I had a tedious time making butter this morning; the weather is so cold. (S22)

I don't think I shall git the rheumatism in my fingers for want of exercise, for I have been in my spinning room all day. No one intrudes on my solitude; my mind has free scope for thinking. -- If it were not for hope and anticipation, time indeed would pass heavily on. (024)

I have spent nearly all my day in spinning, and my book was all my companion today. (010)

I have been spinning again all day. I expect I shall grow like a weed in the shade, for I go no farther than my dairy and from there to my spinning room. (S20)