Really good studio day. I LOVE this piece!! The wooden spool and darning needle have such a beautiful patina, well used by someone long ago I imagine. Wouldn't it be great to know who used these tools that were so important not that long ago..... I only got two pieces made, this one and another one like it that is a commission. That one will have a bird's nest with the wool from Anna Branner. I'm moving slowly and thoughtfully and that doesn't bother me. I have decided that I will make what I can at a pace that doesn't rush the work and if that means fewer pieces, well it will just have to be that way. I can't mass produce these things and I shouldn't. They are starting to hold more and more precious items and those items should be honored. Like this wooden spool. I will have a hard time parting with this one..... I was thinking it might be fun to sell this with the basket, but that would up the price and people don't seem to have any money these days. Damn this economy anyway!