The last couple of months have been busy, wonderfully busy but busy. Then came my two favourite days of the year -- the anticipation of Christmas Eve followed by a chaotic Christmas morning and a peaceful Christmas day and evening.
Now the year is winding down. As we prepare for a new year, I realize just how much I enjoy the last week of the old year. I enjoy the lack of schedule to our days while at the same time returning to a slower rhythm. Late, slow mornings spent enjoying an extra cup of coffee and another chapter in my book. A mug of tea and knitting in the evening. Moments of making throughout the day for no other reason than the making itself.
Several weeks ago, inspired by the shorter days and longer nights, the idea to make a simple beeswax candle popped into my head. So while I prepared for the holidays, this idea was in the back of my mind. What will I use for a mold? How big should I make the candle? A couple of days ago, armed with beeswax and an idea, I made myself a little candle.
A candle in a cup with which to light the winding down moments of my year. I hope a little light is shining on you all as you say good bye to one year and welcome another.