I have no plans to drop off the face of the internet again anytime soon, but it's been a rough week & I'm not feeling so chatty.
Lately, we are a stressed-out household, busy wrangling various important deadlines & hoping that someday soon one or the other of us will not be sneakily working through "family movie night," & then on Tuesday we got the not-unexpected but still crushing news that the time had come to put our sweet old bean of a cat to sleep.
She was almost seventeen, had a lovely life until she started quickly declining these last few months, & I am grateful to feel sure that we made the best choice for her. (Local folks, I cannot recommend the Cat Clinic of Seattle highly enough for the care they gave her over the years & the support they gave all of us at the end.) I still miss her, though. (The children, on the other hand, are already asking for kittens. This is less cold-hearted than it sounds, since China predated them by quite a few years & was almost completely disinterested in even being in the same room with them, ever.)
Anyway, I do have some things to share: a final picture of the kindergarten auction project + a little tutorial about the kind of printing we did; instructions for a cute girl-sized kerchief; some more PMC work, some more quilting, things like that.
But, next week, I think.