Recently it was noted that I don't do a good job of keeping up on my blog. So true. And I really love my blog. It has been a pivotal project in my creative life. As a stay-at-home-mom with three very small boys, I felt isolated from other artsy-crafters when I began this blog, and isolated from friends in general. And then I discovered blogging, and suddenly my world opened up. This new-found world also changed how I viewed my photography - both literally and philosophically. And unlike many other bloggers, I've never not wanted to blog, I've never wanted to stop. I just... get busy. I actually got so busy, I forgot my new password for awhile - yikes!
A little of what I've got going on... Knitting like crazy, of course. I just finished a hat design for a friend, which turned into a pattern, just in time for a deadline. After that, I finished a smoke ring (cowl) design, which I want to keep, but won't. Just before that, I test knitted a beautiful cabled project for another designer, and it will be gift someday soon-ish.
I recently began collecting my knitting swatches as I stumble across them while straightening, and they've become a pretty little stack. I've been enamored with collections, actually, for quite awhile, so imagine my delight when I discovered I have a new one!
My garden is a bit better this year than last; my boys are growing up. We've been all over the western United States this year - Seattle, San Diego, Wyoming, South Dakota, Nebraska, Utah, Arizona! But you know; there's no place like home. I read a whole book in a weekend! I faced a major disappointment. And I have had time to savor friendships.
I look forward to sharing more about all these things. For now, though, they're just little swatches of stories in my head. More soon!