February 20th, 2014
It's been a while since the last update but it's tax season here, and Emily is doing our biz taxes herself this year, which has required a lot of research and consultations with the accountant for final error-checking, plus learning tax software, etc... and in our case, the rather ridiculous addition of having to get a Windows computer since the tax software package we needed isn't available for Macs! Ergo, after about 8-9 years, I have a Windows (7) box in the house again. I look forward to making a toy of it once the important money stuff gets done.
But, that's not why you're reading this! New pipes are up. The big addition is the amber Talbert Cutty that I've been posting teaser photos of on our Facebook and Twitter feeds. Also, there are five new Ligne Bretagnes posted, in an unusual mix of offbeat styles alongside some reliable favorites.
February 1st - Kicking off the month with a small update this weekend. I had planned to wait a while longer before the next update, but one of the previous sales ended up falling through so I had an extra LB to put back on the site, and figured I'd just go ahead and post what was ready now. The new Ligne Bretagne Collector (First of 2014!) is a thing to see...
January 28th - Back again with another update, this time a fairly major one. I explain it further in the description of the pipe itself, but suffice to say, I'm indulging in a very long-held dream this month by posting a new Halloween pipe for 2014. For many years now, I've often said that if I had my best wish, I'd do nothing but make Halloween pipes all year round. That's still not going to happen any time soon, but this year I'm moving one step closer to that goal by beginning to post Halloween pipes throughout the year - Every month can be Halloween! Well, as my time and inspiration allow, anyway. My goal is to leave open some free space for sudden attacks of creativity, so that if and when a design idea strikes, I can make it and post it, instead of having to cram all of my Halloween pipe work into September and October. I'm sure I'll still do more Halloween pipes during those months, but now I'm going to be making them as I have the ideas for them, and I hope it will be fun for me and my buyers alike.
Also new are four more Ligne Bretagnes, so there's certainly something for everyone at either end of my price range!
January 15th - Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a great holiday season and that your 2014 is off to a marvelous start, especially all you brave souls who have just signed up for gym memberships! I write this first update of the year while sitting here wearing my new Gunnar Optiks computer glasses... What a concept! I'm hoping they will help with the eye fatigue I get sometimes on days like today when I spend most of the day sitting in front of a computer screen instead of a workbench. I swear, I don't know how office people do it - It's amazing how tiring it can be just staring at a monitor all day. In any case, I'm here with new pipes posted! There are six new Ligne Bretagnes to kick off the year, and one fabulous green Talbert sandblasted poker, complete with my own custom-blended and cast stem material. That should get 2014 going on a positive note!
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