Tuesday, December 30, 2008
The New Year starts tomorrow. My Danish friend said that their custom is to jump off of something into the New Year at midnight. This seemed like a good custom to adopt, so I usually choose a chair. I'd also like to heat up the sauna, and maybe make a snowball lantern, with a candle in the yard in front of the sauna.
Otherwise, I've been chopping and piecing wool remnants and leftover handwoven pieces
into house potholders, and house pillows. I've been making them up as I go, and I think I'm not done yet. The yellow house pillow is filled with organic buckwheat hulls, and can be heated in the microwave for a few minutes to make a delightful warm addition under the covers, or to warm cold hands. Still, the days after Christmas are always a bit of a let down. Maybe we'll have to put some newspaper shoes on Mama Kitty, which is always a funny thing to do, and will cheer us up.