Hey, it sounds like your patterns have started arriving in the mail! I finished making this one a few weeks ago and have been enjoying it. I particularly like wearing it as a backpakc and having my hands free to carry Ms. Tsia when we ride the subway or when she insists she needs to be UP. She went with me to pick up more hardware for the patterns today and enjoyed herself so much that when we left she insisted we stop at more stores as well. My kind of girl! We managed to run another errand and stop at The City Bakery for a pastry on the way home, which is way more than I can usually expect from a morning out with the kiddo.
This week we're celebrating a mini-vacation at our house; Todd starts a new job next Monday, so he's enjoying a little break beforehand. I'm spending a little time with him as well as catching up on some neglected items on my To Do list. And we'll be visiting some friends in New Jersey later in the week. But mostly I'm working on a secret project.
So no, I haven't disappeared from the blog. At least permanently, anyway. I'll be back as often as I can for a while. And I'll spill the beans on the secret soon, too. Stay tuned.
The embroidery turned out ok, didn't it? It helped when I was teaching the class and giving demonstrations because otherwise the printed lining with a plain exterior made it difficult for everyone to remember which fabric was the outside and which was the inside.
I can't decide if it verges on hippie, though. Certainly, if I had added macrame straps there would be no question.