Saturday, May 17, 2014

I'm Still Here! Really, I Am!

It's a chilly spring morning and I'm sitting here, sipping my cup of coffee ... and wanting so desperately to let you all know that I'm still here!
I've been through a lot these few months ... culminating in my dear Dad's death in the early morning hours of St. Patrick's Day. I've not had a proper post about him because I've just not been able to bring myself to do it yet ... just like I can't seem to pull myself together to give his clothing away and sort through all of his stuff. Maybe, in the back of my mind, I have a strange feeling that if I leave everything just as it was, maybe he's not really gone forever to this world, but maybe he's just visiting someone and will return. I know, I know, it's ridiculous, but there it is.
I have lots of ideas for new patterns and  projects, but probably my most time-consuming project is the fact that I went back to work (full time, no less!) as a copywriter ... after 26 years of being a stay-at-home mom! I'm not the only one, it seems, who has gone back to work ... after children have gone on to college ... and elderly parents have, sadly, passed away.
So there are many stories I have yet to share ... and a new rescue dog added to the pack, as well (a little Shiba Inu who gets along famously with Sophie, our doodle-mix rescue) ...
But for now, I just wanted to assure anyone with questions about my patterns, or anyone new to my blog or my website The Pattern Box, that I'm still here! And still loving knitting and crafts and being creative and still wanting to share what I can with you!
Thanks for listening and stay posted!