I've been in the dye pots today, dyeing up reds and golden yellows. The colors created a bright spot on such a cloudy, gray day. I don't make any New Year Resolutions because there is no purpose to them except to make you feel bad when you don't stick to your goal. But I tried to think of some habit that I'd really like to change or improve upon for next year. I think it is the fact that I don't write down my dye recipes as regularly as I should. Oh yes, 95% of the time, I do write down my dye colors and measurements. But every once in a while, I'll come up with some lovely color by throwing in a little of this dye and a pinch of that dye or just tweaking and adjusting a current dye recipe. Or I'm just in a hurry. I think that certainly I'll remember those changes in the future (it just seems obvious at the time!)....but months later, I'm kicking myself that I can't remember and I didn't write it down. So my promise to myself is to take the time to write down better notes! Not such a bad resolution for 2009, eh?
And here is my wish and my toast to you...for 2009....
" In the New Year, may your right hand always be stretched out in friendship, but never in want" ~ Traditional Irish Toast
May God bless you and give you enough in 2009