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…