Giving Thanks

This post will remain a sticky-on top- just to reference the fact that this is a blog from 2013 that was a bit of a fun experiment.  It was originally a subscription only blog but now part of the Free(r) section.  You will have to use the sidebar to navigate in order if desired. Comments are open.
Perhaps it will be of some use- at least until next time the subscription is due and I permanently delete it. As a reference, it started with this blog post here.

Enjoy and wonder…

And in the end…

…the love you take
Is equal to the love you make

And here we are- at the end. Not exactly Abbey Road but a road nonetheless.  It has been one year of the daily dyer and I will leave this up through the end of January as several of you have written to me asking to have time to catch up here. Then I think I’ll just let it go and delete it.

I thank you all for coming along, for participating, for challenging me, for being part of the experiment.  I hope you learned a little something along the way. Something maybe about making for a living, or maybe something about dyeing.

I learned a lot by practicing a daily post-well, somewhat daily.   I  learned that out of the 360 days I only got up 240 posts-  so that is about 2/3’s of the days in the year. That doesn’t mean I wasn’t working.  Most were video posts.  Some days I was excited to show you something new I discovered- other days I didn’t want to bore you with another day of base dyeing, ironing, pole wrapping etc..

I actually found it quite challenging (I really don’t know how Jude manages it all!)!  I did learn that I could manage all this off the phone without ever having to go to the computer-this was something I had wondered.  I also learned that I often get so busy I’d forget to post.  Some days I would even complete the video and never remember to upload it. I get distracted doing too many things at once.

I don’t really have anything important to say here.  I kind of feel out of words.  Maybe that is why the video thing worked for me-not so many words.

I don’t think I would do this again.  It kind of gets in the way of working.  I posted less on my main blog too.  But I expected that.  We’ll see how it goes this year.

I also want to say thanks for all the love I get from you all- it is equal to the love I put back into what I make.  You are so very generous.

Let’s have a new year and fill it with love, compassion and take good care of what this world gives us all. It can only give back the love we give to it.

OK, so maybe I had a little more to say than I thought…

December 15, 2013

actually, she shipped it to me from Malaysia.
She has been patiently waiting through the Quilt Festival, Thanksgiving, the cold snap, and the flu.
it is definitely her turn!!

I think there is something significant about the squirrel showing up and hanging around all day for days while I work on this piece. I don’t know what it is but it definitely has added something to the piece!

December 2, 2013

yes December is now officially here.

more rearranging at hand but long ago I learned that the secret to doing what it is I do is to be extremely flexible and keep moving on regardless of the chaos or the changes that surround you.
The moment that I am unable to change or adapt is the moment that I am unable to proceed.
moving on can also mean standing still in the moment and just accepting.
A high degree of adaptation is absolutely necessary.

and oh joy- I get to be sick for the next few days it seems.