Friday, January 18, 2013

Little Things

I have had a rough time.  My dad died suddenly and I was horribly sick at the same time.  I didn't get to spent much time with him over Christmas because of the cold.  I was a remarkable and loving man.

His last woodworking project was to make me a book press.  It's not finished, but I can sand and seal it.  Part of me thinks I need to do something to remember him, but then I think the best memorial is to live life to the fullest.  To enjoy everyday and to do well those things I love to do.  As dad would often quote, "To thine ownself be true and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man."

With that said I am finishing one project - a Milanese moon - and starting two others.  One is a tape lace pilgrimage labyrinth and the other is a Milanese Loki, both of my own design.

I also need one of these:

Too little time so much geeking.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Positive Thinking

I could make this a new years post as it is about positive thinking, but I wont. I've been voraciously ill. I'm still not well, but there is light at the end of the tunnel. The only thing I've really had the energy for is moaning, watching Netflix, and lace making. I have completed about a dozen centers for the altar cloth I'm working on. I also got quite a bit done on the Milanese moon (bobbin lace). Along with watching all of "Wallander", which if you like crime drama it's quite good. Doesn't hurt that two of my favorite actors are in it. And so, while I was quite thoroughly miserable I was productive. Let's not make this a theme mind you. I do think I'm more productive when well, but it is nice to feel I wasn't completely useless over Christmas.