It is already a week into December and Christmas is just around the corner! I want to start by saying Thank You!! to those who have supported me in my alpaca adventure and especially those who have visited my little store recently. It has encouraged me and gladdened my heart. It is so special to hear your feedback and see the beautiful things that you make with alpaca yarn. I have not been as busy with my knitting and spinning the last 2 months as I help out in my husbands tire storage business as well and this is an extremely busy time as people get their tires changed over to Winter tires! I do not have any events this month and will be keeping regular hours at the store with the exception of the week after Christmas when I will be closed until January 3, 2017.
How does this time of year affect you? For me there is the joy and the anticipation, the celebration of a promise fulfilled in the birth of Jesus. But there is a lot that I could do with out and I am sure that many feel the same way about the stress from too much busyness and too much spending! It is wonderful to be able to simplify and have the time to be thoughtful and enjoy the time we have with our loved ones.
I am so thankful for the friendships and the shared interests in the community of people who enjoy making beautiful and practical things with their hands....who care about where things come from and how they will affect us and our environment. In the midst of much that is wrong with the world there is still much that is lovely and praise worthy!
Have a wonderful Christmas....wishing you much joy!!