New Year, New Energy

It has been a while since I’ve posted on here.  I’m sure all two of the people who follow me here have been wondering what’s up with me.

The short story is that I was suffering from a very bad case of depression.  I did not work on very many things last year.  I didn’t write about anything because of the depression.  I have found two things that are doing a good job in helping the depression go away; one is an over the counter supplement, the other is good counseling from a counselor who regularly kicks my butt.

In the past couple of months, I’ve started to want to work on my art and my crafts again.  I’ve pinned so many things to Pinterest, things that inspire me, things I want to do, and things that just look really cool.

As I said in the title, it’s a new year, and I have new energy.  I have decided the first things I’m going to work on and complete are my UFOs — those UnFinished Projects I have laying around.  Some of them are over 11 years old (I’m looking at you, Cloak of Doom), some about 6 years old (a lavender suit jacket I started to make and then never finished), some a year or less (lace cuffs and a couple of doublets that have been cut out for a couple months).

So my first priorities are to finish those things.  After that, I want to really start thinking out of the box with my art.  Yes, as long as I do period recreations on my needle lace, there will be a certain amount of flat things (handkerchiefs, cuffs, things like that), but I also want to do some 3-D needle lace items.  I want to push my limits on color and shape and size, while staying in needle lace.

Yeah, that’s a lot for a year, but I’ve got the energy now to do it all.

Hope all y’all will enjoy the pictures I put up, as soon as I take pictures of everything!

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