I'm such a happy snowman
I love the winter time.
I love those Christmas Carols
and the jolly way they rhyme.
Some people collect Santa's at Christmas time, but here, I collect Snowman in all different shapes and sizes. I love their happy faces and their chubby little bodies! They never cease to make me smile....all winter long and winter IS lonnggggg up here, so I keep those chubby smiling faces around until spring.
The roving is the beautiful BFL that Keri gifted to me last month in the special swap. Can you believe that I have never spun with BFL? It is pretty amazing stuff....very soft and easy to spin.
I am trying to spin it at a thicker weight, so that I end up with a worcestered weight yarn. I thought that I would make myself a winter hat, as my old one is looking worn and tired. After seeing Gretel on Cassie's blog, I immediately downloaded the pattern. It is the perfect hat for handspun.
One of the things that I thought about as I sat and spun this morning, was how busy I have allowed my life to become. It used to be the rare occasion that I did not spin in the morning with my coffee, but now it is the rare occasion when I do.
The internet is a wonderful thing and I have made many many lifetime friends, but I think the downside to the internet is what a time suck it can be. Emails that need to be answered, blog pages to be read, shopping to be done, chatting with friends on AIM and more emails that need to be answered.
Do you know I managed to be so busy that I never even got my Christmas Cards in the mail this year? Sheesh! I feel awful about that.....how did I let myself get that busy?
As the year comes to a close and on this day of Winter's Solstice, my resolution for the next year is to slow life down a bit and be more present in the here and now, and to limit how much I am running towards the future.
I love Anne's idea of weekly goals even more now that I have had some time to think about it. Small obtainable goals each week is a good thing. Along with weekly fiber goals, I am going to incorporate some weekly life goals, such as walking each day with a dog, doing something with one of the girls or grandchildren each week and so on....you get the idea. If I put it in writing each Sunday and look at the list each day, perhaps it will help me slow down and enjoy each day for that day.
This will be my last post until after Christmas as I am going to spend the weekend with the girls making Christmas cookies and getting ready for the company that will descend upon me Monday. It is always nice to have older children come home for a few days!
So as I close, I want to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday!