Although I don't think of the traditional Jan 1 as New Year's, it is the beginning of new things. It is an Aries moon, a time of new beginnings, a time of turning things around, a time to reflect and change.
Since my last time to leave Patty at the boarding place, I knew that my adventures away from home would be coming to an end. She is not doing so well; she has certainly showed me signs of a geriatric dog with special needs. I notice them because of my education and training and the fact that I am with her all the time. Her vision has decreased, her hearing has decreased, and her need to be with me has increased.
So this whole month I have been thinking about what to do. Partly thinking, anyway. I have a tendency to put ideas in and let them stew for a while. I have enjoyed my selfish knitting and my selfish spinning. I don't feel the pressure to put out more and more.
I have also decided to teach myself a new skill-rug hooking. I don't think the process is difficult-it's the practice, practice, practice kind of skill. I like the type of hooking that looks as if it is painterly. I like the mixing of colors and textures to add interest. It is the color in the lines part I don't like. We will see how it evolves.
So this is just one more thing that is taking up my time. Now add to that my sewing. I bought a design wall and I have placed my quilt blocks from the quilt that was abandoned two years ago. I did give a lot of fabric away to my SIL that quilts. I cleaned off the shelves. I did not sort through the flannels yet. I also need to decide what to do with some other things in that room. I have pillowcases to make, also.
So this is the end of the year 2014 by our traditional calendar. Time to reflect and decide how things are going to go.
Thanks to all my friends and comrades that helped me along my path this year. My book was published, book signings were done, fiber shows were done, and lots of stuff to consider.
Several transitions have occurred and it is time to think about those people too.
See you next year!