I haven't stitched anything at all for about seven months. Over the summer and fall, we log a lot of road miles tending to our family's summer cottage rentals seven hours away, and knitting projects just proved to be more portable. I meant to pick it up again when we came back from Thanksgiving and life settled down again, but what I picked up instead were some nasty bugs: a strep infection and a bad case of bronchitis took me out for almost three weeks. That was promptly followed by the Great Ice Storm of 2013 that took out our electrical service for a whopping ten days, and right now I need to go out and deal with the aftermath of the Great Arctic Blast that dumped sixteen inches of snow on us over the weekend. The forecasters say it might actually *rain* this coming weekend, and if I don't chisel out my car before then, I probably won't be able to move it again until the entire mess melts. I never realized the day would come where 18 degrees outside would actually feel like a mini heat wave, but here we are.
This has been a very weird winter. I devoutly hope it never happens again.
But Before That....I promised to post a picture of Rachel Jarrat, Band 7. Only, Blogger is refusing to let me insert a picture. It insists that I sign in to my online storage - which I don't have - and then tells me the feature is unavailable, please try again later.