You know that it's been too long since you've posted when readers start to e-mail you and ask if everything is all right, or if your blog is defunct. Thanks for your concern, really. All is well. Just busy. There are many things keeping me occupied of late, but most of the busy-ness concerns the issue houses, or homes, as it were.
We (and by this royal pronouncement, I really mean Special K) decided to renovate our downstairs bathroom. There was nothing wrong with it, really. He just wanted to tear it apart and re-do it, I guess we all can't find fulfillment in quilting.
I didn't have that much to do with this whole process. I did help pick out sink fixtures, and as any designer will tell you, that really is the most important part of the process (I have no idea, I am making that up, but it sounds about right).
Shortly after the bathroom was completely done, We (please to note royal pronouncement and above disclaimer) decided that We should get a new house three towns away. So we put an offer on a house and then put our house, the one we are currently living in, with the new sink fixtures, on the market. And then We started packing out our house to stage it.
My home has been turned upside down. I can't find anything. My books are organized in such a way that while they look pretty, finding anything is impossible (I might have broken out in hives as the real estate agent gleefully started assaulting my books). And my craft studio is so organized that it isn't even useful to me at this point (if you live in organized chaos, this makes perfect sense to you, if you don't well, use your imagination). This is a problem, because Halloween is around the corner and I have to make things...and I can not find scissors.
But there has been no navel gazing. I have actually completed quite a few projects. And I will start telling you about them next week. But for now, I need to find a another new home. Not for me, for some yarn.
I celebrated a blog anniversary at the end of August, it was a quiet internal celebration of self-reflection, ahem. In any case, this blog turned 4, and better to celebrate late than never. I have two skeins of yarn. One is novamade (hey, that's me!) handspun(worsted weight, about 100 yards in pinks, oranges and yellows--the fiber is New Zealand Perrendale) and the other is a fingering weight merino/cashmere blend from the Knittery (I bought this a while ago when the seller was in Australia and sold hand-dyed yarn) in the Orchid color way. To get a shot to win the two skeins, you just need to tell me what major things are going on in your life right now that might be hindering your crafty pursuits. Just leave a comment on this post by noon (EST) October 15th. We will either do the random number generator or one of my kids will pull the name out of a hat or something, they seem to be into that sort of thing right now.