This time period last year, my husband was quite ill and in and out of hospital. Christmas happened but it was a diversion. This time, Christmas was front and center and demanded my full time and attention. Hubby couldn't handle the walking around stores, due to still recovering from his knee surgery, so I did the shopping. I can well understand why some people shop through out the year and stash things away.
Well, the crazy time is done and we are starting a new year. We just got home yesterday from spending time with family and Ethan our grandson. He's eight months old now and a going concern. He never stops moving, exploring, and trying to talk (or 'babbling '). He's sporting four new teeth and more on the way.
Waiting for supper
Sitting with the big boys on the couch
He's growing up so fast! It was fun spending time with Ethan and his parents and also my other family members. Its really what this time of year is all about.... Before we knew it, we were heading for home.
We had our first New Year's eve out in some time visiting with friends . We normally stay home and stay up just long enough to welcome the new year and then head for bed. We had a great time chatting and laughing and before we knew it, it was 2 am + and we headed for home. I felt like a kid sneaking home after curfew!
So now we start a new year. A report on the studio:
- the big loom, the Woolhouse, is empty but there's a warp half wound to go on.
- the last project, the snowflake twill scarves are done but being 'finished'.
- The Louet Spring has a second runner underway, with a new project being formulated in my mind.
- The Megado still has the book mark warp with only one done *must* do more!
- I have built a list of more items to de-stash and part with (so watch for the coming sales)
Santa left me a new iPad 2 for Christmas and one new app I have treated myself to is iWeaveit but have yet to try it due to lack of play time but it will be fun to play around with a different program in a more convenient sized and lighter tablet.
So there is just a week to go before the draw for a tea towel! The winner will get a choice between the recent turned twill towels in muted colours... or the royal blue waffle weave.
I hope the coming year for you is one filled with much happiness, good health and time to explore with your looms! There is much to look forward to...
Grandad Bruce and Ethan, taken December 30th, 2012