I seem to have wandered off. For about...six months. Hm. But have I showed you this?
I appreciate, so much, the emails and comments over the last months asking if my abrupt departure from this conversation meant bad news for me or my family. It is lovely to know that you care! The answer is no, everything is fine here, and that's the problem.
See, I used to have a couple of hours every day to work on projects that I could then excitedly show you and you would talk to me about and we could thus feed our creativity together. I love that. It's exciting for me. But somehow, between the new baby, the new house that needs considerable fixin', and the four other children at home and abroad with me always, that time has disappeared. From time to time I look back over some of our projects together and think, what fun we had! We should do more of that! And we should, but just at the moment, I'm spending all day every day pouring finger-paints, building furniture, coming to see "this neat thing!", reading books, singing lullabies, and falling into bed at the end of every day exhausted. It's good exhausted. It's fulfilled exhausted, but it leaves little time for sewing fun, and I thought I ought to let you know.
So. For now, while I'm off being a homemaker, the website here will remain as it is. Which means that ordering of patterns and lessons will work, but that I won't be around to update the blog (although I do read and treasure every comment you ever leave). E-mail me and I'll do my best to answer. Maybe someday I'll come back and we'll take up where we left off. Maybe at some point I'll gather up all the information here and put it into a book, at which point I'll probably become intensely guarded and growly and snap at anybody who tries to get it from me. Which makes a good case for getting my goods while the gettin's good, as it were.
No matter what happens, though, you'll know about it. I've loved the fun we've had together and miss it. See that baby face up there? It needs kissing.