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Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Spinning Christmas Trees

HaPpY 2008 to all!

Seems like the last year flew by. It did, I know it did. I know that it's sppedy trajectory thorough Eternity had nothing to do with me NOT paying attention to my surroundings. Nope ... that wasn't it, I know it wasn't.

Yes - the older we get, the faster the days/weeks/months ( and dare I say 'years'?) go by. Mom always told me that would happen, she was right - as usual.

2008 is the Year I will take by the horns and parlay that into Simple Living and paying attention to my surroundings. There is much to be said about 'living in the moment'.

2008 is going to be a Year of JOY and Peace within. Sounds corny - but there is much to do to make the World sing a little louder. I don't have a good voice - but it is ready to harmonize with a global choir.

2008 is the Year of 'not wasting time'. How much time do we really have anyway?? If 'living in the moment' makes us value & appreciate each molecule of stuff & nano second of time ... then we should have gratitude for both molecules & nano seconds.

Time is precious - more precious than anything, really. Last night, while Christmas Carols still played ... I spun "Frosting on the Christmas Tree". Still have a second bobbin to complete ... but I love dorset!

I am spinning extra finely, I want a tight twist when plied as I have sock yarn on the brain when this is fins!

And of course, Diesel urged me on ...

HaPpY 2008 Everyone!
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Denise in Kent, WA said...

I think Diesel is dreaming of bobbins filled with yummy handspun. :)

I'm looking forward to my guild's St. Distaff's Day bash this weekend. For one reason or another I've never managed to attend lo these many years. I'm really excited about finally getting to go! I will be carpooling with friends and we'll have a grand time. My spinning wheel may even forgive me for the many months of neglect it has suffered...

Kathleen said...

Kari, I'm still drooling over "Lovers in a Rose Garden" and trying to figure out how to do it justice with my drop spindles - I don't spin with them nearly as well as with my wheel, which is packed up and in storage for now.

Even so, these may well be my after Christmas treat to myself for 2008.

ZudaGay said...

Oh my goodness, Kary, that is spinning up very beautifully!!! Love the color and the sheen. Diesel sure looks like he is into the whole process. I should send my cat to your house he steals my yarn out of my work bag and takes off with it.