Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Up and Running...at last

                                                   Hello Lovelies. 
                         Is it too late to wish you a Happy New Year?

2015 may no longer be brand spanking new, but it is still fairly shiny so I wish you a very happy, healthy and creative year ahead.

Sorry I have been missing-in-action for a while. December ran away from me and January hit the ground running....well almost. In recent years I have found the beginning of the year really difficult, dark and emotionally challenging. Like many people, it takes me a while to shake off the old year and embrace the new.

                                           I'm getting there gradually. 

It's been difficult to balance this weighted-down feeling with the busy-ness and demands that the last few weeks have brought.

Last weekend gave me a big kick up the backside! Mr Dotty and I took up the Couch 2 5k challenge last summer and very gradually began running. We built it up slowly with a  few ups and downs along the way. We were very proud to take part- and finish- a 7 kilometre run at Lyme Park on Saturday as part of a series of National Trust Night Runs. It was challenging, fun and a great experience, running up and down hills, through the woods, splashing through boggy mud with a crowd of around 300 other runners wearing head torches. I loved it!!

                 We were very proud to receive our medals at the end.:)

So when I feel like I'm wading through treacle, I can look back at this and remember that I can achieve lots even if it takes me a little time. What achievements are you proud of?

I have been working hard on a commission and also work for Ten Plus Textiles, but there seem to be so many distractions. Does anyone else dream of having a studio at the bottom of the garden?!

patchwork background with applique

                                           work in progress

                           I'll show you the finished piece soon.

                                   Have a good week