|This is the wheel, 20 years later|
|Mountains for Jesse|
Becca was 13 and Annie only 9, so their contributions were happy thoughts.
|Annie's happy self|
The frustrating part of owning this wheel is that I can no longer find authentic Reeves parts for it. This is because Rick Reeves stopped making wheels some time ago, and sold his company to Schacht. My bobbins have taken the biggest hit as the ends of them are so finely turned that over the years many have snapped off bits. The one bobbin I bought that I was told would fit perfectly, doesn't. I use it anyway. Lately I dropped my largest whorl and cracked it. I hope I can repair it somehow. Until then I have stopped using it. The whorl Schacht offers might fit, but it is not the same ratio as mine.
But the biggest reason to photograph the wheel is this:
|Handmade by Rick Reeves Marengo, IA USA|
His signature is slowly fading away to nothing. I don't want to lose it, so documenting it like this brings me comfort.