New year, new blog, new voice. That’s the theme I’m going with. Because shit went seriously sideways in 2016 and I’m still reeling from the aftermath.
A bit of background- I make stuff. Mostly using sticks and string, but I also make the string. And sometimes I like to dye stuff. Or sew stuff. Or do the science and turn water, lye and fats into soap. Or wire and beads into useful tools for making stuff with sticks and string. So I make stuff. A lot. Because in addition to making stuff, I suffer from an inability to sit still and my focus is sketchy if my hands aren’t kept busy. So I channel that into socks, sweaters, scarves, whatever the mood strikes me to make. But I’m always making things. My hubby likes to tell me I’d make a great hippy, but…
The but is the rub (but… rub… BUTT RUB! HA! I kill me. But also I digress). Cuz while I love to make stuff and be self sufficient, I also tend conservative politically. It used to be this just made me an odd duck, to be scoffed at but generally tolerated as long as I kept my mouth shut most of the time. The 2016 Presidential Election changed things. Instead of odd duck, I seem to have officially graduated to pariah. Which makes it really hard to be friends with my friends.
SO basically we get here because I’m sick of sticking to “safe” subjects. No where in my crafting life (which has expanded to cover most forms of social media at this point since many of my knitting and spinning friends are not local to me) do I have the freedom to say whatever is on my mind no matter the subject. So it was time for a new blog. Where I have no followers with reason to flounce out if I wanted onto a topic they dislike. This one’s just for me. If someone reads it, great, if not, whatev. I’m finding ME again and that’s all that matters. This is my shout into the void. If you read it, say hey!