Winter Thoughts

It’s plain from my recent blogging record that at the moment I have absolutely nothing to say. Partly that I am aware how circular a lot of my day-to-day thinking is – I stand at my kitchen window while the kettle boils, contemplating the dead branch outside the window, and think that’s where the hummingbird likes to perch, I won’t cut it down – and every morning when the cat yowls in her demented way I wonder if she is in pain even though I have Googled “old cat howling” so many times I should know better. When I first open my eyes I check the weather outside, the level of the water, if the sun has risen, and whether it is visible or not, are we to be blessed with a sunrise? And so it goes.

New this year is my pleasure getting dressed at all my lovely new underwear – maybe I went a bit overboard? Same is the deep contentment at the first sip of coffee. New is my acceptance that my dear little business has taken off, that Rough Linen has taken wings and the nature of my plans for it are some of my happiest thoughts. Every day I get orders, requests for samples, and emails of appreciation – Wow! I absolutely love it.

This morning I ate my cereal by the fire, bare feet in the cat’s basket for warmth, before saddling up to visit a potential client on the Other Side, and if feeling brave I will visit Ikea to stock up on candles. It is easy to work in winter, to build something, to enjoy hot soup, music, the ritual of the fire, and settle in to cut and sew, and teaching my ladies on Wednesdays, who have come on in leaps and bounds. We have friends over, watch a film most nights, have cancelled DirectTV since we never watch it. I love this winter.

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6 Responses to Winter Thoughts

  1. Kathysue says:

    This all sounds so wonderfully peaceful and full of contentment. More power to you on this way of life. I love to cozy in for the winter and I too have some of your same thoughts but I don’t think I could ever be as eloquent as you are. have a wonderful weekend enjoying your very own special process,Kathysue

  2. If this is what’s going around in your brain, it sounds just fine to me. I’m so pleased business is healthy for you.

  3. Stitchfork says:

    Sounds like life is good! I’m still looking for a sense of order and calm after the holidays. And a break from ESPN 24/7 once all the guys get back to their universities! The notes of appreciation to you are well-deserved for the beautiful work you do – enjoy.

  4. kerrie says:

    For not having much to say, I like every word. Your winter days are familiar…mine are spent very much the same, yet I am painting while you are sewing. I watch the hummingbirds flutter in our garden fountain and I wonder, “isn’t it too cold for them?” We have not seen the sun for a week. But the fog is like a sheer curtain over the day to me. Though I miss the sun, I find the fog to be delicate in beauty. So happy for you and your business…it is truly wonderful! ox

  5. Melissah says:

    I’m an interior designer from Melbourne, Australia – I loved your blog, I found it very inspiring. This is all new to me but I have just set up my own blog
    scrapbook-melissah.blogspot.com
    You may like to check it out because I had so much fun doing it. It’s got a bit of everything fashion, interiors, food, travel spots – hopefully you will find something in there that you like.
    Thanks for providing me with such great entertainment!
    Cheers
    Melissah

  6. Lynne Kovan says:

    Your words are wonderfully soothing to me. Feet warmed in the cat’s basket sounds blissful. Soon, I shall retire and have similar thoughts I hope. So glad to hear your level of contentment……

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