Friday, April 18, 2003

Poor, neglected little blog...I admit to neglect the last few weeks. As soon as April 1 arrived, all of us at our office went into Income Tax Overdrive, and I come home each night feeling like a wet noodle -- not even intelligent enough to post to the blog! Combine that with sleeping poorly and not enough time for much needlework, or a coupla rows of knitting, or cutting strips for that baby quilt I want to make, and My Blog and I are in sad and sorry shape indeed! :-(

That said, I still manage to read a bit on the commuter train, and have found another lovely book -- The Sewing Room: Uncommon Reflections on Life, Love and Work, by (Rev.) Barbara Cawthorne Crafton. One of my heroines, Madeleine L'Engle, said of this book, "A lovely book...honest, funny, sad...impossible to put down." She's right -- though I have rationed myself to one reading per train trip. A box of chocolates worthy of savouring! (Morehouse Publishing, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 1997).

I have also been going on a bit of a spree (it must relieve the stress!) and have been buying fabric (ShopHop #7), yarn (sock yarn from a mill just outside Calgary), some variegated superwash from the odd book (like the one above, plus Viking Knits -- absolutely gorgeous patterns with "Celtic" overtones)...The list of projects grows daily.

To add to the mix, the father of my daughter's boyfriend, Jonathan, died on Wednesday evening after a long battle with mycoses fungoides -- an extremely rare type of non-Hodgkins lymphoma. It has been hard on all of us; he was only in his early 50's, and we are very fond of the entire family. There are only 3,000 or so with this type of cancer in Canada...and the MF Foundation is in the US (nothing in Canada that I have found). In addition to praying for comfort for J. and his family, we plan to donate to the MFF to help in research in this particularly nasty lymphoma.

Today the beloved (and patient!) FiberArts Bloggers reminded me that I have yet to put their link on this BlogSite, so... you will find the link below, and again (I hope) on the sidebar!

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