I made a pre-New Year’s resolution to re-do my illustrated book of A Child’s Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas. I have a hard time wrapping my brain around the fact that I made the original book forty-plus years ago. Is that even possible?
Thanks to those enthusiastic scrap-bookers in the world with their huge array of available craft supplies, I was able to buy an album in the perfect size with pages inside top-loading page protectors. I also bought glue dots to adhere my collages to the backing paper (all acid free). I printed out the text on my computer. Ah, the modern world! Now my book will last at least another forty years.
I did do quite a bit of rug hooking over the Christmas holiday. I completed the secret barn rug. I decided to hook a border and not put it in the frame my hubby made. He took the news quite well that I wouldn’t be using the frame for now. I’ll design another project for it.
I got a good start on the current super secret rug. Of course, I did all the fun parts first. Now on to the lettering, which is not my favorite. It’s not really the lettering that I don’t like, but the hooking around the lettering. I’m sure it’ll be good for me.
I’m always hopeful at the beginning of a new year. Often that optimism lasts until the end of the year, but life has its ups and downs, of course. I wish you and yours all the best in 2016. Thank you for your support for Crow's Foot Farm Designs. I love what I do and am grateful that I have the time and space to create art.
There’s a lot of beauty out there and in the optimism of a brand new year.