A long time ago I realized that I did a lot of my dyeing in January, and I suspect it's to battle post-holiday depression. This year that will be a good thing, because I need a lot of nifty new work for the February and March shows. I have a file labeled 'Dye Ideas' and it has 78 notes in it. I won't soon run out of work direction. And I'm going to block out a 'pulling out all the stops' session on my calendar now! That also means I should do some cooking in advance, or dinner will end up not happening.
One thing we've been doing at home that has shown up in the newsletter but not here on the blog is working on our kitchen. I'm thrilled to announce that my 1985 refrigerator is gone off the porch, and its replacement is actually indoors. Woo-hoo! The cabinets aren't finished and there are no counters, but they are coming. Thursday I spent almost all day shopping - and not for presents. Well, one present. I need to settle on the laminate color for the countertop, in- and under-cabinet lighting, some plumbing decisions, backsplash material and color and make sure everything goes with the paint and the brand-new 18-year-old green sinks.
|Interesting combination of textures seen on a recent walk|
*Finding a word for the year led me astray, naturally, to discover that a word that originated in 1957 like I did is oenophile. Sometimes too apt, but mostly I'm an oenophan. And did you know that droid and frenemy originated in the 50s' too? Check out this link: http://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2013/12/oed-birthday-words/ for more information.