Warmest Holiday Wishes from All the Wisehearts!
~ Sandi, Melody, Tim, Ben, and Tessa
Hi there…remember me?
Several of you have written me over the months and months of endless COVID to ask me how I am, when I am going to start blogging again…and where the heck the bust dart tutorials are. Your letters touch me, make me laugh, and sometimes make me cry from the kind words you send my way.
Just so you know: I’ve been listening.
So very many of you have asked me to start posting again, and I want you to know I hear you. I’ve been thinking about why I blog, and what I want to blog about, and what kind of posts I want to write…and I realized I was overthinking. Sure, there were times when I was wonderfully organized at Interweave and had a schedule of what to write when, but mostly…mostly what I start out writing about is not what I end up writing about. And often what I end up with is better than whatever I might have gotten had I followed my original pre-planned path forward.
I came up with some words which describe my values and intentions with respect to my little corner of the internet. Maybe they are super-corny…but see what you think—after all, this blog is for you as well as for me.
Community. Respect. Caring. Crafty Excellence. Compassion. Storytelling. Seeing. Listening. And, of course: Cats.
It’s not a grand mission statement, but those are some of the words that describe what I want this blog to be about. (And yes. This means I am re-starting my blog writing. EEP!)
It’s been such a long time…and you know what I’d like? I’d like to hear from you (in the comments) about how you are doing, how you survived the past couple of years, what you’ve made that you are proudest of, and whatever else you’d like to share. And if there is anything in particular you’d like me to address, fire away. Cat photos welcome!
Speaking of which…
Here are the troublemakers, playing with their Christmas Catnip. (And yes…there are three this year instead of four. We lost our beloved Dusty the night of April 20/21 last spring. He was so special that he deserves a blog post of his own at some point, but my heart still hurts too much.) I had put together a little container of treats coated in catnip, and oooooh, myyyy. I nearly lost a finger in the excitement which followed!
All right, folks. Dinner calls; then a walk through the park with all its holiday lights. May there be joy and love and light in your life this New Year’s weekend. (Also: BE SAFE.)
~ Sandi (more photos next time…)