January 2022 Newsletter
Finished! And beginning again…
Finished. Towels, napkins, scarves, and even a vest for my husband, out of my own handwoven yardage! Wrapped, given, unwrapped. Ok, the vest turned out a little too big, and has to be altered. And a pair of pajamas was a little late getting hemmed, but those are now done too. The last chocolate truffle in our house has been consumed. Soup is simmering on the stove. The plan for this afternoon is to spend some time with the 2022 Big Seed catalog and finish off the stollen. After all, somebody has to do it. In between these important tasks, I’ve cleaned ice off the inside of the windows! Not going anywhere until it thaws a bit.
The last week of December and the first week of January are traditionally when I look back, assess the year’s accomplishments and think about the year to come. 2021 was a year of learning, through online workshops. My first and overall goal for 2022 is to review and put what I have learned into practice, dyeing and weaving. The second – to move past the considering stage and get going on my piece for the annual Guild Challenge! Another annual goal, ever since I can remember, has been to get organized. I reach an age this year, where I probably need to re-think that goal, and accept what is. It is just possible that I am doing what I am supposed to be doing, in the way I am meant to be doing it. This may be as good as it gets. And, looking around, I see friends, color and fiber. It’s a good life! Thanks so much to all of you for being a part of it.
According to the Almanac, Winter ends on March 20, 2022. From January 1, that’s just 79 days until Spring begins on March 20! Outside, though it’s frosty frozen right now, according to the ten-day forecast, the snow will be gone by the time you read this. I hope you are all comfy, cozy and content.
All the Best,
Carol Berry, President
Retablo November 2021
Deflected Double Weave Study Group project
A view from my Loom