Reports of My Death

are greatly exaggerated. I’m not dead – just exhausted. Every September, I brace myself for the chaos that is “back to school.” This year, I had the outlay of cash well in hand, but couldn’t get myself into schedule mode. We have ballet, ice hockey, homework, various social groups, etc (you know it doesn’t look like so much when it’s written down…). I also have taken the plunge and am taking a Statistics course to ramp up to graduate school. I want to transfer the grade, so I’m being extra special anal about doing all the homework and being teacher’s pet. I’m quite sure everyone in the class hates me – do I care? (okay, maybe a little) Anyway, there are dirty dishes all over the house, the laundry isn’t done, and the dust bunnies are very threatening. Go check out Curlypurl – she’s done a few entries that could have been written by me (if I were that together).

As a result of the chaos, I haven’t been working on much. I do have a finished sweater! Okay, it’s a baby sweater that I started back in May – but it’s progress.

It’s for my newest friend Bobby (here’s where I would insert the picture of a very cute baby, but my e-mail’s down right now – maybe you’ll get to see him later).

I also dyed the silk fabric I got for my Lance handbag.

The fabric on the right was dyed with weld and those on the left were done with Osage orange. I love the clarity of the weld, but the Osage has such depth. I think that will be the inside fabric of the bag. Now, I need to get busy and re-work the top of the bag to fit in the handle I bought. Will it be done before the next Tour de France? Stay tuned.

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