Yes, I know January has passed me by and February is with us, but its still the New Year. For some of us we are heading towards an early spring and for others they are buried deep in snow and shoveling out paths and drives etc. just in time for what seems yet another storm. It would be fun to have some of the cold and snow in Southern California. It seems like the snow packs have not been replenished in our mountains and we are threatened with another year of drought! Perhaps, this year I’ll only plant tomatoes and zucchini – both of which I love.
We start the New Year with grand resolutions and mine is to develop my Etsy shop. As part of my plans I ran with an idea I’ve had for several years a “heart” throw…a double size, to my own pattern and love it. I would tweak it next time but I have the pattern now and a million paper sketches and could recreate it now! I thought it would be fun to have one made and in the shop in time for Valentine’s Day but they’d also make a unique wedding present, or special gift.
Cotton top – heart prints Flannel back, pink spotty heart & birds with hearts
I’m thrilled to report I sold my last Halloween throw and another Christmas tree throw which was very exciting. And, I also sold one of my shabby chic, crocheted cream flower garlands… So small sales are happening irregularly and keep me on my toes.
The Redlands Art Association’s Multi Media Mini Show is just around the corner, with Take In on Sunday March 1st and for the 1st time all our forms are on line. I have some new ideas for some crochet flower jewelry.
Talking of the New Year, I have a new job, a relief gallery coordinator at the Redlands Art Association. Its enough to dip my toes into the big work pool again and slowly find my feet. I’m thrilled.
So, things are afoot. Happy New Year to all.