as usual, excuses, excuses! Really though, it’s been a little manic around here, self imposed of course….
I have been spending a lot of time at the studio, up to my elbows in wet, colourful wool. I’ve been dyeing up a couple of wholesale orders and still have another one to go – a new and delectable yarn base for Loop! Can’t wait to get going on that. I’m going to try and get as much done as possible this week.
Balancing home and business is harder than I imagined. I LOVE what I do but sometimes I wish there were two of me. I’m not moaning, honest. I thrive on being busy and a certain amount of stress keeps me motivated and alive. There is a tipping point however ;) An unexpected and expensive dye disaster shoved me over that edge last week and really threw me (what, me, make a mistake? How incredibly stupid, went the inner dialogue, leading to extreme self doubt and general bad feeling). Caused by tiredness no doubt.
On a more positive note – my little Maddie turns six next Monday and the weekend (and the actual day) will be taken up with family gatherings and a girly party. I’m looking forward to doing some birthday cake baking. It’s also half term, which is usually a bit more chilled out.
I’m also preparing for unravel, a wonderful festival of knitting taking place at the end of next week. Lily is accompanying me on the trip – she is becoming my regular show helper! Really looking forward to that and just being somewhere different for a couple of days.
Overshadowing all this is the looming gall bladder surgery, which I expect will be in March, although I’m still waiting for a date. All the pre op stuff has been done and I was told that there is not a very long wait. It’s not easy to plan ahead at this stage, which is why I’m getting a bit anxious about fulfilling orders before I have to take a bit of time off.
So there it is, a short catch up. I’m a bit stressed, a bit tired, a bit unable to slow down, which is entirely my own fault. The fact that I’m sitting here on the very edge of my chair with clenched fists, is probably a sign that I need to sort something out, whatever that may be!
And you know what, I’ve just made a snap decision to stay home today, clear my hideously messy desk (there is so much truth in the mind reflecting the state of your desk), remove about a thousand skeins of yarn and 3 huge bags of dyed fibre from the living room where I was sorting them out, photograph some yarn, update the shop and catch up with myself.
And then, when I get back to it tomorrow, it will be with a happy heart and renewed energy.
Feel better already.