After today, December, I will be blogging in pictures only, disabling comments, saving what little words I have left to finish up What if Diaries #1 which runs through the end of the month. Nine months! Poof! A big thank you to all of you for sticking with me through thick and thin and this and that in this year that I became old.
Some changes in the format of this blog and shop will become apparent as I go through my annual remodel. Have fun figuring it out. Do it with eggnog.
PS. Apologies to some of you who purchased classes today. The sale expired because I had the time set wrong on the discount. If you did not receive the 20% off or forgot to enter the discount code PEACE ( you should see the discount reflected in your receipt) , let me know and I will refund the difference. This may take a while since I received a lot of orders today. ( Thank you) The sale ends tonight at midnight.
As the cold closes in, I realize, since we have decided to live smaller to save energy and money, it is time to eliminate whining. Even if it is in my mind. It's been warmer these last few years, even with all the storms. And this winter promises to be very cold. In my mind I have been complaining. That's enough.
This morning I watched the copper pot reflect the sunrise. Just sitting there, being the beautiful pot that it is. On a cold stove in a cold studio, on a new day.
I have shut the studio down for the cold months. Burning wood in two stoves is too much really. Too much wood, too much work.
We saved up and put an efficient wood burning insert in the other fireplace and moved all the essentials into that room. Normally we both have our own "space". Now we sit across from each other on the table that we now work on and eat on and what ever it is we will do until spring. We will be warm and if we don't kill each other by April, all will be well. It is amazing how much less looks like when it is cramped into a small space. Now truly the "living room". ( which adjoins to the kitchen which is warm enough as well.)
The boiler is off and we will only heat water on demand. So far sleeping in the loft is warm enough. The heat rises. The bathroom.., well, the seat can get mighty cold.
The character of the cloth is based on layers. The ring quilting moves from the edge back inward. I have again reached the ring of fire. Which is yet to be completed. I find myself with less to say right now. Home is like that. It can be a place to rest when there is not a lot to say. A place to feel whatever it is you feel with out explaining. For a while.
I will continue quietly with this cloth through October. Doing most of my talking over at What if Diaries. The shop, which has been down for a while, will likely open before the month ends.
I am working up a new way to continue my online presence and teaching that fits to less. But I can talk about that later.