I had a great shop update this weekend, but must apologize to newsletter subscribers- I hit save instead of send and didn't realize until this morning. I am so sorry. I did post about it on my Facebook page, so I highly recommend following that (I update it most frequently) if you're looking for shop update news and more.
I've got one more update before Christmas on 12/23 scheduled, but after that- Christmas Vacation!!! I'll be *away* from woolyworking from 12/24-1/2, and will resume carding in the new year. My shop will still be shop-able and fiber will ship out within 2-3 business days as usual, but my carders will be off-line and my dyepots dormant for about a week and a half.
Next year, I'm going to be doing something a little different- just once. I'm going to have an update consisting of earthy/subtle/natural colors only. Of course, my naturally colored fibers are limited, so I'll be dyeing various shades of soft browns, charcoals, blacks, reds, greens, and very gentle floral tones. This update will probably be the first one of 2012. It's a challenge to myself to try something out of my usual palette, though I know I'll return to brights and saturated hues quickly afterwards.
In other news, my little Ingrid turned two this month. All of the cliche phrases fit- she's the light of my life, my little ray of sunshine, and my reason for chugging along when life throws me rough spots. I can't imagine how my life existed without her, and I feel so lucky to have an opportunity to be a Mum.
I'd also like to wish you all a very Happy Hannukah, Merry Christmas, and a Fabulous New Year! May all of your winter days be filled with the warmth of love and the joy of drama-free family get-togethers. Thank you all for being my friends, family, "co-workers," and inspirations.