Happy New Year! I hope 2014 brings much joy to you and to those you love.
I’m approaching 2014 with more optimism than is usual for me at this time of year — January being a spectacularly unmotivating month in general — because the end of a certain long-overdue project is finally in sight and I’m looking forward to more time for other things. Just at the moment, though, I am in full juggling mode and have the prospect of a massive quantity of marking right around the corner. I’ve made very little progress at the loom, but there is a lot of this about:
The Megado is nearly threaded for sampling in grey-and-a-bit silks. And on the Delta…
…why, that would be a sample warp in cotton all threaded up and no further. Yet.
Mind you, I think this must be the first time in ‘A Day in the Life of Looms‘ that I have had all 6 looms in active service. Thanks to Krissana all the table looms are already warped and ready for the first taster day of 2014 on 18 January.
In spite of the rapidly approaching term, this week of old year/new year always feels like a secret time out of time. It is the annual space for clearing both my head and my desk. It’s shredding and filing week! It’s also the week for finishing my tax return, hanging up the new calendar and wondering whether this will be the year I finally defenestrate the printer (and whether I will cave in and buy a new one). My website is due for an overhaul so I have also started to work on that. At the moment I am playing around with some options at qsandbox.com — website stuff is not my strong point, but I do enjoy doing it myself (as long as it works) so I am not anxious to hand it over to someone else. Anyway, if I do blow it all up, I’m sure you’ll make allowances. And I’m reviewing my commitments to different kinds of work…. how to keep it all in balance? Or perhaps balance is not the goal? ‘Moderation in all things’, including moderation perhaps.