Yes, I am still here. We made it through the winter and I have let all of the summer pass without checking in here at all. The time has been filled with the ever-present distractions of our work-a-day worlds and taking care of hearth and home.
Our kids fill our hearts with the joys and trials of their busy young lives. Celia is now engaged to her young man, Jakob. They are planning a wedding in a little over a year and both are busy with demanding jobs. Joseph keeps our heads spinning with his musical adventures. He is just now off to Buffalo, NY to play with the symphony there after spending the summer in Vermont at the Marlboro Chamber Music Festival.
Patrick and I have both celebrated birthdays in the past 6 weeks and we are toying with ideas for retirement. Though it is still a few years down the road we want to plan ahead, check out lots of options and prepare for change. Change is good! Share your best ideas and advice, please.
My fiber life has been all but nonexistent the past 8 months! That may be contributing to my undercurrent of restlessness. So I am resolving to use the burst of renewal I always feel in the fall to get back to the fiber art activities that I love.
Here is the beginning of a new stitched piece. I have been playing with random stitches and color, just using sewing thread and designing as I go. Trying to be spontaneous on this little trial piece. I promise a picture of the completed work soon!
Happy fall . . . . . keep creating . . . . . I will be back soon.