Let’s have a Spinning in Cowgirl Boots!
The Good Housewife and Her Night Helpers is a Scottish tale of a woman who was up late at night (again) with her spinning and wished that someone would come to finish it all for her. Unfortunately for her someone did. Actually a dozen someones showed up one night to spin and weave and full (aka felt) and do all her yarn-y chores for her. They also ate her out of house and home, drove her crazy, and wouldn’t leave. And her sluggard of a husband slept through the whole thing.
Enjoy this old Scottish folk tale, told as I ply up some handspun yarn while fending off the Anti-Spinning Feline Overlord. Yes, the bad kitty makes a special guest appearance in this Spinning in Cowgirl Boots and does her very best to derail the video… but I manage in the end.
P.S. The artwork I show here was not created for The Good Housewife tale. Its an illustration in Des Cleres et Nobles Femmes, a French manuscript published in 1403 by Giovanni Boccaccio. But I thought it fit the story so I used it.
P.S.S. If you like these sort of tales, you can find more in my collection of Spinning in Cowgirl Boots posts.