I'm back at my desk sewing after a short hiatus. I had surgery in December and I fell in love with knitting again. After years of unfinished socks, sweaters, etc, I realized I was approaching knitting the wrong way. I was impatiently knitting away, then giving up because of the time it takes to see a project to completion. While recuperating I learned that all those knits and purls can be relaxing and wonderful.
Anyway, I am hoping to have an update in a couple of weeks. But I am distracted by the immense sadness I am feeling for the Japanese people as they struggle with horrifying events that have/are taking place. I lived in Japan for 6 years and went to kindergarten there so I have many fond memories. I also called New Zealand home for 3 years in my youth so I was saddened by the tragedies there, and now this. Thankfully the friends we still keep in touch with are okay. I can't help holding my two little ones close to me and remember that life is fragile and we are blessed everyday we are together.