The poll is over and the winner is quite clearly a publication. Of course the target audience of this poll was, ahem, weavers, who can make their own tea towels, thank you very much. :^)
However, it was interesting to see that there was some interest in a tea towel, too. And there is nothing to say that I can't actually do both now, is there?
The other number of note on the page is the number of page views since the blog was started in August of 2008. I never in my dreams expected any sort of readership. In many ways the blog is a diary of my daily addiction to weaving. It's a way for me to record some of the thoughts that rumble through my brain while I work in the studio. Or think about weaving. Or dream about it.
So thank you, dear readers. Thank you for coming along on the adventure. Thank you for your kind words in the comments section or in personal emails.
It's been a rocky road at at times, but we all have them. It's part of the human condition. But knowing I had a cheering section sending positive energy and good wishes helped get me through the worst.
You keep me inspired to keep spreading the word about the joy of textiles. In other words, it's all your fault I post as often as I do! (Well, you don't think I'm going to accept responsibility for my verbiage, do you???)
One more sleep until I leave with an overnight in Vancouver, then onwards to North Carolina. I am keeping fingers crossed that the polar vortex currently plaguing the eastern part of the continent weakens and the temperature warms up. The intent was to run away from winter, after all.
I'm very tardy getting my suitcase packed but have all morning tomorrow as well as much of the afternoon as my flight doesn't leave until 5 pm. Will post from the road when I can and perhaps one of the other students will help with that (right Cindy?)
Got a big bag full of books thanks to a couple of friends to enabled my reading habit with gift certificates, an even bigger pile of hemming, and a few items of clothing. Well, one can always wash the clothes... :^)
Currently reading Already Dead by Stephen Booth