Hello friends! Please forgive my recent hiatus. I went to California with plans to post regularly but the palm trees voodoo’d me into distraction. And by “distraction” I mean slothful consumption of sunshine and Dr. Pepper ice cream floats by the pool. Not to worry – ample details to follow!
Also. On the excuses front, there was a major meltdown on the backend of my site’s server. If you came here in the last two weeks and it was down or it looked like another site (yeah – that was weird, right?) I apologize. Finger crossed it’s fixed for good now but stranger things have happened. Then the fun part – I came back to Chicago to find a water pipe at my studio froze and exploded and it was horrible and I cried and the good times keep rolling.
But I digress. It’s Monday, it’s a new week, and Carson and Mrs. Hughes got married (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) on Downton Abbey last night so I’m going to be a happy camper IF IT KILLS ME.
Now. Let’s get back to the previously scheduled program of being awesome.
This 93-year-old granny models her granddaughter’ weavings like a champ!
The pigment library to end all pigment libraries lives at Harvard, thus, I’ll be needing a reason to visit Boston asap. Thank you.
Ann of Green gables is coming back with thanks to one of the writers from breaking bad and i’m ready to LOSE MY MIND.
This is what I’m wearing through March. Save your judgements for your cold, puffy parka coat laughing in the corner.
Dogs with flower crowns. Need I say more?
Also! An update! Some of you asked if I’m doing another Valentine swap this year. The answer is YES, but I’m going to need to change up the format a little. I’ll be honest, nearly 10% of last year’s participants reported a problem with sending or receiving one or more Valentines and that is NOT COOL. For anyone. Especially my inbox. Most of this is the result of people who decide to pull out at the last minute, or people who didn’t take it seriously in the first place. I’m thinking if I add a small obstacle to make it harder to sign up (don’t hate me)…we can separate the wheat from the chaff. Sidenote: Is it chaff? Or shaff? Or maybe it’s shaft? I’m not sure but spellcheck says shaff is not a real word and chaff sounds vaguely farmish to me so I’m keeping it. The point being, as much as I would love the swap to keep growing in size, I would rather see it go small if it meant all those participating got what they signed up for.
Some people suggested a small entrance donation, while others suggested changing it to an ‘by invitation only’ basis for people who participated successfully in the past. Neither one of those sounds appealing to me right now, but I’m open to suggestion. Thoughts? Either way, I’m keeping the signup window short. Expect to see something something the last week of January. Holy cow I just typed that out and that is next week. Oufff.
Did I mention? Happy Monday!