Things are winding down now towards the end of the year. Time to tidy up, sort out and clear the head, ready for the new season. I know we are in the middle of doom and gloom with the recession and the credit crunch, but we soldier on, and hope that our creativity doesn't desert us, and we rise to the challenges of the New Year with a host of fresh new designs for our cards.
A little bit of R and R over Christmas should help. We will close the door on the workshop for a few days, and join the rest of the country on our respective settees in front of the telly, fuelled with tasty bites and a glass or two, catch up with our family and walk off the excesses along the beach.
Then when it's all getting too much, I'll sneak back into the workshop, open my sketch pad, tip out all the fabrics and threads and happily become absorbed in creating the "new designs".
I hope all who read this have a happy time over the festive season.
Merry Christmas and all the best for 2009.