I steered clear of specific resolutions this year -- not because I think they're bad -- I just think some general improvements are in order. I want to be better at running my business, which has always come in second to everything else in my life. I need to be a little more professional. So I am spending January doing desk work instead of hooking. I need to take an inventory of what I have to offer and make a new spread sheet for this year. I need to have two cutters and my beloved Bernina sewing machine repaired. I have to fill out and send in applications for some rug shows and fiber festivals. I talked a wood carver into carving hooks out of beautiful woods and I need to set up an arrangement with him to sell them. I have to figure out my Mail Chimp account woes so I can send out newsletters to my customers. And I have a new idea for some non-hooked stuff (which is why I need my sewing machine repaired) that I have to make prototypes of. And, as always, I need to clean my studio. So I am busy -- just not busy making rugs or resolutions.
My guild, the Peconic Ruggers, had their holiday party on Saturday, so I did hook there. We had a good time -- lots of chatter, lots of food, lots of lovely rugs.