The Knotty Sheep Shop

Tuesday, December 30, 2003

I am quite amazed that 2003 is coming to an end. Seems like just yesterday I was in a whirl wind - spinning up a storm for SIS's Christmas afghan. Thankfully - it was completed, with time to spare & treasured on Christmas morning!

With 2004 just around the corner - I hesitate to make 'resolutions' due in part to the inescapable failure of NOT doing them. Seems weird - I can honor marriage vows but not one of losing weight, less yarn & fiber stash, less alcohol & more exercise! Hmm ... I guess in the scheme of things, my priorities are on target.

So - in thinking of this glorious year awaiting all of us - I do resolve one thing: to live more gently upon the earth. It shouldn't be THAT difficult ... I mean, to bring less packaging into the house ... No problem! To eat less meat ... EZ PZ! To walk places instead of always driving, to give more of myself as opposed to 'things', to spend more time making my little corner of the world AND myself the best it (& I ) can be. To cultivate peace & love to all that I meet .... No, these aren't resolutions - just me trying to 'pay my rent' for my space on earth. (Did I mention spin & knit & draw more too??) Happy New Year! TAG ME ... You are it!

Wednesday, December 17, 2003

Christmas is fast approaching & I am pretty much FINIS!! The cards are almost completed, the gifts are bought and those that were intended for loved ones far away are zooming to their destinations as I type. Some have already landed......which is phenomenal!

The REALLY spectacular thing is - I have already made notes, quotes & recommendations for NEXT Christmas. Gifts I thought about making certain individuals - but just never got around to it. OR - ideas that blossomed due to some unexplainable reason. I am just psyched that I will be prepared - and being prepared takes the pressure off. No pressure - No stress.

This weekend - I knit this really cool
FRONTIER HAT for myself. It went extremely quick and I look like I belong in "Dr. Zhivago". Pretty cool stuff!

I also recently spun a wonderful dorset x rambo roving. Then I Navajo plYed it. I LOVE using this technique and have found myself on occasion purchasing roving just so I may indulge myself!! What do you think?? TAG ME ... You are it!

Saturday, December 06, 2003

It is the first MAJOR snow storm since - well, the last one - but it is wonderful to be able to spend the day discarding clutter to make way for the Christmas decorations tomorrow. I am hoping between the 'white' outside and the 'blinky' lights on the inside - I will be able to appreciate this time of year a tad more than I have been. Wish me luck!! Part of my goal for the coming year is to be able to purchase 'sheep' from
Heifer International to 'gift' to a deserving family. The funds will be determined by the sales of my art. That is right -
I am donating 10% of my sales to purchase sheepies!! It
will take me a bit to arrive at the appropriate figure - but I am
hoping by Thanksgiving of 2004 - I will be able to contact
"Heifer International"with a 'sheepie' donation! A customer in NYC just purchased these babies!!! Thanks Amy!! TAG ME ... you are it!