Been a few months since I posted. Seems I lost that creative steam that had been driving me. Spending way too much time playing video games, too. That's what I do when my muse goes on vacation. But I feel it coming back, little by little.
Over this past year I've learned some new skills, like weaving and have attempted to revitalize others. I'm trying to spin again, though I felt like throwing my Kromski Minstrel out the window, but I am not giving up. Thankfully, a friend of mine is going to help me relearn to spin. I just never got good at it and since I haven't done it in a few years what little I did learn, is gone.
I see more painting, spinning and knitting in the coming year. Hah, much of that is because after trying to fit in holiday gift shopping with my wonky schedule I decided that enough was enough. I'm going to start knitting gifts EARLY and I'm not going to buy a single darned thing. I'm done, kaput! I'm still working on CPH, but I am making it a goal to finish before the end of Jan. 2012. Then I will start making holiday gifts for friends and family. I've never knitted for anyone other than myself or my husband, I think it will be great fun and a new learning experience. :-)
Also, this past year I have learned to be more tolerant and I have a new found passion for my chosen profession. Thank goodness. I was getting really scared that I was in the wrong profession and it wasn't making sense to me since it's all I had dreamed about since I was a wee child. Here I am. Working a really shitty shift, but loving my job again.
I hope this year has been kind to everyone. Those that it's been rough or run amok, I hope that the new year is 10x kinder than 2011 and you find that inner peace that helps you hang on to your sanity. ;-) Peace to all.