I posted this as a reply to a comment on my last post before closing Scarlet Thread, then decided that it would make a good update on the status of "It's a Stitchy Thing" and what I've been doing with myself.
First, I miss the give and take I had with all of Scarlet Thread's customers. Sigh.
On to the update.
I've been reflecting, mulling over my options, trying to discern my next
pathway. I'll be back to blogging in the very near future. One of the
things I've been contemplating is how to handle Jeff Kulick's designs
(consulting with Jeff himself). I've had orders that need to be filled,
and just how I'm going to do that ongoing is the sticking point.
plan to feature what's new in the counted/charted needlepoint world and
have in my hot little hands Kurdy Biggs's newest, "Pangea," which is
quite lovely. I've collected the threads for the colorways and even made
up my own. (That would make this design my very first Threedles
project!) So look for that very soon.
I hope that I can convince
designers to send me information on their new designs so that I can pass
that news along to you with as many pictures as possible of all the
pretties you need to create them yourself.
I'm thinking of
merging my "Confessions of a Remedial Stitcher" blog with this one, so
it will also be a report on my progress (sometimes lack of progress) on
the assorted WIPs and UFOs I've accumulated while being a shopowner. I
hope to finish several projects this year that have been languishing.
And of course, I've signed up for two cyber classes, one of which I'm
already behind on ("Mystique" beckons me from across the room).
So it appears that I'll be very busy, doesn't it? Who
has time for work with all that on my plate? Which means retirement from
the treadmill of a daily job. I won't miss the pressures that always
seem to go along with that. Since I've worked from home for most of my
life, that just means that the computer is no longer the office but back
to being a window on the world and a source of entertainment and
learning. I may even finally get around to designing some needlework
again. Wait, now I've added something else to my list of things I want
to do. Yes, I'll be very busy, won't I.
All good, I believe. And to close, I just have to say: