Author: Elaine

Second Verse, Same as the First

So 2020 was a doozy. And 2021 is shaping up to be a lot of the same, at least here. Where I live, vaccinations are slowly rolling out but healthy average folks won’t get them before fall here and I’m not in a rush to do Regular Life before then. Which means, probably, a lot of my 2021 will be like my post March 2020: sticking close to home, wearing a mask, and not doing shows or classes.


This isn’t entirely awful for my work – I got a lot of things done that I had been putting off like my YouTube channel – and that’ll be the same again this year: I’ll have the chance to work at items that are tangential to my regular work and that’s neat.

So here’s a to a better year for the world !

(photo: Chloe, Ro the Cat, 2020 Christmas tree which survived Ro the cat)

Life After Orders

Phew! There was a couple weeks of busy orders there! It sort of, kind of, made up for not being able to do my little slate of winter craft shows. Now I have to crank through the bits and ends that accumulated while I made orders. You see when someone orders a dozen of something I often make 24. And why not make a few more of the similar ones? I toss them in little buckets and they progress through the system. And that’s how I end up with the little buckets are full of To-Do things that need doing.

As long as you don’t let the buckets get full the system works pretty well! These were all: To Hole and then To Varnish bucket beads. Now sitting in my shop.