I sewed quite a bit, read many books, made a few new friends, began hiking with a neighborhood group, attended an art retreat in Taos, made some art and bought some art, switched over to a western saddle and bridle with Nick and then switched back, dealt with a health condition which was affecting my energy level, joined an art guild in Tucson, and continued to improve my home. I also raged at Trump and Congress, fought my anger by eating, lost some readers because of my political views, spent too much time on Facebook and links, isolated from people, bought fabric and patterns to try to light my inner light again...
and here we are.
It was a good year because many of us are AWAKE now. We are not cynical-we are enraged. We are engaged.
I believe the best thing I can do is support Democrats who are running for office from county to national spots. I hope that is where you are also.
I must focus on living my life as well as resisting. So, here is some of 2017:
With my walker and sporting my Lorianne blouse.
New Look 6150 made in early 2017 and worn occasionally.
V1261 one of my favorite tops.
One of the three incisions on my leg-this is upper thigh and there is another above and one at my knee. This was post op 8 weeks? It is almost unnoticeable now.
One of the many acrylic skins I made. I still have not been able to use them successfully in other art because I work small and these are big patterns.
Summer haircuts, trail rides through our neighborhood wash (the Canada del Oro), CA trip and some sewing. oh, and a lizard because...Tucson.
A little book with metal goodies.
I ice dyed a scarf.
Wishing all of you a Happy New Year, and that you stay focused on being positive and helpful in these trying times!