Happy New Year!
December brought the customary festivities as well as a surprise blizzard on December 9th. which cancelled our annual Holiday Sale at the Folk Art Center. I was blessed with several days of working there as a featured demonstrator after the snow melted and sunshine prevailed for holiday shoppers.
I offered my ornaments, hats, gloves and boot cuffs at the discounted sale price to my local customers, thanks to a quick Mail Chimp notification. Sales to folks from all over the world were a special bonus to make up for the missed Holiday Sale. Thanks to Christmas music and a giant Frazier fir with ornaments made by our artists, the atmosphere at the Folk Art Center during the holidays is always very festive and every day was filled with gifts and goodies!
We had a lovely Christmas weekend with friends, Star Wars in 3D and some down time to enjoy NFL football and favorite shows on Netflix. My brother is on his way South, coming from Maine he is dodging winter weather all the way. A layover in Virginia for Christmas gave him a nice break and he is on the road from Virginia to Asheville so we can start the new year together. The tree and decorations are still up for us to enjoy and we will take time to practice the time-honored tradition of playing Scrabble with each other and Mexican Train with some of our neighbors.
I look forward to taking some time out in January to rest, read, write, regroup and plan for the new year.
May your new near be filled with all good things, good health and lots of yarn and creative ideas. Happy 2018!
“I do what I love and I love what I do.”