Another year has passed and another begun. Do you make new year resolutions? I haven't been in the practice of making resolutions. That would entail making goals and trying to stick to them. I'm good at this in business but not so much for myself perhaps.
My year end for my business is September of each year and having come from working 37 years in the corporate world, I've learned a thing or two and one thing that has stuck with me is strategic planning. If you don't outline where you want to be in 5-10 years time, and assign goals on how to get there year by year, you won't ever progress.
One of my business objectives was to get my web page updated and in the hands of a company that can ensure they are looking out for my best interests. To that end, it has taken a few months but finally over the Christmas holidays this was completed. I'm not aware of any technical difficulties so if you find anything that doesn't seem right or doesn't work, I'd sure appreciate you letting me know.
I was hoping to have all of my products updated last week but I took sick and didn't get a thing done frankly. I did read 3 books though which is amazing to me as it has been a long time since I've read a book and I've missed reading so much.
I have a few more objectives for this year to increase online sales traffic and update my Etsy store.
The feature picture at the beginning of this blog is of our dog Charlie over the holidays, he was sleeping so sound and looked so comfy and cute I had to share this photo, just makes me smile.
I didn't do any rug hooking over the holidays, so I'm anxious to get back to that. I have only one outstanding rug to be worked on but a zillion others I want to begin. Below is my blueberry field rug completed and on the wall.
I am excited to share that I will be vending at the Nova Scotia, Rug Hooking Guild, Rug School, May 2nd, 2020 in Halifax at Mount Saint Vincent. I will be there only for the day so even if you aren't going to rug school and you are in the area, I hope you will drop in to see me!
Christine Antle shared the below pictures of her recent rug she finished. She wanted me to see how my wool looked in this piece. This was a free pattern from the Rug Hooking magazine. I think it looks awesome and how wonderful is that fluffy back of the pillow? Perfect for burying your face into it.
Krista Taylor shared the below rug she designed and hooked using some of my hand dyed wool. It is lovely as well.
I so enjoy receiving pictures of rugs finished or in progress using my hand dyed wool fabric or yarns so I thank you for that.
Our Tuesday, Town & County Thrummers hooking group will be meeting here at the studio starting back up this week, Tuesday, January 7th, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Have an awesome week everyone!