As 2023 begins, I’m sure we’re all hoping that the pandemic, despite its new variants, will no longer be a threat and that we can fully resume our lives. As with all new years’, 2023 brings a metaphorical blank slate, ready for our new, improved selves. I’ve never been a believer in New Year’s resolutions, and I hope you aren’t either. They’re just one more opportunity to beat ourselves up over resolutions that are meant to address often non-existent problems. Still, it’s good to prod yourself, by whatever method, to get outside your comfort zone and try new things.
One possibility is presented in our article International Neighbors Crafts and Crafters and is the theme of our IN Day this month (see the poster with all the information about IN Day below). Melissa, Shirley, Kamlesh and Phyllis talk about their hobbies and, if you’re interested, I’m sure they would be happy to tell you more about and even show you how to do them.
A family and cultural tradition is explained by Gina in Celebrating the New Year with a Traditional Korean Soup; she even provides the recipe!
Robyn gives an adaptable recipe that can be either a cocktail or a mocktail in A Craft Cocktail/Mocktail for the New Year.
And finally, Jolanta writes about a former member in A Tribute to Sue Tons.
I and the whole Newsletter Team wish you a very Happy New Year!