News from the Home Front…

I really meant to be blogging more now that I’m back from my visit to the Pacific Northwest.

First, I want to say that the past week has proven to me that I am truly blessed. I may have been kept from blogging (more on that later) but I am very pleased with the outcomes of all the adversity. I want to apologize for my absence. I won’t go into details, but the quick and dirty story is as follows:

  • Went to Seattle to discuss health issues with my aging father. He’s agreed to move out here, and now we’re just trying to figure out how.  In the process we drove down to my old haunt in Eugene, OR and I got to talk to Mindy and her family at the needlework shop, as well as many of my old friends. It was like I’d never left!
  • Last Friday, my husband and my godson were in a car accident, and while they are fine, the schedule’s been kind of messed up as we’re down to one car for transportation again.
  • I entered, on a lark, drawn by the promise of Sharon Boggon‘s handdyed threads, her contest to guess how long her sampler has become now that she’s stitched all of them together. Six inches wide and 33 feet 2 inches. I guessed 33 feet, and along with two others, won! I’ll post pictures of the pretties when they arrive!

Back at the beginning of the century (hee, that sounds so… ancien regime!) I wrote an article on stitching with overdyed and variegated threads. I found that article yesterday, and am working on two things. I’m updating it a little bit with some new products I’ve noticed since then, and I’ll post it as several blog entries AND a downloadable pdf that you can put in your personal library. It’s got a couple of small patterns I designed in it to try out some of the techniques as well.

Hopefully I’ll be able to get that posted soon, as well as updates about the trip, and where we go from here!

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