I'll be closing my Etsy shop tonight and will re-open sometime in the new year. If there's anything you've been eyeing that you'd like to get...
The temperature outside while I write this is at zero. It makes me feel kind of hopeful, like all we can do is go up from here.
I'm looking forward to starting on some projects for us. I found a pack of burlap feed sacks at the feed store this week and plan to make stockings, ala Maya.
After seeing Nini's messenger bag, I'm thinking I need to make a couple of those as well.
One of my younger chickens has started laying the most beautiful speckled eggs. Within just the past few weeks her butt has gotten really fluffy and you can really tell she's a laying hen. I whispered in her ear (well, in the general vicinity of her ear) "It's OK, lots of us get big butts when we mature. It happens. Some guys like it, in fact, Roger the rooster has been giving you the eye..."
I'm looking forward to getting presents wrapped, boxes off to friends, and putting up a few decorations around the house. Gosh, I have so many things I want to do! It makes me feel really happy that I'm giving myself the time to do it.
I hope to have that birch bark tutorial for you up on Saturday while I am strolling No Coast Craft-o-Rama looking at handmade goodness and eating a gyro. (note: I haven't had a gyro in years and I love them. I miss them. I will have them.)
I have a number of wood-working projects to do out in the (un-heated) barn. I'll have to get the woodstove fired up in there first just so I have a place to warm my hands when they can no longer bend. Non-bendy fingers and band saws don't mix.
Someone needs some coffee. That would be me. Have a great day, everyone.