off til much later or maybe even the next day
 an outhouse for children or a short person
I have 6 more photos but I have tried to post them all afternoon and keep getting an error, so that's all for now.  There were a couple of barn wood playhouses, and outhouse with a short door, showing a pair of ladies boots and lace trimmed skirt under the door.  Also took a picture of a tractor disk on a stand to hold briquets under cast iron dutch over for cooking outdoors. 

I bought myself a couple of birthday presents lately. 

One of our Fiber Group Members was going to sell this wheel at the Weaver's Guild, but I bought it instead, It's a Clemes and Clemes, ruh roh, just noticed I left a toilet paper tube on the lazy kate, LOL, I was going to wind off the bottom bobbin to take the yarn back to the owner.  The white yarn on the kate is a full bobbin I spun on this wheel the day I bought it.
Since everyone seems to name their wheels I think I will call her Clementine.  The Ashford can be Ashley and the Louet will be Louise .....................

I got this really neat dress form at the Draft Horse Sale and Auction.
Guess she needs a name ..... Auction Annie, Tulare Tess, Dressform Dotty????  Hmmm any suggestions?

And a birthday present from one of my daughter's ...
a birdhouse made out of one of her old boots and a horse bit.


Sunday, November 3, 2013

Some Beautiful Spinnings Wheels

Last week I went to the Handweaver's Guild craft show, some spinning wheels were for sale, lots of beautiful scarves, towels, blankets and rugs were displayed and for sale as well as some other hand crafts.  There were people demonstating washing, picking, carding, spinning, weaving and felting wool also.