Where to begin? Am just re-emerging from a period of illness and then family bereavement, and it feels good to be back into the website, replying to a backlog of emails from potential customers (sorry!) and updating the stock levels.
New of Clive's death threw me into a period of wool dyeing and also (rather less
successful) home-baking. It's hard not to feel creative when you are surrounded by such great autumn colours.
I've attended two great woolly events in the last few weeks, which has helped with a sense of focus: Highland Wool and Textiles Festival and then St Abbs Wool Festival. It's easy to underestimate the amount of work that goes into making these events such a success until you are at the event and see how much needs to be co-ordinated and how much effort goes into the pre-event publicity.
At both events I had lots of lovely visitors to the Lammermuir Wool stand, and it's filled me full of enthusiasm for the year ahead.