Saturday, November 19, 2011

closing a window, opening a door

 I know it's usually the other way round...but as Small Meadow Press feels so very insubstantial right now, and the possibilities of what I am creating online seem so fits. Besides, I so love all that opening a door evokes. 

But first, to the closing of a window...
I've been uncluttering to the deepest level in my studio, and found yet another little stash of things, tho' this is truly the last of it. And as I have made the decision that I can't manage any printing and designing this year, including my calendar and planner-to-be, this will be all I have to offer in the way of papery delights. It felt so sad to come to that decision, but the relief that accompanied the sadness convinced me that it was right. I hope that the calendar making isn't over for good, so will wait and watch and see how life unfolds.

So in the next few weeks,
I will be doing a bit of cutting and folding, lots of sorting and plan to have a number of envelopes of Small Meadow Press miscellany for sale-here-in early December. Each envelope will be filled with an assortment of notecards, prints, little cards, bookmarks, letter paper, envelopes, Easter and Christmas things...all that I have found, parceled out into equal portions. It has been really lovely to have little piles and boxes of my old creations sitting here and there around the house. I am so fond of them and grateful for all they represent...what grew between me and each of you, in our common love of beauty and usefulness...

And I hope we can continue that journey when I open the door to my latest endeavor in the New Year. Just a glimpse I've shared above, a tiny taste of what I have been working on over the past months, sure to change as I continue to learn and figure out and play with words and images and ideas. I think...I hope...I am past the worst of the nuts and bolts part of it and can get on with the heart of it...the pages, the corners to fill and adorn, the tasks and topics to plan and arrange. And with any luck (not a word I usually use, but honestly, when it comes to computer-y things, it seems appropriate!), New Years Day will find me waiting by that door, ready to welcome you in.

If you are not already subscribed to receive an email when there is fresh news here, you might like to sign up in the upper left corner of this post. Then you will most easily and quickly be informed of the details of my last little sale and then more glimpses and news of the next chapter...

*the sale has now come and gone, but I've left this post up and will be posting about my new creation very soon!*


Salina said...

I so miss your lovely little shop Small Meadow Press. I so love the things I've bought from you in the past.:) Thanks for keeping us updated on what you are doing.:)

kkkkaty said...

You will have a more relaxing holiday by not having a deadline to worry about, and the glimpse of what is yet to be looks lovely...I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Trisha said...

Oh my! Can it be true that I'll be able to buy some of your lovely creations??? A dear friend just sent me a book, and inside the package she tucked in a few of your cards. She had no idea that I love Small Meadows Press! Her kindness was such a blessing. Looking forward to hearing more from you soon. May God bless you with a joyous Thanksgiving.

a pink-bee said...

Thank-you, for such a lovely update. Your papers look amazing~ Please put me down for a purchase once you put them up for sale ~ it's all I want for Christmas :) .
Have a haPPy day :)

Carolyne said...

It was so lovely to see you in my Reader, dear Lesley!

Your gracious spirit to the Necessities of this Time in Life is beautiful. And encouraging to me, as I too am coming to grips with those restraints in my own family.

I have always loved the metaphor of a door. I wait with happy expectation to hear what the view becomes.

Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving and quiet memories with those you love.

Hugs, Carolyne

Julie said...

Dearest Lesley,
It was wonderful finding your little message in my mailbox. Your latest endeavor looks so warm and cozy and I await with much anticipation. New topics and new conversations sound wonderful!

Thank for sharing your last bit of enveloped goodness with us. Parting is "sweet sorrow." :) But there are lovely surprises always around the corner, aren't there?

Hope you are having warm fires, hot cuppa's and sweet cuddles on these chilly evenings.
With thanksgiving,

Sea Angels said...

I shall look forward to that...all things change and move on and I know with your fabulous talent you will always be successful
Hugs Lynn xxx

Bonnie said...

You made me smile as I opened my emails after being gone.
My eyes lit up with joy!
Happy Thanksgiving.

sf said...

Did you get my paypal, lovely?